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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Health Department urges residents to be aware of bats

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has received an increased number of calls regarding bats.

If residents see a bat — dead or alive — inside a home or an apartment, it is important to contact the Health Department at 785-843-3060 and ask for a C...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Photo gallery highlights health advancements in Douglas County

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and LiveWell Lawrence are displaying a photo gallery highlighting recent health advancements in Douglas County through Aug. 31 at Lawrence Public Library.

In 2014, the Health Department received a three-year aw...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Health Department offers back-to-school immunizations on walk-in basis

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Back-to-school season is here.

It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and get sports physicals. It’s also time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines.

Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Health Department, Heartland knocking down barriers to services

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Heartland Community Health Center offers primary care services in the Health Department’s clinic. The goal is to make it easier for people to access such care.

"We want to knock down some barriers to, hopefully, get people into a health home...

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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.

About a...

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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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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Health Department director, planner selected for national initiative

Emerging Leaders

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.

Kresge’s E...

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