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.

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