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Health + Wellness

Health is the foundation for Northern Kentucky’s future growth and vitality. Kentucky is currently ranked 47th out of 50 states in overall health, so it’s critical to promote healthy behaviors such as active lifestyles, proper nutrition and smoking cessation. Our collective efforts will increase awareness, collaboration and access to generate a culture of good health everywhere we live, work and play. With the help of the myNKY vision, we’re determined to make the healthiest choice the easiest choice for everyone in Northern Kentucky.

Skyward's goal for the next five years is to implement LiveWell NKY, a program designating local residents, organizations and communities as “LiveWell” ambassadors by achieving health goals in exercise, nutrition and smoking cessation; implement SmokeFree NKY, a program dedicated to reducing the number of smokers in Northern Kentucky as well as eliminating second-hand smoke exposure in public places; invest in and support education, training and applied research programs designed to improve population health; and increase regional access to mental health and substance abuse services.



Leaders, residents and businesses join forces for good health in Covington

Covington residents face a variety of unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy food and patterns for behavior. Organizations like Skyward and The Center for Great Neighborhoods are taking a synergistic approach, engaging everyone from city leadership to local corner stores to ensure a brighter, healthier future.


Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”  


St. Elizabeth Simulation Center uses real-world training to save lives

In addition to several more community-wide initiatives, regional healthcare giant St. Elizabeth introduces state-of-the-art center to prepare staff by simulating rare, realistic health emergencies.


Photo feature: NKY celebrates success, looks toward bright future

Exploring Northern Kentucky's renewed vision and successes of recent years, and looking forward to many good things to come in the myNKY target areas of business, health, education and community vibrancy.

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Garren Colvin leads St. Elizabeth along twin paths of economic development and mission-driven care

The NKY native is "really dedicated to making this a great place" to work, live, raise a family and be healthy.
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Video: Health for Every Person Everywhere

New Gen-H initiative wants to make health a value we share across income, race, ethnicity and neighborhood differences.

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myNKY: What does it mean to you?

Residents and business, civic, education and religious leaders respond when asked to help determine the future of Northern Kentucky in the next five years.
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