Safe & Healthy Kids Fair and Bike Rodeo

Safe and Healthy Kids Fair is set for Saturday, April 25 from 10am-2pm at the Homer High School. This is a free, fun event for children ages 14 years and younger to focus on safety, health and wellness. It offers numerous booths with hands on activities and demonstrations. Loads of door prizes are given away throughout the fair, including the grand door prize of a tricycle and bicycle.

A bike rodeo will take place in the school parking lot from 10am-noon. Kids can bring their bikes and gear up for safe, summer fun. Helmets are required, and are available for purchase on site.

Highlights of the day include visits from Smokey the Bear and Safety Seal, water safety activities in the pool, mini magic shows, a hand wash station, a teddy bear clinic, hearing tests, givaways, and more. Numerous summer programs offer sign up tables at the event.

The fair is an effort of a local coalition of concerned agencies working towards injury prevention and the health and wellness of children.


Greg Hough, MD, now offering Surgical Services
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Health Needs Assessment Completed

South Peninsula Hospital is one of numerous partnering agencies working together to improve community health in our local MAPP coalition (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership).  MAPP utilizes a local health needs assessment as the foundation of a community health improvement plan, and has just completed the 2013 comprehensive health needs assessment.  The hospital's assessment report can be viewed here, or visit the project website at to download a copy.  In addition to participating at the local level to address the findings prioritized by the community through MAPP, South Peninsula Hospital is working to address many of the findings in ways unique to hospital mission and capacity.  An SPH Implementation Strategy was approved at the Board of Directors meeting in June, 2014, which outlines some of those actions.


Ebola Information


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Monday, April 20, 6:00pm
Kachemak bay Campus, KPC
Panel discussion about heroin and its impact on both the body and community.

Suicide Prevention Training
Wednesday, April 22, 6-8pm
Faith Lutheran Church
Know the signs, what to look for, how to help.

Living Well Alaska
Wednesday nights for six weeks
April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; 4:30-7:00pm
A health self-management program for chronic disease management.

Safe and Healthy Kids Fair

Saturday, April 25, 10am-2pm
Homer High School
Free fun, information and activities for kids 14 years and younger