Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention

Kristen Haddad
Lead Epidemiologist

859-442-8600 ext. 35


Funded by the Partnerships for Success Grant through SAMHSA, the Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention (NKISP) provides the first regional infrastructure support for substance abuse prevention across our 20 school districts. Our mission is to promote mental health and prevent substance misuse through partnerships and education in NKY schools and communities.

Current projects include e-cigarette and drug prevention presentations, curriculum training, and trauma-informed supports. We are open to a wide variety of requests - contact us and let us know how we can support your schools.

For more information or to submit a request, email Kristen Haddad and follow us on twitter Twitter!

According to the CDC, over 19% of high school students and nearly 5% of middle school students use e-cigarettes. In Kentucky, rates are higher than the national average. Studies also indicate that e-cigarettes are a gateway to tobacco use later in life. Through engaging education, we strive to ensure children never begin unhealthy habits, including e-cigarette use. Want to know more about e-cigarettes and other substances, or how to help your child quit? Please refer to the resources below.