World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older people by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.


To learn more about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - click here

To learn more about the Elder Mistreatment Alliance and what NKADD does for local elders - click here

Medicaid Waiver Forum to be hosted in Covington June 7

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Cabinet for Health and Family Services


FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2018) - On July 1, Campbell County will become the first county in Kentucky that requires some Medicaid enrollees to participate in community engagement activities to keep their health care benefits. Enrolees, health care professionals and others interested in learning more about community engagement are encouraged to attend a state-hosted Stakeholder Advisory Forum at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront. 

Community engagement activities include work, job training, education, caregiving, or volunteering. If a person who has substance abuse disorder has a requirement, rehabilition tratement can also be sought to fulfill community engagement hours. The Medicaid 1115 Waiver was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Jan. 12, and is now known as Kentucky HEALTH. 

"Medicaid recipients who are able to work have an incredible opportunity to become more engaged in their communities and earn the skills they need to obtain one of the hundreds of thousands of jobs available in Kentucky right now," said Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Adam Meier. "However, community engagement is not simply a 'work requirement.' There are multiple ways people can participate, as well as learn new ways to engage in healthier lifestyles."

Kentucky HEALTH PATH Community Engagement requirement will start in Cambpell County on July 1, 2018. Boone County will start on Aug. 1, and Kenton County on Sept. 1. Remaining counties in the Northern Kentucky workforce development area will begin community engagement in October. 


          WHO: Adam Meier, Secretary, Cabinet for Health and Family Services

                      Kristi Putnam, Deputy Secretary, Cabinet for Health and Family Services

          WHAT: Kentucky HEALTH Stakeholder Advisory Forum

          WHEN: 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 7

          WHERE: Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront

                      668 W 5th St., Covington KY 41011


*The forum will be available via Livestream on the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Facebook page:

* Media are welcome to attend the advisory forum. 

Additional information is available at




The Cabinet for Health and Family Servies is home to most of the state's human services and healthcare programs, including the Department for Medicaid Services, the Department for Community ased Services, the Department for Public Health, the Department for Aging and Independent Living, and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. CHFS is one fo the largest agences in state government, with nearly 8,000 full- and part-time employees located across the Commonwealth focused on improving the lives of Kentuckians. 



NKADD seeks applications for Director of NKY Office of Drug Control Policy

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District, as the Fiscal Agent for the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, is now accepting applications for the Director of the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

The Director of the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (NKODCP) provides leadership and direction in implementing the vision established by the NKODCP Board of Directors. The Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy assists with the development of substance abuse policy initiatives, coordinates regional efforts and provides advisory services to the Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties (“Counties”), and other organizations as directed.  The Office is charged with serving as the subject matter expert on the issue of substance abuse and the development of a comprehensive plan (“Plan”) to reduce the prevalence of substance abuse among the youth and adult populations while coordinating efforts among all respective county and regional agencies toward the implementation of the Plan.  Excellent benefits and generous retirement plan.  Starting salary DOQ.  TDD 711.

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Education and/or Experience

Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree majoring in counseling, psychology, health sciences, public administration, business administration, or any degree directly related to public policy, politics or substance abuse policy with minimum of five years related experience; technical experience with law enforcement and/or counseling is preferred;  Significant experience/knowledge/accomplishment in the substance abuse education/prevention/treatment may supplement education and/or experience.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume/vitae with a minimum of three professional references to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. Review of applicants will begin June 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

c/o Executive Director Lisa Cooper

22 Spiral Drive

Florence, KY 41042

Opportunity Zone Meetings Delayed

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky 

Cabinet of Economic Development 

FRANKFORT, KY. (June 1, 2018) - Due to a delay in the release of specific guidelines from the U.S. Department of Treasury, the previously scheduled meetings to explain details of Opportunity Zones in Kentucky have been postponed. 

Following the issuance of federal guidelines, additional information will beposted at



The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency responsible for encouraging new jobs and investment in the state. New capital investment announced in Kentucky in 2017 totaled a record $9.2 billion, spurring more than 17,200 projected new jobs. Information on available industrial properties, workforce development assistance, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other economic development resources is available at

City Administrative Officer - Taylor Mill

The City of Taylor Mill (population 6,756), located in Northern Kentucky, is seeking a motivated and proven manager with experience fostering cooperation and operating in a dynamic, highly visible, multi-task environment to serve as City Administrative Officer (CAO). Annual budget of $4.6M. The CAO is responsible for managing the overall daily operations of the city and implementing policies established by the Mayor and City Commission.

Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration or related field (Master's preferred). Skills in oral and written communication, public relations, budgeting, grants, personnel, zoning and program management necessary. Past progressive management/supervisory experience required. Previous local government experience desired. Salary DOQ.

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter, resumé and salary history to:

Taylor Mill Selection Committee c/o NKADD
22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:00PM.

The City of Taylor Mill is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email

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Career Opportunities

Welcome to the NKADD Career Board. You'll find benefit information as well as links to current open positions within the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

Current Job Openings for the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

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