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 […]

Spotlight on Health, Nutrition and Fitness, Adam Capps

Spotlight on Health: Adam Capps. Adam used the LCDHD Health Risk Assessment to gain insights into health and nutrition to assist with his health improvement goals. As a junior at Lindsey Wilson College in 2011, Adam’s doctor told him he would develop diabetes if he didn’t make major changes. As he started this path to health, he weighed in at 364 pounds. Using the buddy system, Adam partnered with a friend and they began going to the gym everyday. Adam said, “When your heavier than 350 pounds, not only is it hard just to walk, but to do any type […]

Freedom from Smoking

Words cannot say how very proud we are of the participants in our recent Freedom from Smoking class, which ran from March 7 – May 16.  We started with 13 and the 5 pictured participants (plus 2 who are not pictured) finished the class.  The class was diverse with participants ranging in age from 22 to 83 years! This group put the cigarettes down and stuck with the program!  Many of them were long time smokers and had a tremendous struggle — a struggle that is just beginning, because, although they are past withdrawal and initial addiction, they will continue to […]

Spotlight on Health, Child Passenger Safety Seat Program: Evelyn Mae Cooper

I am thankful for the many services our local health department offers our community. One service that is particularly important to me is the Child Passenger Safety Service. This service ensures that your child’s car seat is correctly installed in order to provide the best protection for your child in the event of an accident. The Lake Cumberland District Health Department goes above and beyond to offer this wonderful, free service to ensure our children are as safe as possible when traveling on our roads. As a new mom, I am very concerned about my child’s safety and can rest […]

Spotlight on Health, WIC: Tina Thomas

My name is Tina Thomas, and I am the mother of three children, all of which are or were on the WIC program. This benefit has helped my family out in many ways. I have breastfed or am doing so now, all 3 of my children. The WIC program has a very healthy package for breast feeding mothers. It gives the mom an idea of the healthy foods to eat and how to take care of one’s self while feeding your little one. This program offers you professional guidance with dietary questions and issues. The variety of food individuals can […]

Spotlight on Health: Lori Turner, Mammogram Recipient through the Pink County/Susan G. Komen Grant

“When you are busy with work and your family, it’s easy to neglect your own health and put off needed tests. I knew my mammogram was due and the extended hours mammogram clinic and $25 gift card were great motivation to get it done. Now that I know my results are normal, I don’t have to worry about getting another mammogram for 1 year. I encourage all women 40 and older to get their yearly mammogram. Early detection of a problem could save your life.” Lori Turner –Wayne County