Advocating for a healthier NKY

GOAL: Stronger quality of life for residents and employers

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Example of the ads to help end smoking

Picture a healthy, vibrant community through a growth-oriented regional economy driven by educational excellence, social mobility and a united view of the future.

Fast-forward to a community that drives strategic change through action. That recognizes the need for transformation. A community that demands results.

The Health of our OneNKY Community is a driving factor for transformation and a key pillar of work for the OneNKY Alliance.

BUILD Health Challenge

A collaborative group of local entities led by Regional Alliance concluded their partnership with the BUILD Health Challenge in 2020 to effect change as it relates to smoking in the city of Covington and Gallatin County. The program launched in 2018 to supply free nicotine replacement therapy kits to residents of Covington and Gallatin County through their local pharmacies. This coincided with a successful campaign to raise awareness on the true costs of smoking and second-hand smoke. Through an innovative data sharing agreement between St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Northern Kentucky Health Department, the group was able to hot spot specific neighborhoods with a higher population of smokers.

Other key outcomes included:

  • 1200 nicotine replacement therapy kits distributed
  • 8% of smokers in Covington and 16% of smokers in Gallatin County attempted to quit.
  • Over 200 individuals signed up to be Breathe Easy Believer’s.
  • 2 million impressions via targeted online media campaign
  • New data related to the effects of smoking

The initiative was a partnership between OneNKY Alliance, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Interact for Health, the Northern Kentucky Health Department, Three Rivers District Health Department, and The Center for Great Neighborhoods, with major funding support coming through a grant from the BUILD Health Challenge, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Sign the Petition or our Business Letter of Support! Protect NKY workplaces from secondhand smoke.

Summit Series Podcast on September 14th

September 28th, 2022|

OneNKY Alliance kicked off the Summit Series last Wednesday with the OneNKY Community Conversation Podcast with moderator, Michael Monks. Great community discussion will be continued at the OneNKY Summit on October 26th from 2:30-6:30pm.

Finding NKY’s Regional Voice

January 14th, 2021|

Enjoy the latest edition of the Northern Kentucky Market Review with information on OneNKY initiatives and the wonderful attributes of our community!

Breathe Easy Covington

October 31st, 2019|

Regional Alliance's participation with the BUILD grant is helping with the Breathe Easy Covington campaign. Breathe Easy is a community outreach and engagement program designed to communicate the health issues attributed to smoking, secondhand smoke and e-cigarettes. Click on the link to hear some of the Breathe Easy success stories:

BUILD NKY Health Challenge

July 23rd, 2018|

Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance and partner organizations join the BUILD Health Challenge to Reduce Smoking in Northern Kentucky.

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