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Our Vision is...

To be the catalyst of positive change for population health.

Our Mission is...

To develop health champions, conduct multidisciplinary and applied research, and collaborate with partners to improve health in Kentucky and beyond.

Catalyzing Positive Change

This strategic plan provides the roadmap for moving the University of Kentucky College of Public (CPH) to the next phase of becoming THE leader for population health change as well as acting in service to the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world. The need for public health in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is tremendous: we rank at or near the bottom in every measure of chronic diseases and opioid overdose, and have very high prevalence of poverty, low educational levels, and environmental risk factors.

The CPH vision will be realized by optimizing the student experience, conducting impactful research, and translating discoveries into effective policies and practice. The University of Kentucky (UK) is one of only a few state universities to host the full range of academic disciplines, from agriculture and medicine to engineering and fine arts, on one contiguous campus. This diversity offers the CPH a dynamic context for interdisciplinary cooperation and meaningful collaborations.