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Booth Title
ABC's of Public Health
Location
C 07
Area of Focus
Healthy Communities

Project Description:

The Kentucky River District Health Departments covers seven counties within eastern Kentucky, providing essential services to help promote healthier communities. Our health promotion team works on a daily basis to educate the community on healthier lifestyles, including tobacco cessation, physical activity, nutrition, etc. KRDHD provides tobacco cessation classes and promotes smoke-free communities. We have collaborated with extension offices to work on community gardens and all Perry County childcare centers were taught how to do raised garden beds with their students as well as to create a classroom curriculum on nutrition. We work to promote student's physical activity levels to one hour/day. Among these services, we also provide environmental services, HANDS, WIC, Breastfeeding, Needle Exchange and so much more. Learn more at http://www.krdhd.org/index.shtml.