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Bailey receives recertification as lactation consultant

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Doraine Bailey, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), has recertified her credential. All IBCLC are required to have 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years to recertify. Some of the continuing education topics included breastfeeding practices among Jewish and Muslim mothers; human milk banking; breastfeeding practices among LGBTQ families; infant gut microbiome; diagnoses for breastfeeding-related pain; implications of insulin dysregulation and diabetes for breastfeeding mothers; infant sleep, gut emptying and breastfeeding frequency; hypoplastic breast syndrome; opioids and drug-dependent women; and managing tethered oral tissues.

Doraine now begins her 16th year as an IBCLC with the health department, part of her 27 years with the agency.

Free Flu Shots: The Clinic in Pictures

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department provided 1,026 free flu shots Oct. 5 at Consolidated Baptist Church as part of an annual emergency preparedness exercise. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event another success as we help Lexington be well! Enjoy these pictures from the day: Read more…

Wearing purple for domestic violence awareness

Employees wore purple Thursday to raise awareness and show support for women, men and children impacted by domestic violence. We were invited to participate in Wear Purple Day by Lexington’s Domestic Violence Prevention Board.

It’s National Health Educators Week!

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We’re kicking off National Health Education Week this week! Today is about making health for all a reality. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department recognizes that the health and well-being of communities are dependent on the physical, social, environmental and economic factors present in these communities. Communities that are under-resourced and under-represented, with health inequities that are most evident, have historically been silenced and ignored. They have had their trust violated with regard to economic and educational opportunities, environmental safety, access to health care, quality health care service delivery and education and their overall ability to thrive. Our dedicated health educators work daily to help Lexington be well. Pictured are, left to right, Laura Martinez, Catherine Lowe, Elaine Bailey, Tami Ross, Angela Brumley-Shelton, Elayne Hollinger and Tara Mason. Not pictured are Holly Clendenin, Emily Ginter, Nancy Hiner, Sarah McMahan, Ruben Perez, Dave Peterson and Melissa Smith.

Oct. 6: National Disease Interventionist Specialist Recognition Day

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It’s National Disease Interventionist Specialist Recognition Day, and we honor our team members who work daily to help Lexington be well: Julie Moon, John Moses, Hailee Reed, Lynnsey McGarrh, Lisa McDonald and Marressa Starks-Baker (not pictured). They wear many hats and take on many roles to protect people across the nation. Whether tackling STD prevention, tuberculosis outbreak response, HIV exposure notification or emergency response, DIS bring a special set of skills and level of dedication matched by few in the field. We are honored for the opportunities to work alongside them and to call them our colleagues. Today, we honor you, DIS, and all that you do in the name of public health!

Cobb reps LFCHD at Overdose Awareness Day

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Jessica Cobb, our Community Health officer, volunteered her time Saturday at Voices Of Hope-Lexington, Inc.‘s Overdose Awareness Day 2017 event. The annual event brings the community together to mourn those we’ve lost to addiction and to find new ways to work together to provide help.

McMahan is a “Safety Star”!

Congratulations to Sarah McMahan for receiving a “Safety Star” award for her work as a community partner on the Safe Kids Fayette County Coalition for the April-June 2017 quarter. The organization is based within the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital and focuses on injury prevention education for the community.

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Left to right: Sarah McMahan and Sherri Hannan (Safe Kids Coordinator)

Staff attends Lactation on the Levee

On Aug. 2, Doraine Bailey, Mary Beth Gilles, Cristina Hiten, and Megan Preston attended Lactation on the Levee in Newport, KY. This continuing education course covered topics like, “Breastfeeding on the Insulin Dysregulation Spectrum,” “Recognizing When Things are Heading South: Investigating for Low Milk Production,” “Hypoplastic Breast Syndrome: The Hot New Diagnosis?” and “Counseling the High Need Mother.” The program featured Lisa Marasco, co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, a contributing author to the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultants, and a new Cochrane Collaborative author. She is employed by WIC of Santa Barbara County.

Aug. 2 Lactation on the Levee

Left to Right:
Cristina Hiten, Mary Beth Gilles, Lisa Marasco (Presenter), Megan Preston, and Doraine Bailey

Diabetes team participates in Diabetes Fun Camp

On Saturday, July 15, our diabetes team, Nancy Hiner, Tara Mason, and Tami Ross participated in the annual Diabetes Fun Camp. We were excited to partner with WEDCO District Health Department, Jessamine County Health Department, and other great community partners! Check out some of the great pictures from the day:

Admin teams Breakout of daily schedule

As part of each section’s annual team-building exercises, administrative employees participated in the Breakout games. Split into three teams, each group had 60 minutes to use various clues to work together to unravel the mysteries hidden inside each room.

The Derby Heist team successfully broke out in just under 53 minutes! Nicely done, Jason Foley, Bailey Preston, Christy Nentwick, Teresa McCarty, Gigi McCann, Misty Rasche, Jill Keys and Estephany Romero.

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