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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:

In NKY, Health Adds Up: Our fiscal year 2015-2016 annual report highlights some of our efforts to prevent disease, protect from health threats promote wellness and to mobilize to solve community health problems.More info button

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Any building can have high level of radon, so it is important to test your home. Testing is easy and inexpensive. The Health Department has a limited number of free radon test kits available for residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant or Kenton Counties. More info button

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Five awkward minutes can save your life

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid, more Kentucky women have coverage for screening services than ever before. Yet, recent data show that Kentucky women are not using the coverage to get the recommended services. Women should ask their health care provider about recommendations for PAP tests and mammograms. The screenings are covered by private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. Women withouth health coverage can be screened at the Health Department.   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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