100 Glenns Creek Road Frankfort, KY 40601
Business Office (502) 564-4269
Clinic Services (502) 564-7647
School Health (502) 564-7381
Emergency After-Hours Number (502) 875-8582
851 East West Connector Frankfort, KY 40601
Business Office (502) 564-9336
Community Health (502) 564-5559
Environmental Health (502) 564-7382
HANDS (502) 564-5559
Home Health (502) 564-7383



Debbie Bell, Health Education Coordinator

My educational background is in dietetics and diabetes prevention/management.  I have been with the FCHD for 16 years.
I graduated University of Kentucky Cum Laude in Diatetics

I maintain RD, LD, CDE, MLDE Certifications and Licensures


Ina Ponder, Health Educator II
My educational background is Emergency Medicine, along with a B.S. degree in Public Health/Community Health and Emergency Response/Disaster Management from East Tennessee State University and Masters in Youth, Family and Community Sciences from North Carolina State University.  GO WOLFPACK!!  

I maintain a CFCS Certification

My Health Education Passion Areas: Youth Education, Emergency Preparedness, Local Foods, Agriculture Education, Disease Prevention/Health Promotion, Consumer Education, Family Life Promotion and Physical Activity.


Our Mission: Prevent. Promote. Protect. Franklin County.
Our Vision: Live. Work. Play. Pray. Healthy!
Our Values: Accountability, Dedication, Empowerment, Equity, Excellence, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect



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