Northern Kentucky health department annual report now available

The Northern Kentucky Health Department’s fiscal year 2012-2013 annual report details a year filled with both enormous accomplishments and challenges. The Health Department was one of the first 11 in the country to achieve public health accreditation in February 2013, an accomplishment that impacts much of the agency’s work moving forward. Challenges included implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act, Medicaid managed care, federal sequestration and statewide employee pension reform. Other highlights in the report, which covers July of 2012 through June 2013, include:

  • An initiative to provide comprehensive diabetes care
  • A program to accept credit/debit cards as payment for services, which improved collections by 32.5 percent
  • A project to ensure food safety at mobile food trucks
  • Response to a record-breaking flu season

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