Health Report Card

What Data Would You Like to Review?

  • Health Status
  • Health Factors that Impact Health

Message from the Directors

Dear Citizen,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Lake Cumberland District’s Health Report Card.  It should be noted that the local data used in the following is sometimes several years old.  More recent local data is not currently available thereby making it difficult to assess if the strategies the LCDHD has implemented have made a positive impact on known health issues.

A few years ago, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identified Winnable Battles in public health.  Some of these include: 1) Hospital Associated Infections, 2) HIV, 3) Motor Vehicle Injuries, 4) Obesity/Nutrition/Physical Activity/Food Safety, 5) Teen Pregnancy and 6) Tobacco.  Let’s take an account of where our district’s health status currently rates in regard to several of these areas.

Winnable Battles: Learn more about these public health areas.

  • HIV: 2015 data shows our district has 111 individuals identified as living with AIDS.
  • Motor Vehicle Injures: 2008 data shows our district scored a “D” in the category of “Motor Vehicle Death Rate”.
  • Obesity/Nutrition/Physical Activity/Food Safety: 2015 data shows our district scored a “D” in obesity.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Our district scored a “D” in the category of “Teen Births”.
  • Tobacco: 2014 data shows our district scored a “D” in the categories of “Lung Cancer Incidence” and in “Lung Cancer Death Rate”.

If you are weary of our citizens constantly being rated so low in areas of public health, here are some things you can do:

Do the above and join us in our mission of, “…promoting good health practices…,” and strive for these five healthy activities.

  • Shawn D. Crabtree

    Shawn D. Crabtree, MSSW, MPA

    Executive Director

  • Christine Weyman

    Christine Weyman, MD, PhD, FAAP

    Medical Director


Technical Notes and Definitions

Lake Cumberland District Health Department’s Health Report Card serves as a tool to compare current health indicators in the following ways: compare individual counties; compare individual counties to the Lake Cumberland District; compare individual counties to KY, National and Healthy People 2020 Goals; and compare the Lake Cumberland District to KY, National and Healthy People 2020 Goals.  The Healthy People 2020 Goals provide a 10 year agenda for improving the health of all Americans.  Priority in selecting the indicators was given to measures for which data are available and which are commonly used in public health.

Where indicated, prevalence indicates the total number of people in a population with a certain disease or condition. Instances, in comparison, is the amount of new diagnoses of a disease or condition.

Where applicable, grades are given for the Lake Cumberland District as follows:

A= District rates are better than all three of the following: KY rates, National rates and the HP 2020 goal.
B= District rates are better than two of the following: KY rates, National rates and the HP 2020 goal.
C= District rates are better than one of the following: KY rates, National rates and the HP 2020 goal.
D= District rates are worse than all three of the following: KY rates, National rates and the HP 2020 goal.