Healthiest Employer Campaign

NKU Healthiest Employer

Northern Kentucky University has once again, for the third year in a row, been named the Healthiest Employer of Greater Cincinnati in the category of employers with 1,500-4,999 employees.  The Business Courier named five winners in various employer size categories in its 2013 Healthiest Employers of Greater Cincinnati competition at an awards event Tuesday morning at Cintas Center. 

It has been a pivotal year for the Wellness agenda at NKU, as this year brought with it the inaugural Wellness@Work Awards where internal departments and colleges can compete to be awarded and recognized for their efforts in promoting healthy lifestyles for employees. We have seen an extraordinary shift where whole departments and colleges are adopting a commitment to health.  This self-propelling momentum is a true indicator of a culture that is empowered to achieve wellbeing and we wanted to reward those who were leading the way.

In his first year, President Mearns has continued the leadership’s support of employees’ health and wellbeing in many ways, but most notably is the Board of Regents resolution to create and adopt a Tobacco Free Campus Policy.  “Upon hearing of our Healthiest Employer Award, I once again felt very proud of the people who work here and am happy to continue our committement to their health as we look to our future.” said Mearns. 

The Courier partnered with the privately held technology and data research firm Healthiest Employers to assess the corporate wellness programs of nominated companies. In all, 26 companies were recognized for this year’s program.

For more information contact Kim Baker, Employee Wellness Manager, at bakerk7@nku.edu.

Value your worth by filling your body with nourishing food.

Order a Healthy U option in Northern Fare Food Court or Outtakes.

Accept yourself as you are now to allow growth.

Book an appointment with the NKU Health Coach at x7780.

Strengthen yourself with relationships, support and connection with others.


Join the Wellness Champions Club.

Acknowledge your mind-body connection to enhance your intellect.


Schedule a Work Station Assessment. Call x1922.

Honor yourself with nurturing choices.

Take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program.

Replenish and rejuvenate yourself with rest and relaxation.

Schedule a massage in the Well Living Center, FH 137.

Transform your self-talk to come from a positive place that fosters self-confidence and unleashes your limitless potential.

Engage in your overall physical well-being to become body positive.

Invigorate yourself with essential, life-giving water.

Take the "New Switcheroo" pledge.