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  1. Kathy and Well Child

    Longtime Clinic Supervisor retires after 23 years of building many relationships

    Clinic Supervisor Kathy Colson's last day at the Health Department was Dec. 13 as she retired after 23 years. Read on...
  2. Ange Ericksen

    New CMA enjoys working with people, helping them

    When Ange Ericksen started as a new Certified Medical Assistant on Nov. 25, she was a familiar face around the Health Department’s Clinic. Read on...
  3. Sue McDaneld

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse celebrates 25 years with Health Department

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Sue McDaneld recently celebrated her 25th anniversary with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. Read on...
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    Marginalized Douglas County residents identify barriers to quality employment

    As part of the Healthy Communities Initiative, Douglas County community members illustrate barriers they face in obtaining and maintain employment beyond a minimum wage and how it can influence their health. Read on...
  5. Vaccination

    Hepatitis A and Meningitis vaccines now required for 2019-20 School Year

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has approved two new vaccines — Meningococcal and Hepatitis A — now required for school-age children for the 2019-20 school year. Read on...
  6. T21 Lawrence

    Kansas Supreme Court OKs local Tobacco 21 policies

    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that local governments could institute ordinances that ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under 21, known as Tobacco 21 legislation. Read on...
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    Douglas County, Health Department offering new online resource for wellness, mental health

    Douglas County and eight community agencies now offer residents a new online resource for wellness and mental health. Read on...
  8. Juul pen smoke

    Community Forum Focuses on Vaping Among Youth

    Electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes or vapes, have become extremely popular among young people in recent years, and Douglas County residents came together on June 17 for a forum to discuss this public health issue. Read on...
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    Health Department urges residents to be aware of bats

    If residents see a bat — dead or alive — inside a home or an apartment, it is important to contact the Health Department for medical guidance. The most common way for people to get rabies is through contact with a bat. Read on...
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