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Pike County Health Department Home Health & Hospice Receives Grant for Mental Health Services

September 25, 2015....Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice recently received grant funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health to launch a new program in mental health services.  This new program entitled “Pike County Behavioral Health Services” will focus on children, adolescents and adults that currently suffer from or potentially have mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders and are high-risk, low-income, uninsured or underserved.

With mental health being identified as a top priority health need, this program along with community partners will increase access to needed services.  Program development will begin November 2015 and will be funded for 4 years.  “Pike County Behavioral Health Services” will employ a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse Social Worker.  These new positions will provide care coordination and collaboration with community partners to provide outpatient behavioral health services, community education and support. The establishment of this program will allow Pike County residents to receive treatment, counseling, education and individual or group therapy to address mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.

Funding for this project was provided in whole by Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge and funding.

CDC Quick FactsInterested in a quick visual overview of Pike County that includes demographics, asthma, air quality and health insurance?

Visit the CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network’s "Info by Location" feature.

Also view Pike County Health, Environment and Community Profile published by Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

Home Health and Hospice Now Serving a Portion of Audrain and Montgomery Counties

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Service mapThe Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice is proud to announce their recent expansion of home health and hospice services into the counties of Audrain and Montgomery.

For years the local, non-for-profit agency had received numerous inquiries of whether they were able to provide services in this area. This past winter the lengthy application process of expanding coverage westward began.

Christopher Deeken, administrator of the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice exclaimed, “We are very excited to take on this new expansion, the need is there and we are more than happy to help out our neighbors. We look forward to providing the same dedicated, compassionate care that we have gained a reputation for within Pike County.”

For many years, Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice has been one of the main health care providers for both home health & hospice services in the region, offering home health services since 1969 and hospice services since 1993. The agency is partially funded by local tax dollars and as a non-for-profit organization is able to provide a superior level of care without the corporate pressure for profits that other providers contend with.

The agency is staffed with local professionals and is dedicated to giving back through community and public health initiatives. For more information regarding home health or hospice services, please contact the agency at (573) 324-2111.

Breastfeeding Newsletter - "Pumping Breastmilk"

Pumping is not necessary for successful breastfeeding if the mother and baby are together all of the time, but it can be a helpful tool. Women choose to pump their breastmilk for different reasons; to make sure their infant is getting as much breastmilk as possible and to help them maintain their milk supply when they are apart. Depending on the objective, a mom will pump or hand express at different parts of the day.

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