Better health for Kentucky. Together.
The Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) at NKU develops pioneering solutions to the health challenges facing Northern Kentucky. We drive change that directly addresses urgent unmet health needs.

 

What We Do


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Linking Community

No greater opportunity exists to change and improve lives than addressing population health challenges. The Institute is taking on the biggest, most important health challenges facing our communities.

Working Together

The Institute's focus on working together is a key piece of NKU’s commitment to forging partnerships to address population health initiatives. When we come together, we can uncover breakthrough solutions to our society's most challenging population health problems.

Innovative Solutions

Working with our campus and community partners, we are transforming health science education to better equip, empower, and most importantly, inspire health workers of tomorrow.

 


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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Support Group

Tuesday, September 18, 6 pm
Health Innovation Center, Room 221

RSVP: Email noec2@nku.edu for our catering headcount.

The Institute for Health Innovation at Northern Kentucky University and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Coalition of Kentucky (NASCKY) are proud to partner on our first Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Support Group. Parents, grandparents, and other guardians of children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome are invited to NKU’s campus after work for support and to discuss opportunities for awareness and advocacy of NAS in the Northern Kentucky region.


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Scott Fennell


Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.

As part of its work with the Northern Kentucky Stream Restoration Program, Scott and the CER are undertaking a stream and forest rehabilitation project at the 1,000-acre Kingsolver Wildlife Management Area in Carlisle, Kentucky. Since the project is located too far for students to commute, Scott connected with the Jubilee Project, a non-profit in Cincinnati that teaches people construction skills while rehabbing houses, and Addiction Recovery Care, LLC (ARC), a network of state-licensed residential and outpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers in Kentucky. ARC will provide the support needed to transition graduates from rehab into recovery. The project is also creating redevelopment in Carlisle and Nicolas Counties. Vacant buildings on Main Street are being rehabbed for offices, and an old hospital near the Kingsolver land will serve as housing for crew members in recovery and as a treatment center serving the region. 

Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
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