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Woodford County Health Department

Woodford County Health Department

September is National Preparedness Month                               

The Woodford County Health Department and the Department for Public Health (DPH) has launched First 72 On You information campaign during the month of September – National Preparedness Month (NPM), to increase emergency preparedness efforts for Kentuckians and their families. This year’s spotlight is on preparing families for disasters and emergencies.

Preparing for emergencies and disasters can start with four important steps:

1.  Be ready with an emergency supply kit – Build an emergency supply kit that contains essential items to keep you and your family self-reliant for at least 72 hours without utilities, electricity and water or without access to a supermarket or local services. The kit should contain essential items for families to include non-perishable food, water (one gallon per person per day), first aid kit, radio, flashlight, can opener, baby needs, cell phone charger and extra batteries, duct tape, matches, emergency contacts and important papers, personal hygiene items, complete change of clothes, disposable plates, cups and utensils, medicine, extra cash, blankets and pet/service animal supplies. A detailed list of items to be included in the kit can be found at https://www.ready.gov/kit. Be sure to rotate supplies so they do not exceed their expiration dates. 
2.  Develop a family emergency plan - Families may not be together when an emergency happens so the plan will allow families to develop a meeting place, establish an out-of-town contact and gather essential information that would help them to stay connected in the event of an emergency. Practice your plan with regular drills and know your local evacuation routes. If a family member has a disability, contact your local fire department and/or police station now to inform them so that this information could be kept by these agencies in case of an emergency or disaster. For those that may be blind or visually impaired, predesignate someone to assist in case of emergency and have a plan in place if evacuation becomes necessary because public transportation may not be available during an emergency. For information on writing a plan visit https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.
3.  Be informed - Learn about emergencies that could happen in your area and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.
4.  Get involved - Preparedness is a shared responsibility and it takes a whole community to prepare and respond to emergencies. Donate time to a local Medical Reserve Corps unit to contribute skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.

The nationwide effort of NPM is organized each year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage citizens to prepare and plan for emergencies in their homes, business and schools. This yearly observance was founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness awareness in the U.S., a fitting time to join the effort to help communities prepare for emergencies, such as natural disasters and potential terrorist threats, and to encourage individuals to take action.

For more information about preparing for and responding to emergencies visit http://ready.gov.

 

Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Program

The Woodford County Heatlh Department offers a Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Program.  Syringe Exchange Programs (SEP) are central to reducing disease and other health burdens among people who inject illicit drugs.  Three decades of research have demonstrated the effectiveness of SEPs in preventing HIV and other blood-bourne infections, as well as connecting people who inject drugs with a range of vital medical and social services and supports.  This service is available during regular business hours. For more information, please call 859-873-4541.

 

Kentucky's Health Benefit Exchange   https://Kyenroll.ky.gov  

Phone:   1-855-4kynect   (1-855-459-6328)

Mosquito Bite Protection and ZIKA Information from CDC HERE

BOIL WATER ADVISORY Information:

For up to date information on any current boil water advisories please check with City of Versailles Website.

South Woodford Water District: 859-873-1308

North East Woodford Water District: 859-873-7334

Welcome to the Woodford County Health Department

Mission: The Woodford County Health Department will protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well being of the people in Woodford County. In order to accomplish this it is necessary that we control communicable disease, encourage healthy lifestyles, provide preventive screenings and reduce hazards in the environment. These are the goals to which we strive.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Environmental Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 am and 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Friday - 8:00 am - 9:30 am

2019 Board of Health Meeting Date 
(5:30 pm health dept conference room)

  • February 21
  • June 13
  • August 15
  • November 14

 

 

 

 

 

 
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