Lolita Kirk, left, chief of staff at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and a KCHD employee for more than 30 years, receives the West Virginia Association of Local Health Department’s 2017 Personal Achievement Award from Dr. Michael Brumage, KCHD executive director and health officer.
A program focusing on the most important health issues that affect our state and its citizens. Hosted by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department’s harm reduction program received the Red Ribbon Award from Charleston’s Living AIDS Memorial Garden. The award was presented at a Dec. 1 World AIDS Day observance in Charleston.
School students entering school for the 2017-2018 school year are required to have up-to-date vaccinations in most cases before they will be allowed to attend classes. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is offering walk-in vaccination clinics at the health departments. Kanawha County clinics are scheduled Aug. 7-11 from 8:30 a.m. – 3: p.m.
KCHD offers online Food Manager and Food Handler Safety Classes to food service employees through http://kchdwv.statefoodsafety.com.
Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does? Sign up today for a free 6-week workshop in your area.
Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will be participating in a full-scale, Medical Countermeasures Exercise (MCM) on April 20, 2017. The purpose of this exercise is to test our plan and capabilities for dispensing medication to the public during a large-scale medical emergency. A Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Training will take place prior to the exercise on April 6, 2017.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is currently looking for talented undergraduate and graduate students interested in an exciting public health internship experience. Applications are now being accepted for the summer internship program.
Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has received accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). KCHD is the first local health department in West Virginia to receive accreditation by PHAB and among the first 200 health departments of roughly 2,800 local, state, territorial and tribal health departments in the United States to receive such recognition.
The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has now extended their Harm Reduction Clinic Hours to Every Wednesday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Please see the front desk with any question and/or to make an appointment.
If your child is uninsured or underinsured they may qualify for the Vaccines for Children program that provides free vaccines to children age 18 and under without any out-of-pocket expense to the parent. Children enrolled with Medicaid or WVCHIP also receive state-supplied vaccines at no cost to the parent.
Every week our sanitarians go on location to inspect businesses to ensure they are meeting health standards of West Virginia for Housing, Water, Food, Sewage, and Clean Indoor Air Regulation of Kanawha County.