Being prepared can literally mean the difference between life and death when it comes to infectious diseases. Healthcare professionals practice for these situations routinely but the public generally does not see the training. Tonight, we are able to take you “behind the scenes” at a recent Ebola drill that included @St. Elizabeth Healthcare and a number of other northern Kentucky partners. Northern Kentucky Health Department Kentucky Medical Association Kentucky Hospital Association Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Kentucky State Police Robert Purdy
It takes all of us to reduce oral health disparities and keep children healthy. From doctors to social service workers, many stakeholders outside of dentistry can play an important role. Kentucky Dental Association Kentucky Dental Hygienists' Association
The CDC tips from former smokers campaign launches its 7th year of TV, online and print ads today! The campaign runs 25 weeks. More info, including bios on the former smokers, is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/index.html. Start being tobacco-free today:https://quitnowkentucky.org
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More than 400 experts from across Kentucky, all working in various ways to end child abuse, gathered in Morehead for the Child Abuse Prevention: Be Heroes in the Stories of Our Children conference. Here's the inspirational story of Geri Willis, one of this year’s Super Hero for Children Award winners.
We were honored to be part of the Child Abuse Prevention: Be Heroes in the Stories of Our Children conference in Morehead. Our Family Resource & Youth Services Centers, DCBS workers, along with law enforcement, judicial branch staff & many others collaborated on strategies to better serve and protect kids. Some exemplary individuals were given “Super Hero” awards Friday and the DCBS John Finch memorial award was announced. Thank you First Lady Glenna Bevin for being there to congratulate the winners! Tonight at 9pm we will post the inspirational video story of one award winner.
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The Meade County DCBS office visitation room is ready for spring with a burst of color and crafty designs. Thanks to everyone who helped make this room look more like home for the kids who visit with their parents here. Roo’s Wish Charlene Wood Shipley
We dropped off some donated duffle bags from Anthem Medicaid to our Dept. for Community Services (DCBS) offices in Boyd & Carter counties Wednesday. The bags are for kids in foster care. Call 1-800-232-KIDS to learn how you can help!
First Lady Glenna Bevin Governor Matt Bevin
Talk about a recipe for a sweet story—the passage of House Bill 263, aka the Home Baking Bill, changes the way home-based processors are classified. Now any person who “produces or processes whole fruit and vegetables, mixed-greens, jams, jellies, sweet sorghum syrup, preserves, fruit butter, bread, fruit pies, cakes, or cookies” out of his or her home is classified as a processor and can make and sell these products out of their home kitchens. Regulations for home-based processors should be in place by July 31.
Our Department for Public Health (DPH) has issued an important new recommendation for everyone living in six Kentucky counties dealing with a Hepatitis A outbreak: https://bit.ly/2qAb4Ik Public Health Network Kentucky Primary Care Association Kentucky Medical Association Kentucky Hospital Association Kentucky Rural Health Association
Congrats to the Ashland Middle School students for winning one of the grand prizes in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition for their invention of a device for first responders to use in safely handling improperly discarded drug needles. The students win $150,000 worth of high-tech hardware and software for their school.
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Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed April as Minority Health Month. Our Department for Public Health's (DPH) Office of Health Equity has released the 2017 Kentucky Minority Health Status Report, which outlines the health of minority populations in the Commonwealth. Other events this month include a 'Promoting Health Among Youth' event on Saturday and a community engagement event in Clay County on April 19. https://bit.ly/2EHEt7B
Earlier today, Anthem Medicaid announced a donation of 10,000 duffel bags to Kentucky's foster youth, as well as a donation of $15,000 to the #WeAreKY!, Inc. foundation, which benefits foster youth.
Read more: https://bit.ly/2qqmde1 #WeAreKY
Anthem Medicaid is donating $15,000 to First Lady Glenna Bevin’s Foundation #WeAreKy!, Inc. to help kids in foster care. The company is also giving 10,000 duffle bags that will be distributed through our Dept. for Community Based Services (DCBS) and used by kids in foster care. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2v7YAw7
Governor Matt Bevin Jon Park