The LFCHD Knit and Crochet Club invites new members to learn to knit/crochet or just to join for a bit of fun and needlework. The group meets after work on Mondays (around 4:30 p.m.), at 805A Newtown Circle, Conf. Rm. 3. Bring some yarn and needles and come check it out. Call Terri Phelps (ext. 2120) or Doraine Bailey (ext. 2348) for more information.
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LGBT Health Awareness Week is an important time to highlight the progress our country is making to address the unique health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans, especially through implementation of the health care law, the Affordable Care Act.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day, March 27, is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
You can learn your risk for developing type 2 diabetes by taking the Diabetes Risk Test. This test will ask users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider.
For more information about LFCHD’s Diabetes classes, including the opportunity to join the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program for LFCHD employees, contact Janey Wendschlag at ext. 2310, or Sarah McMahan at ext. 2347.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) invites all health information professionals to join the celebration and be recognized during the 23rd annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week. Formerly knows as Health Information & Technology Week, HIP Week will run from March 25 through March 31. This year’s event is themed, “Managing Health Information for Life.”
Jennifer Wyatt began her position as the Public Health Clinical Services Manager March 26. Wyatt is a registered dietitian with a bachelor of science in dietetics, and a master of science in community nutrition. She is returning to the health department, where she worked from 1993 to 2009, including four years as the Health Promotion Manager. She has worked for the Kentucky Department for Public Health and served as the Public Health Director of the Jessamine County Health Department.
Jennifer will oversee all of LFCHD’s public health clinic services, including WIC, Family Planning, Breast and Cervical Cancer, Immunizations, Child Health, STD, TB and Adult Wellness. She will also manage Maternity and Head Start contracts and long-term public health grants, services planning and medical records.
Remember, the HANDS program is collecting different items each month to distribute to the families it serves. These items can be dropped off in the breakrooms at 650 Newtown Pike, 805A Newtown Circle and 2433 Regency Road. Here are the items being asked for in the next few months:
· April: craft supplies (stickers, baby plastic coat hangers, plastic baggies)
· May: new or gently used baby bedding items or furniture
· June: baby sunscreen and baby care items