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Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products. Residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties are eligible to receive four weeks of free nicotine patches when they get help through the Quit Line. Learn more. - See more at:

Flood clean-up: Several Northern Kentucky communities are cleaning up from flooding. Tips for communicable disease prevention, food safety and other health concerns

Animal bites:In Northern Kentucky, there are approximately 650-700 animal bites each year, including dog, cat, ferret, bat, raccoon, and horse bites. While most of these bites do not result in the spread of illness, rabies can be a concern. More info button

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Community Health Improvement Plan designed to address priority health issues facing regionCHIP cover
Every five years, the Health Department engages the community in an assessment to understand the current health status of Northern Kentucky and identify ways to improve health for everyone. The current assessment was guided by community partners from the Health Department, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Northern Kentucky University, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Skyward and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

The group, the Northern Kentucky Health Steering Committee, conducted a Community Health Assessment to identify priority health issues and outcomes. Numerous individuals and 175 organizations participated in the various assessments. After months of engagement and work, three priority health outcomes were identified: obesity, heart disease and substance use disordersMore info

The Northern Kentucky Health Department will honor Williamstown, Ky., Mayor Rick Skinner with the 2016 Award of Excellence in Public Health. Skinner is being recognized for his leadership of the Fitness for Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) coalition as it works to improve health in Grant County, specifically efforts to create opportunities for physical activity and improved nutrition for residents; and for his willingness to advocate for a syringe access exchange program. - See more at:

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