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Safe Sitter ClassSafe Sitter® Class to be Held Thursday, July 6

The health department offers the Safe Sitter® curriculum designed for comprehensive coverage to assist in helping 11-13 year old girls and boys have the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for children.

This course includes:
• Safety Skills
• Child Care Skills
• First Aid & Rescue Skills
• Life & Business Skills

The class is 6 ½ hours, or 1 day with CPR, for a fee of $35.00.
Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For more information, or to register to attend, contact our office at 573-324-2111.

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June NewsletterPike County Health Department - June 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Lifeline Medical Alert: Staying Safe at Home for Older Adults
  • Bicycle Safety Tips
  • Back to School Fair
  • Celebrating our Hospice Volunteers
  • Tex Mex Meatloaf Sandwiches Recipe
  • June Ice Cream Socials
  • Testimonial Time
  • June Employee & Event Spotlight

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May NewsletterPike County Health Department - May 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • May is Mental Health Month
  • Meet Your Nurses
  • Hospice Volunteers
  • Weight Loss Challlenge
  • Winning Ways to Well Being
  • May Ice Cream Social Calendar
  • Walk-in Clinic
  • Lemon & Herb Chicken Recipe
  • Nursing Scholarship Update
  • Testimonial Time
  • May Employee and Event Spotlight

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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.

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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 Friendly Workplace

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!

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