Included in the two-year budget that just passed the General Assembly, is funding for a significant project for Northern Kentucky University. Working with our fellow Northern Kentucky legislators, we secured $97 million for the new health innovations center and Founders Hall renovations.
NKU President Geoffrey Mearns says the funding for these projects are part of the University’s strategic plan. “The health center will be far more than an academic building,” says Mearns. “It will be a comprehensive population health education and applied research facility. It will capitalize on our existing expertise in health informatics, big data, and health professions education. The center will allow NKU to become a national leader in education and programming focused on population health, using the lens of information technology to evaluate outcomes. Put simply, the center will improve the ways in which our region and our nation approaches health and wellness.”
The new health innovations center will open 2017.