Posted on: May 24, 2017

Health Department hosting focus groups in Douglas County


The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and community partners will be hosting focus groups across Douglas County to learn more about the conditions and causes of key health issues in the county.

Residents are encouraged to attend  the following 90-minute focus group:

  • Baldwin City — June 20, 8 a.m., Baldwin City Recreational Center.

Light refreshments will be served. Topics may include: mental health, housing, discrimination, poverty, physical activity, drugs, alcohol, preventive care services and hunger.

To sign up or for more information, contact Community Health Director Chris Tilden at or 785-856-7312.

The Health Department will be scheduling additional focus groups.

Each focus group will discuss:

  • Strengths of Douglas County
  • Conditions and causes of health issues and how they impact on the community
  • Ideas for possible solutions

Information provided by community members will be used to shape the Health Department’s understanding of priorities to be addressed through planning and collaborative action.

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