The new mobile unit will enable JCDH to offer physical examinations, including breast and cervical cancer screening, and procedures in a larger space.
Published: January 26, 2024
By: Courtesy of Jefferson County Department of Health
The Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) is pleased to announce the recent unveiling of a new mobile unit this week. In recent years, this is the second mobile unit to join the JCDH fleet. However, this new unit is specifically designed for the JCDH staff and tailored to accommodate its mobile services.
JCDH mobile healthcare was reignited in September 2022, establishing multiple community partnerships and providing sexual and reproductive healthcare, harm reduction, and immunization services. The new mobile unit will allow the continuation of these services. It will enable JCDH to offer physical examinations, including breast and cervical cancer screening, and procedures in a larger space.
“We are grateful to the many community partners who have assisted with this initiative and to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs Title X program for guidance and provision of funding,” says Dr. Darlene Traffanstedt, Medical Director for Family Planning and Population Health. “We look forward to continuing to serve the community in this way, removing barriers to accessing public health services, and growing our partnerships within the community.”
Please follow JCDH’s social media platforms to find out where the mobile unit will be in the community: @jcdhtweets on X and @Jefferson County Department of Health on Facebook.
This project is supported by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,619,891.00 with $1,499,315.00 (92%) funded by OPA/OASH/HHS and $120,576.00 (8%) funded by the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH).