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Woodford County Health Department

Quit Smoking Program

A quit smoking program will begin on Wednesday, August 30. There is no cost for this 13 week program. The only cost to the participant is for nicotine patches, nicotine lozenges or nicotine gum. Participants will have the option to pay $10 for a one  week supply of the Nicoderm CQ patch (does not include nicotine gum or lozenges).  Successful participants may be refunded half the cost of the patch. Classes will meet for one hour each week. To register or for more information please call 873-4541.   

 

Diabetes Program

The health department is offering a quarterly diabetes program on Monday, August 21 at 5:00 pm. A Diabetes Educator from Baptist Health will be speaking on low fat eating for individuals with diabetes. For more information or to register please call 873-4541.

QUIT NOW KENTUCKY

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.

Medical Reserve Corps  VOLUNTEER

The health department coordinates the MRC team for Woodford County. Call the health department for information (859-873-4541). If you would like to register as a potential volunteer please click on the area below.  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.

Volunteers: Please Register Here 

Shelter Team

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.

Please contact Geri if interested or for additional information: (859-873-4541) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Plan for Severe Weather Before it Happens

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  2. Have a Plan
  3. Make a Kit

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