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Archive for the month “March, 2013”

HR training: Excel Essentials

Teen Pregnancy Summit information

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.
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Save the date: Rabies Vaccination Clinic is May 9

Want to help us get the word out about this event? Contact Greg Hiles for copies of this flyer (available in English and Spanish).

Targeted Prevention celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

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.

Know your risk: Diabetes Alert Day is March 26

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.

Getting to Know: Cassie Weig

Cassie Weig and her son Ethan.

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.

Join the Bluegrass HIV Coalition’s walking team


The Bluegrass HIV Coalition (of which the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is a member) invites you join its walking team for the 2013 AIDS Walk on Sunday, April 7. Check-in/registration is at 2 p.m. at Third Street Stuff, 257 N. Limestone, and the walk starts at 3. Please join us with your friends, family or dogs, and take part in the walk!

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.

PH Employee Association recruiting new members

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.
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Healthy Times is feeling well

When you see this logo on a flyer or in an email, it will also include the amount of points you’ll be eligible to earn to put toward your worksite wellness incentives.

Healthy Times has now launched a new “Wellness” category so that you can easily search for and access all Wellness-related features. How do you find Wellness articles? It’s easy. Just look for the “Categories” drop-down menu near the top right corner of Healthy Times. Choose “Wellness” from the drop-down and you’ll be taken straight to all Wellness articles.

What’s next? We need your help building our Wellness archive!

We want you to share your wellness journey and experiences with us.

  • Have a favorite healthy recipe that you want to share with your co-workers?
  • Achieved a healthy weight or improved your health as a result of one of our worksite wellness programs or wellness activities you do outside of work?
  • Have a wellness event like a 5K you want to invite your co-workers to join?
  • Member of a sports team or exercise group (or starting one up) that you want to invite others to be a part of?

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.

Community Resource & Health Fair on April 6

Want to help us get the word out about this event by sharing this flyer in the community? Contact Greg Hiles if you would like copies.

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