Posted on: August 9, 2017

Douglas County residents urged to provide feedback at Community Health Forums


Findings from the Douglas County Community Health Assessment will be presented at four forums in August. Residents are urged to attend the forums to provide input on the results and to suggest next steps in the process, which will involve creation of a Co...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Safe Routes Champion Training set for Aug. 29


Walking and biking enthusiasts are invited to a Safe Routes Champion Training from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in Room AB on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., Lawrence.

The training, which is sponsored by the Healt...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

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


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


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: March 29, 2017

Report ranks Douglas County as seventh healthiest in Kansas


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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