Community Education


The Northeast AHEC participates in a variety of community education events throughout the year including health fairs, our annual Oh Baby! It’s a Baby Shower in Morehead, and sponsorship of a weekly health-focused radio show.


Oh Baby! It’s a Baby Shower


Since 2002, the Northeast AHEC has partnered with St. Claire Regional Medical Center and University of Kentucky Health Care Obstetrics and Gynecology to host an annual “Oh Baby! It’s a Baby Shower”. Various groups such as health care institutions and community organizations gather to educate new and expected parents and families along with those choosing to adopt, about the many aspects of caring for their “little bundles of joy.” In the past, this event has attracted approximately 600 participants. There are various informational booths providing women’s care education, helpful tips on parenting, as well as many free giveaways throughout the event. Participants are given the chance to speak to health care experts regarding any specific questions they may have.

More information on the 2015 Oh Baby! It's a Baby Shower is available here.  Contact KaSandra Hensley via email or phone at 606.783.6830 with any questions.


Health Fairs 


Nutrition Booth

Our nutrition booth provides information about healthy eating, the effects of an inactive lifestyle, and your approximate body mass index (BMI). The purpose of our booth is to get the community thinking about healthier living for their families and to help them make healthier choices for themselves.


DermaScan 

The DermaScan is a machine that amplifies the image of your face using a black light. The black light highlights the effects of overexposure from the sun's UV rays. Our booth also offers useful information on different types of skin cancer and how to prevent and treat skin cancer.

To schedule the Northeast AHEC to participate in your health fair, free of charge, contact KaSandra Hensley at 606.783.6830.
 
 

Health Matters

Health Matters is an hour-long radio program that airs on WMKY 90.3 FM, Morehead State University's public radio station.  Sponsored by the NE KY AHEC,  HealthL to R: Dr. Anthony Weaver, host; Asa Hosoda, producer; Rick Phillips, co-host Matters is hosted by Dr. Anthony Weaver, NE KY AHEC medical director, and co-hosted by Rick Phillips.  It focuses on educating the public about health issues relevant to eastern Kentucky and the mountain region.  In 2013, the show, "A Musical Journey to Your Anus," won the national Media Award from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons for excellence in communicating a better understanding of colon and rectal disease.   

Listen to Health Matters weekly on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m, or check out the podcast anytime.