College of Public Health students graduating

Outreach

The University of Kentucky is the Commonwealth's public, land-grant university with a mission to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

As a component of Kentucky’s land-grant institution, the Mission of the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky is to apply comprehensive health approaches to understand better and to help reduce the burdens and disparities of health problems on individuals, families, and communities.

A core characteristic of the College of Public Health is a commitment to creating outcomes and products addressing public health problems, reflecting excellence in discovery, outreach, learning, service, community engagement, and leadership.  The College of Public Health is also committed to empowering citizens and mobilizing communities to improve public health through its expertise and resources and being accountable to internal and external constituencies for the education, research, and service provided by members of the College of Public Health.