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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Welcome new employees!

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

Alan Smith
Maintenance Technician 1

Andrew Ralston receives LFCHD’s 1st CARES Award

Andrew Ralston CARES 1

Andrew Ralston received our first-ever CARES Award, which is chosen by LFCHD employees and presented quarterly to someone who best exhibited one or more of our core values: Caring, Accountability, Respect, Equity and Service. Ralston, who works in IT, is “driven, self-confident, proactively helpful and smart,” an employee wrote in nominating him. “He “is accountable and takes ownership of mistakes and learns from them. (He) has respect for leadership and colleagues (and) is very honest, sometimes to a fault.” Join us in celebrating Andrew’s CARES Award and his role in helping Lexington be well!

Welcome new employees!

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

Angelica Tapia Morales

Angelica V. Tapia Morales
Clinical Services Representative I

Cynthia Wilson

Cynthia Wilson
Nurse Specialist School Health

Rachel Finney

Rachel E. Finney
Nurse Specialist School Health

Jeannie King

Jeannie R. King
Nurse Specialist School Health

Carrie LaFoe

Carrie E. Lafoe
Nurse Specialist School Health

Jo Anne Beckwith

JoAnne Beckwith
Nurse Specialist School Health

Jonathan Linville

Jonathan Linville
Medical Records Specialist

Infectious Disease celebrates EKU intern’s help

Intern - Priscillana CawoodInfectious Disease would like to thank Priscillana Cawood for choosing us as her internship site. Priscillana was somewhat of an intern-gatekeeper because she often took infectious disease information and condoms back to the Eastern Kentucky University community. It was a pleasure having her and we appreciate the help she provided our disease intervention specialists with investigations and our epidemiologists during the hepatitis A outbreak.

Tips (and more) for a happy, healthy Thanksgiving

Nov. 20 sick turkeyWe hope everyone has a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Please take a few minutes to look at some of the tips we’ve been providing to the community on our website and through our social media accounts, and be sure to follow us so you can share them with your family/friends! You can find us on Facebook and Twitter.


CORE Guide available from LexWork

LexWork CORE Guide

LexWork, a subcommittee of Lex-CHIP, has created a new CORE Guide, designed to help high-risk populations navigate basic needs such as resources for housing, transportation, documentation, education, employment and prevention. The idea was born out of an On the Table conversation with a group of local male and female inmates. We have found this resource to be helpful with the underrepresented. Hard copies of the guide are available upon request and are in limited supply. To request hard copies, please contact Jeanette Hart at ext. 2486

National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day

Each November is designated National Diabetes Month. It’s a time to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Here in Kentucky, 1 in 8 adults has diabetes, but many more have it and don’t know it. To learn if you or someone you know may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, take a simple 60-second, 7-question risk test here at the American Diabetes Association website

National Diabetes Month 2018-01

November 14 is international World Diabetes Day. It’s the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over one billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. Blue is the official color to bring awareness around the world on this day.

Here are LFCHD staff members wearing blue in support of World Diabetes Day:

Welcome new employees!

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

Alison Banford

Alison Banford
Disease Intervention Outreach Specialist I

You have one week left to get your walk on!

You can either let the drizzle discourage you or you can get out there and enjoy it!

tara erin walking

Stepping to Wellness Fall Walking Program
October 8 -November 9
  • Earn points by enjoying a walk on one of the worksite trails on your breaks during business hours. Click for trails->(http://mis04/html/walking%20trail.aspx).
  • Log your time on wellness sheets (located near sign-in sheets).
  • The more you walk, the better chance to win prizes between $50-$100 gift card or a Fitbit Charge HR.
  • An opportunity to earn a maximum of 50 wellness incentive points.
Questions?  Contact us at


Congratulations to our Soup & Chili Cook-Off winners!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Soup & Chili Cook-Off on Tuesday! A special thank you to all the employees that brought a soup, chili, or decorated a pumpkin.

Congratulations to our winners!

Soup & Chili Cook-Off Champion: Pumpkin Sausage Soup
Matt Yarnall


2nd Place: Whoop Whoop Hominy
Angelica Silva


Pumpkin Decorating Winner
Candice Johnson

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Check out some other pictures from the event:

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