Posted on: September 18, 2017

Health Department recommends vaccination to prevent flu

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. Getting the vaccination is the most effective way to avoid getting the flu, a contagious respiratory illness.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Health Department earns national award for initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department was honored with the Model Practice Award at the 2017 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing pr...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Health Department receives grant to improve health equity

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The Kansas Health Foundation is pleased to announce 18 communities, including Douglas County, will be receiving more than $4.7 million in funding through its Healthy Communities Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas. Each community will receive $7...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

New partnership results in fewer Fire Medical calls, better outcomes

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical teamed up with the Health Department’s Project LIVELY program in April to provide better health outcomes for residents who call 911 frequently.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Father finds support, resources through Healthy Dads program

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While serving time in the Douglas County jail, Joe Ricley learned about the Healthy Dads program through a presentation in October by the program’s coordinator, Jery M·rquez, of the Health Department. He didn’t sign up, but he took a business card.

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Lawrence students having a BLAST with bicycle training

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For the first time, Lawrence Public Schools is able to offer the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program to all fourth- and fifth-grade students as part of its physical education curriculum.

In four classes, students learn about proper helmet fi...

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