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Opioid-Use Disorder Prevention Grant Announcement

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) is pleased to announce it has received a $249,963 per year grant for three years from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration (HRSA) for their 10-county service area. HRSA awards grants through a competitive application and review process. The award will fund the work of The Lake Cumberland Opioid-Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment consortium (Dr. Larry Oteham, Pulaski County Detention Center, The Adanta Group) whose efforts will focus on improving health outcomes and reducing morbidity and mortality related to Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The service area will include ten rural Kentucky […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 38, Rabies

How Can You Prevent Rabies in Animals? There are several things you can do to protect your pet from rabies. First, visit your veterinarian with your pet on a regular basis and keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date for all cats, ferrets, and dogs. Second, maintain control of your pets by keeping cats and ferrets indoors and keeping dogs under direct supervision. Third, spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or vaccinated regularly. Finally, call animal control to remove all stray animals from your neighborhood since these animals may […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 37, Childhood Obesity

Our Children – Keep Them at a Healthy Weight One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department encourages your family to make healthy changes together. Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park. Limit screen time: […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 36, Food Safety

Holiday or Buffet Food Safety A popular way to celebrate holidays or any party occasion is to invite friends and family to a buffet. However, this type of food service where foods are left out for long periods leave the door open for uninvited guests — bacteria that cause foodborne illness. Festive times for giving and sharing should not include sharing foodborne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline to help you have a SAFE holiday party. Safe Food Handling Always wash your hands before and after handling food. Keep your kitchen, dishes and utensils […]

Are You Prepared?

Are you and your household prepared for a disaster or emergency? Complete this survey and be entered for a chance to win a Preparedness Kit to help in your preparedness efforts.  Only valid in the LCDHD service area: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne counties. Enter here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCDHDPrepared #LCDHDPrepared #lcdhd Learn more: NPM Survey Flyer.

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.  […]