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Archive for the month “September, 2014”

Councilwoman Henson visits LFCHD

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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Councilwoman Peggy Henson and her legislative aide Hilary Angelucci recently visited the health department to learn more about services offered to the community.

Henson has worked closely with Environmental Health in the past, and her visit on Thursday, Sept. 18, allowed her to talk more about that, as well as other subjects that are of interest to her. That included communicable disease and child safety.

‘We Did It!’ Public Health celebrates accreditation

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Over a breakfast buffet of bacon, biscuits, scrambled eggs and potatoes, Public Health celebrated its long-awaited accreditation on Friday, Sept. 12. In addition to the meal, staff also had a chance to win several door prizes and received words of thanks and appreciation from Dr. Rice Leach and Jennifer Wyatt.

#FreeFluDriveThru ready to roll through on Oct. 9

This year, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has plans to help fight flu in the community and test its emergency preparedness by offering free flu shots via #FreeFluDriveThru, to be held Oct. 9 at Imani Family Life Center.

Help us get the word out about this event! How? It’s easy! Request copies of the above flier from Greg Hiles or Kevin Hall via email (it’s available in 11×17, 8.5×11 and as half-pagers, in both English and Spanish — in your request, please indicate how many copies you would like). You can distribute these promotions at upcoming events, health fairs, or with your local neighborhood association, apartment complex, church or stores.

You can even help spread the word online! Keep an eye on the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages and share our messages as they appear, or click on the images below to enlarge the pics and save them for use on your own social media pages. will provide updates on #FreeFluDriveThru and all-things flu throughout the season. In fact, individuals can also save time at this year’s flu shot event by printing off an advanced registration/vaccination form from the Flu Crew site, filling it out completely and bringing it to the event.

Welcome new employees; familiar faces, new places

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and HealthFirst Bluegrass, and to congratulate those employees who have been promoted within the last few months.
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School Health holds training

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School Health staff recently participated in an orientation and first aid training session at 805 Newtown Circle.

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