We provided 1,165 free flu shots at yesterday’s annual one-day clinic to test our emergency preparedness. Thanks again to everyone who made this event a success!
We also provided 28 free flu shots and 30 hepatitis A shots at Stand Down, an annual event helping homeless veterans.
Sept. 19 was National Talk Like a Pirate Day (and yes, there really is a day for everything!), and we used the trending social media topic to promote our upcoming free flu shot clinic! You can watch the video below, and it’s also on our Facebook page for anyone who wants to share it.
A very special thanks to Laura Foley and Cristina Hiten, who eagerly agreed to take part in the video! Remember, if you’re interested in being used in future LFCHD promotional videos, please contact Bailey Preston or Kevin Hall to let them know!
We held an information session on hepatitis A, including providing vaccination, for clients and staff at the Chrysalis House. “We got our vaccinations!” the agency posted on Facebook. “It does not hurt. They will come to you. Thank you!”
Pictured below are Jill Keys, Karen Cecil, Ruth Stevenson, Tommi Marquardt, Deanna Bond, Debra Rickerd, Candy Medina and Dr. Kraig Humbaugh.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and we encourage you to make sure you are up to date on all your recommended vaccines! Our Public Health Clinic team works daily helping Lexington be well by providing vaccinations to those who need them! Call them at 859-288-2483 to make an appointment!
Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. In the United States, vaccines have greatly reduced infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable disease and death still exist and can be passed on to people who are not protected by vaccines.
Among children born during 1994-2013, vaccination will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes. Vaccination is important because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of certain diseases, especially to those that are most vulnerable to serious complications, such as infants and young children, elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.
World Breastfeeding Week starts today with a theme of “Foundation of Life.” We want to hear from you – share your breastfeeding experience to be included with the building blocks on the hallway in our WIC clinics at 650 Newtown Pike and 2433 Regency Road! Breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. It improves the health, well-being and survival of women and children around the world. To learn more about our breastfeeding program, please call ext. 2348!
If you’re on social media, be sure to share our post so we can get more responses from the community. You can find it here on Facebook!
Doraine Bailey retired May 31 after almost 30 years providing breastfeeding support services to Lexington and Central Kentucky. Alyson Layne-Davidson will continue to ensure moms, babies and families receive high-quality care in her new role as our regional breastfeeding representative. Alyson, who has been a registered dietitian in our WIC program since 2013, starts the new position July 1 and has been working closely with Doraine to learn as much as possible from her years of experience. We appreciate Doraine’s long-time work helping Lexington be well and are excited about Alyson’s future with moms, babies and families!
Be sure to like and share our Facebook post about Alyson’s new position so the rest of Lexington and Central Kentucky can learn more: Facebook (Alyson & Doraine)!
We celebrated Doraine Bailey’s retirement, after 27 years helping moms and families learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding. Bailey, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, has received numerous state and national awards during her time with us, including the 2018 Kentucky Public Health Association’s Helen B. Fraser Maternal and Child Health Award given to honor someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the health and well-being of mothers and children in Kentucky. We wish Doraine a happy retirement and thank her for her time helping Lexington be well!
Be sure to like and share our Facebook post about Doraine’s retirement so others in Lexington can learn more about all she’s done for moms, babies and families in Kentucky: Facebook (Doraine’s retirement)!
We celebrated Sandy Breeding’s upcoming retirement, after 12 years with us providing public health services to Lexington. Breeding, who received a Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Northern Kentucky University two years ago, is the team leader of our Public Health Clinic and has been a national speaker on tuberculosis. We wish Sandy a happy retirement and thank her for her time helping Lexington be well!
Be sure to like and share our Facebook post about Sandy to let others in the community know about her service: Facebook (Sandy Breeding retiring).
We recently received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Care Award for excellence in lactation care. Join us in honoring our employees who are helping Lexington be well by providing breastfeeding education and support for families: Heather Watson, Kelli Gould, Alyson Layne-Davidson, Megan Preston, Lilia Villegas, Jenna Schwartz, Cristina Hiten, Mary Beth Gilles, Doraine Bailey, Rebekah Shoopman and Brittany Anstaett.
The IBCLC Care Award is given by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association in recognition for professionals with the IBCLC certification and providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families.