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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!

https://www.kindsnacks.com/foundation/causes/cause/cribs-4-kids/

Help US help the COMMUNITY! PLEASE VOTE! Cut-off date is April 30th.


Pike County Breastfeeding Task Force Meeting

Breastfeeding Task Force MeetingThe 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.

Next meeting:
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)

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April 2017 NewsletterPike County Health Department - April 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • National Public Health Week celebration April 3-7
  • What does PCHD do for you?
  • Safe Sitter Courses
  • Become a Hospice Volunteer
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Kickin' it for Charity, adult kickball tournament
  • Chicken stir-fry with vegetables recipe
  • Approval for Assisted Living Facility & Community Survey
  • March Hospice Volunteer Anniversaries recognized
  • April Ice Cream Social Calendar
  • Testimonial Time
  • April Employee and Event Spotlight

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Car Seat Safety ClassesCar Seat Safety Courses Now Available

The Pike County Health Department has three Certified Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians on staff and is a recognized Child Passenger Safety Inspection Station through National Safe Kids. Any member of the community can come and have a technician check their seat(s) for proper installation, correct improper installations and provide the necessary education needed to ensure future safety. Technicians will also verify if the seat(s) are on the recall list, and if so, will provide the necessary information about what to do in the event of a recall.

Anyone is welcome to attend the Car Seat Safety Class given throughout the year for $15.00. Eligible Primary Caregivers are given a free car seat for attending the class. Appointments are required for one-on-one classes. Please call our office at 573-324-2111.

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Home Care & Hospice Foundation to Hold Kickball Tournament May 6th

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Pike County Health Department to Offer Safe Sitter® Training

Safe Sitter TrainingPike 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.

Take Survey

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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