Northern Kentucky Health Department
Kentucky Public Health Institute
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has defined
10 Essential Public
Health Services that are vital to maintaining community health. Two of those 10
services is to “Maintain a competent health workforce" and to "contribute to and
apply the evidence base of public health."
order to achieve this goal, the Northern Kentucky Public Health Institute has
been created. The institute will provide ongoing workforce and leadership
development for public health professionals through programs such as
internships, practicums, rotations/observations and residencies, public health education and training, and
partnerships between public health agencies, universities, schools and other
entities. In addition, the institute will guide prospective research
investigators through the Health Department's research
institute will be based out of the Northern Kentucky Health Department, and will
be administered by Health Department staff.
Northern Kentucky Public Health Institute will offer programs to ensure that
public health workers have the training and opportunities that they need to
provide the highest quality services to our citizens.
The Northern Kentucky Public Health Institute
continues to build
relationships with universities to provide meaningful applied learning experiences to
students interested in a career in public health.
Partnerships have already been established with several institutions, including
the University of Cincinnati, the University of Louisville, Northern Kentucky
University, and the University of Kentucky, and other institutions will be
Northern Kentucky Public Health Institute is funded by the Health Department
through general strategic planning funds. Grant monies will be pursued to
provide funding for future initiatives.
Public Health degrees can lead
to a variety of rewarding career choices.
Click here to view a movie about careers in public health provided by the
Association of Schools of Public Health.
more information on the institute, please contact
Louise Kent at 859.344.5474. If you are interested in an applied learning
experience with the Northern Kentucky Public Health Institute, please
complete this form.
To view our policies and procedures on
research opportunities with the Health Department and a research proposal form,