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Welcome to the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department

  Call the clinic: 324-7181

 

Health Access Nurturing Development Services

“By age three, 90% of a child’s brain is developed.”


HANDS is a voluntary program for new and expectant parents regardless if you are a first time parent or not.  Individualized educational information and resources are provided via a health department HANDS home visitor. All visits are scheduled by the parent. Participant rewards are available to those who enroll and actively participate in the HANDS program.


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HANDS brochure - English

HANDS brochure - Spanish

HANDS-Handout-2014-PRINT-READY

HANDS Moving Beyond Depression

Healthy Babies are worth the wait, Kentucky!

Did you know that prematurity is the number one cause of newborn death? Did you know that 1 out of every 7 Kentucky babies are born prematurely? Although prematurity cannot always be prevented, there is a website devoted to the possible causes of prematurity and ways to decrease your risk of delivering your baby early. “Healthy Babies” is a joint project between the March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute and the Kentucky Department for Public Health.


Learn more by clicking on the brochure at left, call us or visit http://prematurityprevention.org