What we're about.

The Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention is committed to providing schools across the region with the supports and services necessary to prevent and address the mental health and substance misuse challenges that students face. We offer a wide variety of educational supports and services to promote the health and wellbeing of the whole student, with a focus on e-cigarette and alcohol prevention.

But don’t take our word for it...

Here’s what some of our partners have to say:

“The NKISP an excellent, collaborative youth substance prevention partner. NKISP is raising awareness about local problems while assisting with local solutions such as: implementing evidence-based substance prevention curriculum to students K-12; hosting training for school staff; sharing strategies with other community coalition groups; and creating helpful tips and resources for parents. We appreciate NKISP’s leadership in our region and enjoy working together to support our youth to be healthy and strong from cradle to career.”
- Amy Cooley E3C Drug Free Coalition Coordinator, Erlanger-Elsmere Schools

Our work is funded by the Partnerships for Success Grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We operate as part of the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Education Services.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to promote mental health and prevent substance misuse through partnerships and education in Northern Kentucky’s schools and communities.

Our vision is to strategically help Northern Kentucky cultivate drug-free environments and positive mental health cultures to pave the path to healthy achievement throughout life.

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Beechwood Independent

Bellevue Independent

Boone County

Bracken County

Campbell County

Covington Independent

Dayton Independent

Erlanger-Elsmere Independent

Fleming County

Fort Thomas Independent

Grant County

Greenup County

Kenton County

Ludlow Independent

Newport Independent

Owen County

Pendleton County

Southgate Independent

Walton-Verona Independent

Williamstown Independent

Our Team

Abby Beausir

Project Director

Christi Jefferds

Lead Epidemiologist


- American Heart Association

- Boone County Alliance for Healthy Youth

- Brighton Center

- CATCH Global Foundation

- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

- Covington Partners

- Campbell County Drug-Free Alliance

- Champions for a Drug-Free Gallatin County

- Champions for a Drug-Free Grant County

- Champions for a Drug-Free Pendleton County

- Early Childhood Community Collaborative (E3C); Erlanger-Elsmere Schools

- Kenton County Alliance

- Kentucky Cancer Program

- Kentucky State Police

- Mendez Foundation

- Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy

- Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

- Northern Kentucky Health Department

- Northkey Community Care

- Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition: Hope’s Hands

- Prevention First!

- Regional Interagency Council

- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

- St. Elizabeth Healthcare

- WellCare


What’s going on in your school?

Let us find the appropriate strategy to address it. Contact us and together we’ll find the best way forward.


Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention

5516 East Alexandria Pike | Cold Spring, KY 41076 | 859.442.8600