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Free patches can help you quit smoking
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:

NKY Breastfeeding Challenge
Northern Kentucky mothers and children to compete against sites across the world to see who can have the most mom/baby pairs latched on at the same time during the 2017 Northern Kentucky Breastfeeding Challenge, planned for Sept. 30 
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Volunteer your skills in your community with Medical Reserve Corps
The Northern Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps provides citizens of both medical and non-medical backgrounds with a way to help their communities during a public health emergency. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend one of two orientation sessions: Sept. 26 in Falmouth, Ky., and Oct. 19 in Edgewood, Ky.   More 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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