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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Archive for the month “August, 2012”

Check it out!

Melisa Crowder, the first employee to check out a book from the Training and Development Library, said that she likes the idea of the library because it provides a nice benefit that can help her do her job better and serve as a tool to help her grow.

Have you been to the new HR Training and Development Library yet?
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Doraine Bailey’s recent appearance on KET’s Connections with Renee Shaw has garnered international coverage through the blog of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Bailey appeared along with Jan Johnson of the Pike County Health Department and Cerise Bouchard, president of the Lactation Improvement Network of Kentucky. Congratulations!

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is Kentucky’s educational television network with a mission of “educating, inspiring, informing, and connecting its citizens through the power of public media.” With Kentucky’s breastfeeding rates ranked 48th among states in the US according to the 2012 CDC Breastfeeding Report Card (59.4% ever-breastfed; 9.6% exclusively breastfed at 6 months), there is lots of opportunity to educate, inspire, and inform on this important topic. Check out the following trailer for the segment on YouTube.

KET took up the call for this year’s National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by airing a 28-minute segment on all things breastfeeding: benefits, barriers, laws, workplace considerations, hospital initiatives, cultural challenges, and more. The panel of breastfeeding gurus included Doraine Bailey, MA, IBCLC of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (and ILCA’s eGlobe editor), Jan Johnson, RD, IBCLC of the Pike County Health Department, and Cerise Bouchard, President of the Lactation Improvement Network of…

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Nutrition class attendee thanks staff

An attendee of Community Education’s Eat, Move, Lose Weight-loss Support Group recently took the time to write a thank you note to staff teaching the class:
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HR’s online application tutorial

Remember, effective Sept. 1, both internal and external candidates must apply for LFCHD and HealthFirst Bluegrass jobs by completing the online application process. Here’s how you can be prepared if you see an internal job opening of interest to you:
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Safety Committee names new chair

Jennifer Wyatt has been named the new chair of the safety committee. Wyatt will assemble a committee representative of all levels of health department staff with an appropriate liaison from HealthFirst Bluegrass.

The committee enforces safety standards, either by developing and/or monitoring safety policies and procedures, while implementing any safety precautions before accidents occur. The group also investigates and inspects areas of safety and reports problems or concerns to management and/or maintenance with recommendations of corrective actions.

Welcome new employees

Lauren M. Newsome
outreach specialist HIV
Public Health/Communicable Disease

Save the dates!

Human Resources rolls out Training Library

Are you interested in professional and personal development but having a tough time getting into the classroom as often as you like? If so, LFCHD Human Resources has an option for you!
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LFCHD prepping for 2012-13 flu season

Lois Davis spent part of Thursday morning talking to WKYT and WLEX about the upcoming flu season. Kentucky has already had one case reported, and plans are being made on how LFCHD will handle flu vaccinations for the fall/winter.

Dr. Leach visits Rotary

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Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Board of Health Member Dr. John Roth introduced Commissioner of Health Dr. Rice Leach as the featured speaker at the Rotary Club’s August meeting. Dr. Leach gave a presentation about public health and what is going on at the health department.

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