Did you know that every year an estimated 30,000-40,000 U.S. residents are potentially exposed to rabies and require human rabies post-exposure prophylaxis? In the past few years there have been over 50 animals that have tested positive for rabies in Kentucky. Rabies threatens all members of the family, including pets. When left untreated, rabies is almost always fatal. However, it is 100% preventable. This is why we must take the appropriate steps to prevent and control rabies in our communities. Although the majority of cases of rabies occur in the wildlife population, most humans are exposed to the virus as […]
Would you like a chance to win a $1,000.00* (see terms below) cash incentive just for taking a few minutes to learn more about your health status and how to improve your general fitness and overall well-being? Fill out your wellness profile today! At the end of the profile, you will be given a chance to enter your name into the contest. Even if you entered our 2016 contest, you are welcome and encouraged to enter this contest. You may view our previous winners here: view our past winners! After completing a health questionnaire, developed by a team of experts at the Lake […]
During 2016, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Monticello Banking Company partnered to offer a wellness promotion. An opportunity to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) developed by the health department and located on their website at www.lcdhd.org was offered. At the end of the survey, participants were provided the chance to enter a prize drawing with a $1,000 first place and a $500.00 second place award. The prize was sponsored by the Monticello Banking Company. Local resident Dustin Jones filled out his profile, entered the contest and won $1,000. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]
During 2016, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Monticello Banking Company partnered to offer a wellness promotion. An opportunity to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) developed by the health department and located on their website at www.lcdhd.org was offered. At the end of the survey, participants were provided the chance to enter a prize drawing with a $1,000 first place and a $500.00 second place award. The prize was sponsored by the Monticello Banking Company. Local resident Misty Anderson filled out her profile, entered the contest and won $500. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]
This is the season to enjoy good times and be with family and friends. While enjoying the season most of us are not affected by holiday accidents or tragedies; and to help you keep it that way, consider the following statistics and information: Each holiday season fires injure 2,600 individuals and cause more than $930 million in damage. (United States Fire Administration). Each year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for falls, cuts, shocks, and burns due to incidents involving faulty holiday lights, dried-out Christmas trees and other holiday decorations (Consumer Product Safety Commission). Christmas Trees: The National Christmas […]
Thanks to all the staff and board members of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department. Learn more about public health at: APHA: Public Health Thank You.
Kentucky Emergency Management KENTUCKY OFFICIALS URGE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DUE TO WILDFIRE RISK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kentucky Joint Information Center Tel. 502-607-6666 FRANKFORT, Ky: (Nov. 17, 2016) –Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) officials urge citizens in, or near, the areas impacted by wildfires to be prepared to take immediate action. Being ready for a wildfire could save your property or save your life! The National Weather Service, Jackson KY Office, has issued a Fire Weather Watch due to the ongoing drought conditions, http://www.weather.gov/jkl/ . Currently 50 fires are burning approximately 31,256 acres throughout the southeastern part […]
Washing your hands and getting the flu vaccine are two important ways to protect yourself from disease. Learn more at:CDC: Wash Your Hands, and CDC: Flu Vaccine. Also, watch our videos below.
Flu and You Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially those at high risk. Take steps every day to stop the spread of germs. Getting the flu vaccine is the most important step. Learn what to do if you are sick and what steps you should take to protect others. Also, find tips to care for others who are sick. Learn more at: CDC: Flu.
LAKE CUMBERLAND DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT FROM ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOR SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM Somerset, KY. (October 13, 2016) – Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) is pleased to announce it has received a $433,996 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for their 10-county service area. ACF awards grants through a competitive application and review process. The awarded funding will support the delivery of sexual risk avoidance education (SRAE) to adolescents in seventh grade over the next three years. Although Kentucky and the nation’s teen birth rates are declining, the targeted area, which is made […]