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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Health Department urges residents to take precautions against heat

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department urges residents to take extra precautions against the heat. 

Children, the elderly and people with chronic conditions are usually the first to suffer from heat-related illness. Heat exhaustion, cramps ...

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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.

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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: May 24, 2017

Health Department hosting focus groups in Douglas County

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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 follo...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

June events to help raise awareness about postpartum depression

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Build Your Village of Douglas County is hosting a movie screening and a walk in June to raise awareness about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder and funds for Postpartum Support International.

A screening of "Darkside of the Full Moon," a docume...

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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.

Kresge’s E...

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