Elayne Hollinger would like to share the following information about the upcoming Teen Pregnancy Summit, to take place in Louisville April 18-19. This is an event that some nurses and Community Health Equity and Education staff may benefit from, as well as those eligible to earn CEUs. For more information, please contact Elayne at ext. 2426. You can also learn more by visiting the Kentucky Teen Pregnancy Coalition’s website. To view the flyer for the summit, click thru to “Read More” on this post.
The health department’s Targeted Prevention staff recently put together their own “Fun Team” and held their first competition in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, where the staff members brought in green dishes. Dishes were judged on creativity and originality (the team wants to express special thanks to the judge, Estephany Romero). The winner received a $5 Kroger gift card (funds collected from the members of the Fun Team). Sherry Ramey’s Green Bean Casserole took first place, with Andy Water’s Leprechaun Hat Cake taking second.
Does your program have celebrations or potlucks of its own? If so, send pictures to Greg Hiles or Kevin Hall so your team be featured in a future edition of Healthy Times.
Tuesday, March 26, is Diabetes Alert Day, and all Public Health employees are encouraged to find out what their diabetes risk is March 25-29. Take the NDEP paper risk test and get a ticket to possibly win one of five $20 Subway gift certificates. The drawings for the gift certificates will take place on Friday, March 29.
The following staff will have the risk tests and tickets for your use:
804 Newtown Circle – Joy Spencer
805A – Lindsey Earlywine
805B – Yvonne Beatty
650 Newtown Pike, third floor – Becky Lynn
650 Newtown Pike, fourth floor – Nancy Turner
Janey Wendschlag will assist staff at the Regency Road WIC on March 26.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day 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. The Diabetes Risk Test ask users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Learn more about the LFCHD Diabetes Program, including the variety of classes and support groups it offers throughout Lexington, by clicking here.
Name: Cassie Weig
Job Title & Program: Nurse Team Leader, School Health
Years Worked at LFCHD: 6
Favorite Thing About Working at LFCHD: My co-workers in School Health
Previous Job: Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Specialist
Favorite Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire
Favorite Singer/Band/Musician: Lecrae
Favorite Book: Outlander
Favorite Place to Eat: Malone’s
Favorite Hobbies: reading, watching TV, activities with my son
Favorite Pets: I have 2 cats, Molly and Marty
Dream Vacation: Disney World with no expenses barred
Want your fellow employees to get to know you better? Visit the Know Your Co-Worker post, fill out the form, choose “submit” and your feature will appear in a future edition of Healthy Times.
To register for the Bluegrass HIV Coalition’s team, follow this link or contact Lauren Newsome at ext. 2527.
You can also learn more about the health department’s targeted prevention efforts by visiting our website.
Effective April 1, 2013, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Public Health Employee Association (PHEA) will become a subcommittee of the Employee Wellness Committee. The current PHEA officers, Greg Hiles and Jason Taylor, have fulfilled their terms and will be stepping down from their officer positions at the end of March.
The PHEA is looking looking to recruit AT LEAST SIX new enthusiastic members to join the current four members (Allison Evans, Jessica Jackson, Kara Stanfield and Janey Wendschlag). If you have fresh ideas on exciting events and programs that we can create/host for our fellow employees, we would love for you to join! Ideally, we would like a representative from EACH program area so that we can determine the best possible programming for staff.
Please remember: In order to continue to host the same level of events for employees, we need people to volunteer to serve as members of PHEA.
You can find more details about the Association below. Then, if you would like to join, please contact Greg Hiles at ext. 2358, by Friday, March 29.
What’s next? We need your help building our Wellness archive!
We want you to share your wellness journey and experiences with us.
Your stories don’t have to be limited to the suggestions provided above. Contact Greg Hiles or Doraine Bailey if you have questions or ideas for a Wellness article. We’ll try to include it in a future post on Healthy Times.