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Partnering with the Health Department

The Health Department offers a variety of health programs and services to the community, worksites and schools in Northern Kentucky.
 
Coordinated school health
Oral health
Child Care Health Consultation
HIV care and prevention
Physical activity and nutrition
Tobacco prevention and cessation
 
Coordinated school health
Who are we? Health Educators who assist school staff in coordinated school health program implementation and liaison between the Health Department and schools in Northern Kentucky
 
What do we do?

  • Provide internal coordination between health department staff to provide efficient and timely health promotion services to Northern Kentucky schools
  • Coordinate the Health Department's School Incentive Fund program
  • Provide referrals and links to school on grants, promising practices, and people and information sources
  • Manage the Fit Classrooms Web site

Contact us at 859.341.4264.

Oral health
Who are we? Dental health professionals who provide quality dental health education, services and resources to Northern Kentucky children and adults
 
What do we do?

  • Reduce oral disease through a school based sealant program
  • Increase oral health wellness among adults and children (brushing, flossing and dental visits) through education
  • Provide training, information and technical assistance regarding oral health to health care providers and professionals    
  • Expand the focus on oral health through building relationships and participating in coalitions
  • Support strategies that improve oral health for adults and children

Contact us at 859.341.4264.
 
More details: Dental sealants, fluoride varnish

Child Care Health Consultation
 
Who are we? Nurses who are trained Child Care Health Consultants who provide assistance, education, resources and training to parents and early childhood education staff.
 
What do we do?

  • Provide consultations on disease, illness prevention, injury, nutrition and playground safety
  • Offer free classes for staff to provide clock hour training
  • Offer interactive presentations for children on health, safety and nutrition, such as hand washing, oral care and stranger danger.
  • Educate parents on health, safety and nutrition issues as well, such as stress management and picky eaters.
  • Provide assistance and information on methods to help reduce illness (i.e. proper hand washing, and disinfection of toys and tables).

Contact us at 859.341.4264.
 
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HIV care and prevention services
 
Who are we? Professionals who coordinate the provision of quality care and services for HIV infected and affected persons across a continuum of care, and who offer professional continuing education workshops and provide individualized HIV testing and counseling.
 
What do we do?                       

  • Assure HIV infected children and adults have access to HIV medication and treatment  
  • Ensure that duplication of services does not occur  
  • Provide clients with educational information regarding disease transmission and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle
  • Facilitate initial and on-going HIV continuing education units for health care, social service providers and other professionals
  • Conduct community education programs for non-professionals
  • Promote and conduct HIV testing and prevention services

Contact us at 859.341.4264.
 
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Physical activity and nutrition
 
Who are we? Health educators who specialize in assistance with system change to increase physical activity and improve nutrition, and Registered Dietitians who provide nutrition programs to adults and children.
 
What do we do?

  • Increase physical activity and improve nutrition through worksite wellness programs
  • Enhance and expand the impact of Senate Bill 172
  • Support community efforts (coalitions and grassroots movements) to increase and improve nutrition
  • Increase pedestrian friendly environments
  • Educate, train and provide technical assistance on best practices to increase physical activity and improve nutrition
  • Provide educational programs on nutrition
  • Staff wellness--OFF Program, a weight loss program design for women, offered twice per year
  • Produce Man's Healthy Challenge, a week long program in March applicable for grades PreK-8th promoting "5,2,1,0" evidence-based behaviors that reduce childhood obesity. Students/staff are encouraged to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day plus choose another healthy goal and keep a tracking chart. Schools receive prizes for students/staff and compete against other schools for monetary prizes.

Contact us at 859.341.4264.
 
Tobacco prevention and cessation
Who are we? Health educators who specialize in assistance with system change to decrease tobacco use.
 
What do we do?

  • Prevent the initiation of tobacco use among young people
  • Promote cessation among young people and adults
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Identify and eliminate the disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups
  • Increase capacity for tobacco control through participation in coalitions and partnerships

Contact us at 859.341.4264.
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