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Women’s Health 

Breastfeeding peer counseling
Cancer screening
Family planning
Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS)
OFF (Outsmarting Female Fat)
OFF support group
Paternity acknowledgement
Sexually transmitted infections
WIC


Breastfeeding peer counseling
A breastfeeding peer counseling program in Northern Kentucky is designed to encourage breastfeeding and assist mothers needing advice and guidance. It is provided by the Health Department and is open to any mother enrolled in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutrition supplement program and who plans to breastfeed her child. For more information on the peer counseling program, please contact Cathy Winston. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding.

Cancer screeningPregnant woman
Cancer screening services available include Pap test, clinical breast examination and instruction for performing breast self exams. Mammography screening, based on a sliding income scale is available for women 40 to 64 years of age. General cancer information is also available. More information.

Family planning
Counseling, education, pregnancy testing and birth control services are provided, confidentially. Community education programs available upon request. Services available by appointment at all county health centersLearn more about the types of services offered.

Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS)
HANDS is a voluntary, intensive home visitation program designed to assist parents at critical development points during their child's first years of life. HANDS will target women during their first pregnancy to assist with child development, parenting skills, health services and other needed resources. Parents are encouraged to start the program at the beginning of their pregnancy. This program can be started prenatally through 12 weeks post partum and continue to the newborn reaches 2 years of age. Learn more about HANDS.

OFF (Outsmarting Female Fat)
OFF is a 12 week weight-control program designed specifically for women and taught by Registered Dietitians from the Health Department. This scientifically sound, fat fighting program is based on the national bestseller titled “Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell” by Debra Waterhouse and consists of consecutive weekly sessions focusing on a natural way of eating that works for your body, not against it. The OFF Program is typically offered twice a year, in the fall and spring. Learn more.

OFF support group
Past participants in the OFF program can join a monthly support group for on-going weight loss assistance. Typically each session focuses on reviewing one or two of the OFF program strategies. Come as needed to any of the sessions to stay on track, get a refresher of any of the OFF strategies and other tips, find support for your individual struggles, connect with other past participants, and from others about their weight management successes. Learn more.

Paternity acknowledgement
Parents who are not married and who did not have the father's name listed on the birth certificate at the hospital may want to legally establish paternity by completing a paternity affidavit at the Health Department's county health centers. The process is free and can be done by appointment. Please call the health center most convenient to you and ask for the clerical coordinator. Please note: Both parents must be at the appointment to complete the affidavit and must bring proof of identity. Also note: the Health Department does NOT provide paternity testing. For more information on paternity affidavits, please call 1.888.675.7425.

Sexually transmitted infections
The Health Department provides testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections by appointment at each of our four county health centers.  All services are confidential. Learn more.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children Food Supplement Program)
WIC is a federally-funded supplemental food and nutrition program for low income, nutritionally at risk pregnant/post partum women, infants and children under 5 years of age. Certain foods can be purchased with computerized instruments issued to certified participants. In addition, participants receive nutrition education, counseling and appropriate screenings. Newborns and mothers can be registered for the program at the hospital after delivery. Learn more.