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We recently applied for a $10,000 grant to help purchase pack-n-plays for needy families in our community!
PLEASE take a moment to give us a VOTE! If we win the majority of votes, we will win the grant!
Help US help the COMMUNITY! PLEASE VOTE! Cut-off date is April 30th.
Pike County Breastfeeding Task Force Meeting
The Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice and the local WIC agency has been making strides towards promoting breastfeeding through education, support and the offering of resources. In efforts to help women reach their breastfeeding goals, it has become apparent that a strong community-based support system is crucial to breastfeeding success.
We also desire to be a source of information and support in adapting to new developments regarding breastfeeding. The Pike County Breastfeeding Task Force consists of medical and healthcare professionals that meet quarterly to discuss and addresses the importance, implementation, and ongoing availability of breastfeeding support to women in our community.
Our April meeting will focus on World Breastfeeding Week plans.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 7:30am
Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice, Community Conference Room (side entrance)
Home Care & Hospice Foundation to Hold Kickball Tournament May 6th
- Saturday, May 6th, 10 am - ???
- Bowling Green Ball Park
- Register your team by April 21st
- Must be 18 or older, BYOB-NO GLASS for players 21 & up
- Teams of 10-15 coed players
- $120 donation/entry fee per team
- Teams must have a local business sponsor and matching t-shirts or uniforms
- TROPHIES for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!
- 1st place winners receive their entry fee back
- 2nd place winners receive half of their entry fee back
Pike County Health Department to Offer Safe Sitter® Training
Pike County Health Department joins hundreds of cities across the country that offers Safe Sitter® babysitting training classes. The medically accurate program teaches 6th - 8th grade girls and boys how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children.
Dr. Patricia Keener, an Indianapolis pediatrician, developed the Safe Sitter® program after a colleague’s toddler choked to death while in the care of an adult sitter who didn’t know what to do. Safe Sitter® graduates learn how to handle life threatening emergencies, how to keep themselves safe, when and how to call for help, and how to understand and deal with children of different ages. They even learn about the business aspects of babysitting. Safe Sitters are more confident and capable caregivers. They also learn infant and child CPR.
If you or someone you know may be interested in attending one of our upcoming training courses, please contact our office at 573-324-2111. Download flyer for more information
Please take a moment to participate in this brief community mental health survey!
Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice, in coordination with Pike County Behavioral Health Services and the Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives Coalition of Pike County, values your input as we work to improve health outcomes in our county.
Your opinion will help us build awareness of mental health and substance abuse issues and increase access to services so that you and your family, co-workers, neighbors, congregants and friends live healthy and fulfilling lives. Your input counts and is 100% anonymous. Please take a few moments and follow the link to complete a community survey on mental health and substance use in our county.
Thank you for your participation! Your contribution and insights are invaluable to the understanding and knowledge of the mental health needs within our community
Breastfeeding Newsletter - "Breastfeeding Through The Night"
By Leah Diffey, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
“How is your baby sleeping?”
“Does he sleep through the night yet?”
“Have you thought about giving him cereal so he will sleep through the night?”
“Aren’t you going to train her to sleep so you can get your rest?”
Many new mothers hear questions like these in the first year of their baby’s life. These questions imply that an infant should sleep through the night as soon as possible which may cause a mom to second guess her baby’s frequent waking, but the research shows that it is normal and healthy for babies to wake throughout the night. This helps with development, bonding, and milk supply. The good news for breastfeeding moms is that they get better sleep than those who supplement. Responding to a baby’s natural night waking with breastfeeding produces a happy and healthy mom and baby!
Read past issues of the Breastfeeding Newsletter