Posted on: April 24, 2017

WorkWell Lawrence Symposium scheduled for May 3

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The seventh annual WorkWell Lawrence Symposium will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 3, at the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence. The program will begin at 8 a.m.

The symposium, “The Tao of Ta-Da: Watch What Happens When...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

LiveWell Lawrence 'Seeding Change' event set for April 20

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LiveWell Lawrence will host a spring program from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., Lawrence. The event is free and open to the public.

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Report ranks Douglas County as seventh healthiest in Kansas

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Douglas County moved up one spot to the seventh healthiest county in Kansas, according to the County Health Rankings report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. When it comes to ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Health Department launches new program to help strengthen fathers

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is launching a new Healthy Dads Healthy Families program to help fathers who want to connect and provide for their children.

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Community invited to panel discussion about Netflix show, bullying, suicide prevention

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The Douglas County Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting a panel discussion, “Mental Wellness in the News,” in Eudora and Lawrence in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month. A panel of local experts, who work in the mental he...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Volunteers needed for Loop bike/ped count

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Volunteers are needed to manually count bicycles/pedestrians and conduct intercept surveys at several locations along the Lawrence Loop. Data collected on bicycling and walking will assist the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department in its Lawrence Loop...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Health Department director, planner selected for national initiative

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Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department Director Dan Partridge and Community Health Planner Charlie Bryan are among 40 public health leaders selected for The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative.

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Douglas County radon levels high; home testing recommended

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The Health Department recommends getting your home tested for radon in conjunction with National Radon Action Month.

You can't smell, taste or see radon, but it can cause health problems. Radon is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung c...

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