Through grants and partnerships, we are stimulating regional health care innovation and supporting health care workforce development. Our on-campus programs support innovative research and teaching in health, health care, and the social determinants of health.
In collaboration with community and business partners, the Institute is leveraging our expertise to support health innovation centers of excellence in the Northern Kentucky region.
The Northern Kentucky Health Innovation Initiative (NKY-HII), funded by an i6 Challenge grant from U.S. Department of Commerce, will create jobs and attract companies and talent in the health innovation sector to the eight-county Northern Kentucky Region. By aligning the region’s top economic development, healthcare, university and startup accelerator assets, the NKY-HII will stimulate and commercialize health innovation.
KY Innovation’s RISE program awarded the Northern Kentucky region funds to establish an innovation cluster in Northern Kentucky. The focusis on informatics, health innovation and logistics innovation centers of excellence in the region. Northern Kentucky University (NKU) will leverage its expertise from the College of Informatics and the Institute of Health Innovation to support the council’s focus areas. Once established, the innovation cluster will serve as a resource for the entire state and the broader region.
As part of our initiatives to enhance health innovation, we offer two bi-annual funding opportunities for Northern Kentucky University faculty through the IHI Faculty Fellows program. The Seed Grants provide support for faculty research, scholarship, creative endeavors, or teaching efforts in health, health literacy, healthcare, and the social determinants of health. The Branch Awards provide support for faculty in moving from “discussion” of interdisciplinary collaboration to action, which will heighten their professional visibility or the impact of NKU in the fields of health, health literacy, healthcare, or the social determinants of health.
We are pleased to introduce our inaugural 2019 IHI Faculty Fellows and their projects.