Epidemiology and Disease Control

Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. In short, it is trying to figure out why certain people are getting ill. At Lake Cumberland District Health Department(LCDHD), the Epidemiologist works to help prevent and control infectious diseases. The Epidemiologist investigates reportable diseases and outbreaks. There are certain diseases and viruses that due to their infectious nature and the risks they pose to others, are mandated under the Kentucky law to be reported to public health. Physicians and hospitals report these diseases to the health department. The Epidemiologist, […]

Governor’s Proposed Budget Adds Over 30 Million Dollars in Liabilities to Local Health Departments

If passed by the State Legislature, the Governor’s draft of the 2018-2019 budget passes over 38 million dollars in retirement contributions to local health departments. The Lake Cumberland District Health Department’s (LCDHD’s) share of this is over 2 million dollars! Over the last few years, state and federal funding cuts and increases in expenses have already resulted in the LCDHD reducing its staff size from over 300 to around 160 full-time employees. An additional 2.2 million dollar increase in retirement liabilities could mean that 35% to 50% more of our staff could lose their jobs, severely reducing our capacity to […]

2018 Wellness Promotion

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 2017 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 […]

Spotlight on Health: 2017 Health Promotion Winner: Michele Coomer

During 2017, 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 Michele Coomer filled out her profile, entered the contest and won $1,000. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]

Spotlight on Health: 2017 Health Promotion Winner: Jack Hobbs

During 2017, 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 Jack Hobbs filled out his profile, entered the contest and won $500. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]

WIC

WIC (Women-Infants-Children) is a supplemental food program, which supplies nutritious foods to pregnant/postpartum/breast-feeding women, and infants/children less than five (5) years of age. Do you qualify?  Learn more: WIC Food Program.