Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates

A story in the Rural Health Monitor highlights Lake Cumberland District Health Department’s efforts to address cervical cancer by promoting the HPV vaccine. Please follow the included link to read the story from the Rural Health Monitor, Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates. .

LCDHD Awarded Gold Level Loving Support Award of Excellence for 2019

LCDHD Awarded Gold Level Loving Support Award of Excellence for 2019   Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) announces the Loving Support Award of Excellence program. The award program was established to recognize local WIC agencies that have provided exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities. The intent is to provide models and motivate other local agencies to strengthen their breastfeeding promotion and support activities and ultimately increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among WIC participants.   2019 Kentucky Loving Support(c) Awardees:   * Bell […]

Spotlight on Health: 52 Week Promotional Videos

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department wishes to thank the students at McCreary County Schools for producing some promotional videos in support of our 52 Weeks to Health promotion. You may watch the videos via our YouTube Page. While there, please subscribe to our page. Click here to view our full 52 Weeks to Health Promotion. You may also view the videos below: Cervical Cancer Healthy Heart Dental Health Men’s Health Toy Dangers

Spotlight on Health: 2018 Health Promotion Winner: Patricia Aaron

During 2018, 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 Patricia Aaron filled out her profile, entered the contest and won $500. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]

Spotlight on Health: 2018 Health Promotion Winner: Tiffany Tarter

During 2018, 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 Tiffany Tarter filled out her profile, entered the contest and won $1,000. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]

Safe Sleep Kentucky/Cribs for Kids Partners

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) is pleased to announce the latest community partners for the Safe Sleep Kentucky/Cribs for Kids program. All donations are being matched by Safe Sleep Kentucky. Anthem Medicaid Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) is pleased to announce Anthem Medicaid Kentucky as the newest community partner for the Safe Sleep Kentucky/Cribs for Kids program.  Anthem Medicaid Kentucky has awarded $10,000 for the purchase of Safe Sleep Survival kits for qualifying Anthem Medicaid Kentucky infants.  Safe Sleep Kentucky will match the funding. At least 200 families will benefit from this generous grant. There were 88 […]

Spotlight on Health: Safe Sleep Survival Kits, Anthem Medicaid Awards Grant to Lake Cumberland

(pictured above, right to left: Laura Woodrum, LCDHD Director of Nursing; Danny Ashlock, Anthem Medicaid; Sabrina Merrick, LCDHD Maternal Child Health Coordinator; and, Shawn Crabtree, LCDHD Executive Director) The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) is pleased to announce Anthem Medicaid Kentucky as the newest community partner for the Safe Sleep Kentucky/Cribs for Kids program. Anthem Medicaid Kentucky has awarded $10,000 for the purchase of Safe Sleep Survival Kits for qualifying Anthem Medicaid Kentucky infants. Safe Sleep Kentucky will match the funding. At least 200 families will benefit from this generous grant. There were 88 sudden infant sleep (SIDS) related deaths […]

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 […]