Cooper Clayton Method to Stop Smoking: Call for next smoking cessation class schedule. Call 859-873-4541.
Call for information on the next Diabetes Education Class. Call 859-873-4541.
Step by Step to a Healthier Woodford County
- Join us on our journey to a healthier community
- We are working to become healthier, one step at a time
- Take the Let's Move Campaign Pledge.
- Join My Plate Champions
- See activities for children below
- Join the Let's Move Campaign: Join in America's movement to raise a healthier generation of kids. Take the Pledge and join the Campaign today. Click on the first line where it says take our pledge/join us. Join the Let's Move Campaign HERE.
- Families / KIDS: Join MyPlate Champions. Take the pledge to become healthier, to eat healthy and be active everyday? Print your MyPlate Pledge certificate and post in on your refrigerator. Take the MyPlate Pledge and customize your Certificate: HERE
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Try whole grains
- Re-think your drink
- Focus on lean protein
- Slow down on sweets
- Be active your way
- Let's Move: Read the Facts
- Let's Move: The Facts for African Americans
- Let's Move: The Facts for Hispanics
Grow it, Cook it, Eat it! : The Extension Service is offering classes on planting, growing plants and preparing, preserving and cooking the produce. Join us at the classes. Once a month, 4th Wednesday of the month 5:00-6:30pm. Class is free. Need to pre-register. Registration information and Extension Class schedule is here.
Activities for Children:
Square Foot Gardening: Step by Step to a Healthier Woodford County
Check back with us for the next Square Foot Garden Demonstration (SFG). Learn about SFG, the best soil for growth, choosing your garden location, time schedule for planting, elevating your garden for individuals with mobility limitations and more. Take a look at the SFG built in our parking lot. Cooking demonstrations will be offered in the future with taste testing and recipes. Join us as we work "Step by Step to a Healthier Woodford County."
The health department has received grant funds from NACCHO for a second year for the project: Step by Step to a Healthier Woodford County. This years project expands to help combat childhood obesity by introducing SFG in schools, to teachers, students and families. Check back to watch our progress. Thank you NACCHO for funding our project for the second year!
Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE telephone or online service that can help you quit smoking and using tobacco products. Many people who use tobacco want to quit. By using Quit Now Kentucky, you are one-step closer to becoming tobacco free. Individuals who want to stop using tobacco within the next 30 days or are concerned about a family member or friend's tobacco use can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 am to 1 am EST Monday through Sunday.
Log on to resources to help you quit. Log on here.
New MRC/CERT Training
Medical Reserve Corps/Community Emergency Response Team Training: Meets once a week for 10 weeks from 6-9pm on Thursday evenings. Please register with Woodford County Emergency Management. Call 859-873-3170. Pre-registration required.
The health department coordinates the MRC/CERT for the County. Call Sarah at the health department for information (859-873-4541). If you would like to register as a potential volunteer please click on the area below. Sarah will contact you. Volunteers with medical and non-medical backgrounds are needed. The KHELPS database below is managed by the KY Department for Public Health. KHELPS provides the health department with a quick way to reach volunteers when they are needed.
The health department is is looking for individuals interested in assisting at a shelter the next time one is needed. A shelter may be opened in response to a severe weather event. Shelters have been opened after snow and ice storms in the past and remained open for up to seven (7) days. Volunteers will receive training. When a shelter is opened you will be contacted to see if you are available to help. Resgistering as a volunteer does not mean you have be be available. It adds to the list of individuals that can be contacted in time of need.
Plan for Severe Weather Before it Happens
- Be Prepared
- Have a Plan
- Make a Kit