IHI and NKU are uniquely positioned in northern Kentucky to create a pipeline to reduce the future healthcare worker shortage and bring underserved and minority students into healthcare programs. We are imagining new ways to prepare health science workers for an increasingly technological and collaborative role through our programs for students.
Read more about our mission, values and purpose statements below.
Building on NKU’s rich tradition of community engagement, the IHI seizes the opportunity to work with communities to change and improve lives by addressing population health challenges. The Institute believes we can solve the biggest, most important health challenges facing our communities by engaging with the people directly impacted.
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.
Working with our campus and community partners, we are making investments in health entrepreneurship, innovation, and education. We encourage our community to envision the future of healthcare and help us transform what we do to better equip, empower, and most importantly, inspire health workers of tomorrow.
The Institute for Health Innovation works with the hardest hit communities in northern Kentucky, bringing hope and providing solutions for chronic illness.
Social Determinants Of Health Applied Research
IHI works on addressing Social Determinants of Health through programs and projects like the Opportunity House, NKU CARE Closet, and Geek Your Health events.
IHI and NKU are uniquely positioned in northern Kentucky to create a pipeline to reduce the future healthcare worker shortage and bring underserved and minority students into healthcare programs.
In collaboration with community and business partners, we leverage our expertise to support health innovation centers of excellence in the Northern Kentucky region and provide funding opportunities for NKU staff research through programs like Faculty Fellows.
The Collaborative for Program Evaluation and Implementation Science harnesses the power of data to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities using improvement science.
Valerie Gray Hardcastle
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Executive Director of the Institute for Health Innovation
Vice President for Health Innovation