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Announcing a New Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program:
Screening can prevent colon cancer or find it early, when treatment is most effective.
To be eligible for this new program, you must:
Have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.
For example: An annual income of up to $58,876 for a household of four.
Have no health insurance of any kind (e.g. Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance).
Be a US citizen or qualified alien, and a resident of Kentucky.
Be age 50-64, or 45-64 if you are African American.
Please note: if you have certain high-risk conditions or factors, but don't meet this age requirement, contact us to see if you still might qualify.
Not have an up-to-date colon cancer screening.
To learn more, call the Barren River District Health Department at 270-781-8039 today!
Effective immediately, all BRDHD staff email addresses are firstname.lastname
The BRADD Citizen Corps Council’s mission is to educate the public on being prepared for disasters. They accomplish this in many ways. They produce a quarterly newsletter with information on upcoming events, articles on preparing for certain disasters and information on past events. They also provide Community Emergency Response Team training that educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety and suppression, light search and rescue, and basic first aid and disaster medical operations. These skills can be used to assist family, friends, neighbors and co-workers during and after a disaster.
Barren River District Health Department Releases Strategic Plan for
The Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD) has released its Strategic
Plan for 2013-15. The primary goal of the plan is to ensure that - whatever the
nation, state, or local community asks of the BRDHD over time - the agency has
the communication skills, concern for accuracy, organizational awareness,
service orientation, leadership, and teamwork needed for effective performance.
To view the agency's Strategic Plan, click
Help Improve Bicycling in the Bowling Green Area:
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, together with the Bowling Green-Warren
County Planning Commission and researchers from Western Kentucky University's
Department of Geography & Geology, are working to better understand how to plan
for the needs of cyclists in the community.
You can help! Download the CycleTracks application for iPhone- or
Android-capable smart phones, and use it to record your bicycle trips. The
CycleTracks application uses your phone's internal GPS to record trip routes and
times. At the end of each trip, data (including the trip purpose, route, date,
and time) are collected for analysis. All personal data is optional and
CycleTracks would love for you to record each and every bicycle trip you take.
The more you record, the more they will be able to accommodate you in the
future. Feel free to record as many or as few trips as you want, however.
For more information, visit the CycleTracks
Interested in adding an event to our "Events Calendar?" Contact the
Health Information team.
accordance with Federal Law and Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this
institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination,
write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).
Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact
USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136
(Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Barren River District Health Department | 1109 State Street | P.O. Box 1157 | Bowling Green, KY 42102-1157
Phone: (270) 781-8039 | Fax: (270) 796-8946