What We Do:
Every 4 years, the Christian County Health Department works with community members across the county to evaluate the health status of our population. Key health issues are identified through the process and the Christian County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan is established and published throughout the area. Health Educators fr
om our Health Education Department review the current health issues and research evidence based programs to implement within the community to address these issues.
What Programs Do We Offer?
KEHP LIVING WELL SCREENINGS
KEHP Living Well is a personalized wellness and rewards program that helps KEHP employees make healthier decisions.
Learn how KEHP Living Well can benefit your KEHP workforce. Our team can also provide annual KEHP Living Well screenings.
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SEX EDUCATION FOR K-12 AND PARENTS
FACT: Teenage pregnancy rates are higher in Christian County than the majority of counties in KY.
Choosing the Best (Grades 6-8)
Reducing the Risk (Grades 9-12)
Educates your teen on attitudes and skills that will help prevent pregnancy and the transmission of STI.
ABCs of STDs & Contraception (Grades 9 – 12 & Adults)
In school the social pressures are high and this 2-part series specifically outlines the effects of risky sexual behaviors including STD’s and pregnancy prevention as well as healthy relationships.
The Puberty Workshop (Grades 4 - 6)
This program arms students with everything they need to know about the emotional and physical changes of puberty.
Parents Matter! is an evidence-based prevention program for parents of pre-teens. This community-level family prevention program is designed to teach effective parenting practices and promote parent-child discussions about sexuality and sexual risk reduction.
HYGIENE PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
FACT: Hand washing and hygiene initiatives greatly reduce the number of absences, sick leaves, and lost productivity.
Personal Hygiene (Grades 3-8 & Adults)
This straight-forward program teaches the basics of good hygiene. The lesson highlights that body odor, bad breath, tooth decay, oily hair, skin break outs and acne can all be managed by developing good habits of personal care.
Smile Smarts (Grades Pre K-12)
Smile Smarts! is dental health curriculum offering education on how to properly care for your teeth.
Germbusters (All Ages)
This single session workshop educates participants on proper hand washing techniques emphasizing that proper hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of disease and illness.
NUTRITION PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
FACT: Research indicates that families and friends who make healthy lifestyle changes together have a better chance for success.
Building Healthy Habits (Grades 6-12 & Adults)
Information about healthy eating habits like portion sizes and avoidable health problems!
Color Me Healthy (Grades Pre K-K)
Color Me Healthy is a program developed to reach children ages four and five with fun, interactive learning opportunities on physical activity and healthy eating.
Serving Up MyPlate (Grades K-6)
Serving Up MyPlate is a curriculum that can be taught in a series or as a single session program integrating nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy.
Eat Healthy, Be Active (Adults)
This collection of 6 workshops can be conducted in a series or as standalone presentations. Topics include Enjoy Healthy Food that Tastes Great, Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks, Eating Healthy on a Budget, Tips for Losing Weight, Making Healthy Eating a Part of Your Lifestyle, and Physical Activity is the Key to Living Well.
Fit Together Project (Friends and Family)
Participants work in small groups of their existing friends and family to learn easy and practical ways to eat healthier, become more active, and take control of their health conditions.
Eat Smart Live Strong (Senior Population)
This program is designed for able-bodied, independent, older adults 60 to 74 years of age. They promote specific eating and physical activity behaviors shown to improve health and well-being. Topics include: Reach Your Goals, Step By Step, Challenges and Solutions, Colorful and Classic Favorites, and Eat Smart, Spend Less.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
Physical Activity Workshops / Obstacle Courses (Grades K-12)
Health educators conduct single session workshops that include physical activity to get participants up and moving as well as provide participants with tips and tools to make healthy food and physical activity choices.
The Great Heart Adventure (All Ages)
Think of the Heart Adventure Challenge Course as a larger-than-life science lesson that’ll amaze participants. Acts as a fantastic journey, moving participants through the heart’s four chambers in a fitness course that’s specifically designed to be more than mere physical activity. Participants receive a general understanding of the heart, and the vital role exercise plays in their lives.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Adults)
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a workshop for adults with at least one or more chronic health conditions, which may include arthritis. It focuses on disease management skills including decision making, problem-solving, and action planning. This program involves interactive educational activities like discussions, brain storming, and behavior modeling. Symptom management activities are encouraged such as exercise, relaxation, communication, healthy eating, medication management, and managing fatigue.
Walk with Ease (Adults)
The Arthritis Foundation’s program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health. No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk with Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. The program includes a guidebook and a walking schedule to get you safely moving toward better health.
TOBACCO EDUCATION AND SMOKING CESSATION
FACT: More than 30% of the Christian County population are smokers, exceeding both state and national statistics.
10 Bad Things You Didn’t Know About Tobacco Use (Grades 7-12)
This session reveals facts that not everyone knows about the negative effects associated with tobacco use such as third hand smoke, birth defects, eye disease, harmful chemicals, and more!
Vaping Education (Grades 5-12 & Adults)
Participants find out about the facts and risks associated with vaping and using nicotine.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL WELLNESS EDUCATION
Skillstreaming (Grades K-6)
Teaches children how to manage emotions appropriately and build healthy relationships.
The Danger of Drugs (Grades 4 – 6)
Teaches students about addiction, substance abuse and how to avoid doing drugs.
The Truth About Drugs (Grades 7-12)
This program is a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred educational program that covers each of the most commonly abused substances.
Death By Alcohol (Grades 9-12)
This program reinforces the legal ramifications of underage drinking, as well as the health risks. Learn how to protect yourself and your friends from this happening to you.
Safe Sitter® is a national, non-profit organization that provides programs to teach youth (grades 7-12) life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. $50.00 fee - scholarships available for those who qualify.
SafeSitter Online Form (ENGLISH)
Safe Sitter (Español)
Niñera con Seguridad. Es un programa sin fines de lucro que enseña habilidades de seguridad y de vida a los jovenes (cursan el 7º. grado al 12º. grado escolar)
para cuando ellos se encuentran solos en casa al cuidado de sus hermanos menores ó al estar de niñera. El costo es de 50.00, y contamos con becas para los jovenes que califiquen.
La Forma de Registración de Hogar Seguro, la puede encontrar en línea (ESPAÑOL).
Safe @ Home
Safe@Home is a mini course designed to prepare 4th-6th graders to be safe while unsupervised for short periods of time. The course includes information on personal safety and basic first aid and is $20.00 per student.
Safe@Home Online Form (ENGLISH)
Hogar Seguro, es un mini curso diseñado a preparar a los jóvenes que cursan el 4º al 6º grado escolar, a mantenerse seguros durante los periodos cortos de tiempo en los que están sin supervisión en el hogar. Este mini curso incluye información de protección personal y de los primeros auxilios. Este curso tiene un costo de $20.dls por estudiante.
La Forma de Registración la puede encontrar en línea (ESPAÑOL)
Educational Bingo Games
Participants explore health topics through fun-filled bingo games that encourage healthy habits. Games include Nutrition Bingo, Chair Activity Bingo, and much, much more!
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