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The Northern Kentucky Health Department serves the residents and visitors of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Health Department provides the functions of community assessment and surveillance, public health policy development, and the assurance of the essential public health services in the community.

Annual ReportThe Health Department's district office in Edgewood, Ky.
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10 Essential Public Health Services

  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems 
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts 
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  8. Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce 
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems