Message from Director
Dear Jessamine County Citizen,
The Jessamine County Health Department is committed to protecting and improving your health. We accomplish our mission in a variety of ways including restaurant and public facility inspections, sewage inspections, surveillance, investigation and treatment of communicable diseases, nutritional counseling and supplemental food programs through WIC, child and adult immunizations, well child exams, assuring community access with partners for women’s health screenings, dental varnishing and dental sealants, educational programs including chronic disease prevention, nutrition, teen pregnancy prevention programming to include both abstinence and comprehensive sex education, tobacco prevention education ensuring access to cessation programs, a home visitation program curriculum for new parents, a harm reduction program, and much more. We also do preparedness planning to ensure we are ready to serve the community in the wake of a disaster or an event that requires immediate public health services.
As a citizen, I encourage you to take responsibility for your health and make sure your personal behavior includes eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, getting preventive immunizations and checkups as well as not smoking. These practices can lead to an increased number of quality life years to enjoy with your family and those you love.
We are here to help you on your journey to good health and provide this website as an informational tool to assist you in making necessary changes through education and resources. Thanks for making good health a priority in your life and your encouragement to family and friends.
In Good Health,
Randy Gooch, Executive Director