Several Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) staff had an opportunity to showcase the various ways the department helps Lexington be well by sharing a variety of public health messages with local media outlets this week.
It’s been a busy week for public health talk. On Monday, Dr. Rice Leach and Jennifer Wyatt dropped by WKYT to get the word out about what becoming a nationally accredited health department means to the LFCHD internally, and how the designation benefits the community.
Also, as Ebola continues to gain national coverage, an opportunity existed to let the local community know the facts about the disease. Kevin Hall helped educate the community about the virus by completing a series of interviews with WKYT, WTVQ, KyForward.com and WEKU; Jessica Cobb also talked Ebola awareness by calling in to WVLK’s Live with Lee Cruse.
In addition, as Fayette County students prepare to head back-to-school, it was time to get the word out about the importance of childhood immunizations. So, Lois Davis, Sandy Breeding and Jill Keys talked with WTVQ, WLEX and the Herald-Leader about the special immunization clinics the Public Health Clinic is offering to help parents beat the back-to-school vaccination rush.
Clips and coverage of this week’s public health messages can be found on Twitter @LFCHD.