Author Archives: Emily Gresham Wherle

In Second Year, Grant County Syringe Access Exchange Program Continues to Reduce Threat of Disease, Connect to Treatment

View an infographic about the program Florence, Ky.—Since it began in March of 2016, the Grant County syringe access exchange program has helped 322 people prevent infectious diseases spread through IV drug use, such as hepatitis C and HIV. Services are offered on Wednesday afternoons at the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s Grant County Health Center […]

Upcoming Board of Health Meetings

The Building Committee of the Northern Kentucky District Board of Health will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Health Department’s new district office, 8001 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, Ky. The Campbell County Local Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Campbell County […]

Clean-up Tips After Flooding

Cleaning up your restaurant Protect yourself against hazards. People with breathing problems like asthma or who have weakened immune systems including children should stay away from moldy sites. Make sure the structure is safe before doing clean-up work. Protect your mouth and nose against breathing in mold: wear at least an N-95 respirator. Protect your […]

Learn How to Manage Diabetes at Free Class

If you want to learn how to better control your diabetes, you can get practical tips at a free class on Saturday, March 10. Diabetes educators from the Northern Kentucky Health Department are offering the comprehensive education from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Burlington Fire House located at 6050 Firehouse Drive, Burlington, KY. […]

As HIV Cluster Investigation Moves into Second Month, Health Officials Increase Opportunities for HIV Testing

Florence, KY— The Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are continuing to investigate a cluster of HIV cases among individuals who inject drugs. Since the investigation was announced last month, health officials have begun conducting in-depth interviews with those infected and genetic testing of blood samples is underway to determine […]