NKU to Host Research Colloquium on Health Equity in Northern Kentucky

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January 23, 2018- Northern Kentucky University’s College of Health Professions will host the “Considering the Health Equity in Northern Kentucky” Research Colloquium on Thursday, January 25.

Debbie Young and Louise Kent of the Northern Kentucky Health Department will share findings of the department’s health equity report. The report reviewed a number of factors that impact health, including levels of educations and incomes. The results showed that life expectancies are almost 10 years higher in certain communities than others.

“The CHP Research Colloquium looks to engage the NKU community on the issue of health equity. Discussing the health status of Northern Kentucky communities is important, so we understand the variables. Then we can look to the next step of research,” said Dr. Dale Stephenson, dean of the College of Health Professions.

Anyone at NKU is interested in research or has research to present should attend. This is also an opportunity to work on development and receive feedback.

·      What: "Considering Health Equity in Northern Kentucky"

·       When: January 25, 2018, 3 p.m.

·       Where: Student Union 106

For more on CHP Research Colloquium, visit its website: http://nku.edu/CHPcolloquium.

Click here to view the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s Health Equity Report: https://nkyhealth.org/community-partner/health-data-plans-and-reports/health-equity/.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.