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 […]

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 […]

Spotlight on Health, Drug Awareness Education, Russell County Schools

Russell County School District received $40,000 from The Early Childhood Healthy Living Initiative grant.  This initiative was created by Kentucky’s Health Commissioner Hiram Polk, to provide an opportunity for young children to live healthy and be drug free.   A request for proposal was sent to School Districts across the State in the spring of 2017.  Jan Brumley, FRC Coordinator at Jamestown Elementary received the information and took action writing a successful proposal for Russell County School District. Russell County School District will be implementing an evidence based comprehensive drug/substance use and violence prevention program for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.  […]

Spotlight on Health, Drug Awareness Education, Casey County Schools

Casey County School District received $33,423 from The Early Childhood Healthy Living Initiative grant.  This initiative was created by Kentucky’s Health Commissioner Hiram Polk, to provide an opportunity for young children to live healthy and be drug free.   A request for proposal was sent to School Districts across the State in the spring of 2017.  Cathy Williams, Prevention Specialist/DFC Project Coordinator received the information and took action writing a successful proposal for Casey County School District. Casey County School District will address the issues of substance use prevention in grades Pre-K through 4 with three curriculums that are age appropriate, […]

Spotlight on Health, Drug Awareness Education, Pulaski County Schools

Pulaski County School District received $40,000 from The Early Childhood Healthy Living Initiative grant. This initiative was created by Kentucky’s Health Commissioner Hiram Polk, to provide an opportunity for young children to live healthy and be drug free. A request for proposal was sent to School Districts across the State in the spring of 2017. Wanda Absher, Psy. S. District Safe School Coordinator received the information and took action writing a successful proposal for Pulaski County School District. Pulaski School District will be implementing HALO, a SAMSHA approved drug awareness and education curriculum for pre-school students. The grant will also […]

Russell County Syringe Exchange

Nurse Supervisor, Beverly Brockman, says, “Our 1st full container of needles. Sometimes this program makes me so sad that it is needed and the shape our communities are in, but today….I can say I had a role in removing lots of needles from our community #saferparks #needlesoffthestreets #lcdhd. Learn more: https://www.lcdhd.org/services/syringeneedle-exchange-program/

Spotlight on Health, School Safety, Taylor County Health Board/Campbellsville Independent Schools AED Project

Campbellsville Independent Schools (CIS) recently received a grant to purchase three Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines to be used at Campbellsville elementary, middle and high schools. In January, CIS submitted a grant request to Taylor County Board of Health members, asking for funds to purchase three new AED machines.  Board of Health members recently awarded $3,120 to the school district to purchase the machines.  The machines will be installed in cabinets at the gymnasiums at the three schools. CIS partnered with Taylor County Health Department and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel to submit the grant proposal and make the purchase. Pictured from […]