Come celebrate a day of activity with your family at the 8th Annual "Family Fit N' Fun Faire", sponsored by Lewis County Public Health Agency's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. The Faire's goal is to educate families about healthy lifestyles for their children in fun and easy methods along with promoting physical activity in children. Some of this years activities include:
It is almost back to school time! Time to start thinking about back to school shopping and back to school immunizations. Back to school shots are very important in disease control. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their classroom and community. New York State requires students to have certain immunizations in order to attend school, click here to see a complete list.
College students also must ensure they are up to date with immunizations before going to college. Because some diseases can spread quickly in setting like college dorms and classrooms, many colleges and universities have vaccination requirements for school entry. For a complete list of recommended vaccines for pre teens and teens click here.
If your children are under 26 years old, you may be able to insure them on your plan. They can join, remain, or return to your plan even if they're
These rights apply to all health plans that offer dependent coverage, including grandfathered plans, whether you get coverage through your employer or buy it yourself. Adult children under the age of 26 may be enrolled during a plan’s open enrollment period or during other special enrollment opportunities. Your employer or insurance company can provide details.
Starting October 1, 2013, young adults can also be signed up directly in the new Marketplace plans. The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.
For more information, visits http://www.cdc.gov/features/collegehealth/
Lewis County Public Health is excited to announce the new NYS Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) , a proven way to prevent diabetes in people who have prediabetes or are at risk for diabetes, by making small lifestyle changes. The DPP meets in a small group for just one hour every week for 16 weeks. Trained lifestyle coaches leads the weekly sessions to help you improve your food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. Lewis County Public Health will be offering DPP begin September 2nd from 5pm to 6pm. To find out more information call LCPH at (315) 376-5453.