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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Think Green, Do Green

We often do not take the time to think about the impact of an environmentally friendly workforce. Your LFCHD Green Team is always looking for ways to incorporate less waste and more conscientious ways to recycle. If you would like to be a Green Team member, please join us any 4th Wednesday of the month at 650 Newtown Pike Training Room. We welcome and value your input!

Here are just a few ways Going Green makes a lasting impact:

  • Monetary Savings: reduced waste means reduced costs.
  • Protect the Environment: for every ton of paper recycled, 7,000 gallons of water and 17 trees are saved, reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Energy Savings: saving energy is both financial and environmental savvy.
  • Less Need for Strip Mining: recycling things like old computers that contain precious metals, can reduce the need for environmentally damaging strip mining.
  • Job Creation: 8,174 jobs created by the recycling industry in Kentucky.
  • Improved Company Image: recycling in the office can boost morale and increase individuals’ efforts at home.

From your Green Team, please take the time to properly recycle throughout your day.

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World Breastfeeding Week

2018 Breastfeeding Week

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!

Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Erin Kelley

Erin W. Kelley
Administrative Assistant II CHEE

 

Media coverage of Fayette Mall food court closing

July 23 food court mediaIf you missed the media’s coverage of the Fayette Mall food court closing for cleaning after our recommendation, you can see the links below:

WKYT

WLEX

WTVQ

Herald-Leader

2018 Lexington Pride Festival

We’re proud to be part of Pride! We had about 1,200 people interact with us, including 50 diabetes risk assessments and 23 carbon monoxide tests to check levels of CO in smokers. We also handed out more than 1,000 giveaways. Thanks to everyone who visited our booth at the Lexington Pride Festival to learn how the health department CARES for everyone through our values: Caring, Accountability, Respect, Equity and Service!

Thanks to the staff who helped work the event or helped plan/promote it: Ruben Perez, Catherine Lowe, Holly Clendenin, Tami Ross, Sarah McMahan, Tara Mason, Julie Moon, Marressa Starks-Baker, Hailee Reed, John Moses, Kelsi Hernandez, Mia Williams, Dave Peterson, Lynnsey McGarrh, Jessica Cobb, Bailey Preston, Christy Nentwick, Kevin Hall and Dr. Kraig Humbaugh!

 

 

Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Krystle Moore

Krystle Moore
PRN Nurse Specialist pool

Monicia Barnoud

Monicia Barnoud
PRN Nurse Specialist pool

 

National Selfie Day 2018!

Thanks to everyone who submitted selfies to use in our social media posts encouraging Lexington residents to be the picture of good health on National Selfie Day! Be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and share the images with your friends/family.

Click on an image below to see a larger version.

 

Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Kelsey Kyle

Kelsey Kyle
Environmental Health Specialist

Emily Jones

Emily Jones
Nutrition Specialist

Sarah Czarnecki

Sarah Czarnecki
Nutrition Specialist

Anderson, Lee finish 6 years on Board of Health

June 11 BoH (Lee and Anderson)

Jason Lee and Paula Anderson participated in their final Board of Health meeting Monday evening after six years of service. Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, left, and Board Chair Kacy Allen-Bryant, right, thanked Lee and Anderson for their many contributions helping Lexington be well.

Layne-Davidson to be new regional breastfeeding representative

Doraine and AlysonDoraine 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)!

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