Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Erica Mani, CEO, American Red Cross WV about their upcoming campaign, Home Fire Preparedness.
The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.
The Red Cross is asking every household in America to join us in taking two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home.
On September 11, 2015, in conjunction with Governor’s Day of Service, volunteers will be circulating the neighborhoods of West Virginia knocking on doors and installing smoke alarms or just tuning up your old one.
Also on September 16, 2015 in concert with the United Way of Central West Virginia’s Day of Caring, volunteers from the Red Cross will again be assisting their neighbors with the installation of new smoke alarms.
If you would like the Red Cross to come to your home to install a smoke alarm, simply call 1-844-216-8286 to set up an appointment. No charge to the homeowner.
Michael R. Brumage, MD, MPH, FACP, began his duties with KCHD on August 3, 2015.
We learned that Dr. Brumage is a graduate of West Virginia University and the WVU School of Medicine, received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Most recently, Brumage served as deputy commander of the BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic Camp in Camp Zama, Japan. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the WVU School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry and is an Adjunct Faculty in the WVU School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He also serves as a consultant to the WVU athletic department on mindfulness-based performance enhancement.
Brumage endorses innovative approaches to solve problems in an atmosphere where employees are polite to their colleagues and their patients and have the tools they need to do their jobs effectively.
Dr. Brumage discussed some the of public health challenges facing the Kanawha Valley including the epidemic problem of drugs and heroin.
Dr. Brumage updated us on all the exciting projects going on at the KCHD.
He and his family are very exciting to be ‘home’.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.