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    Douglas County advances in prestigious Culture of Health Prize consideration

    Douglas County has advanced to Phase II in the annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Read on...
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    Community Liaison appointed to Affordable Housing Advisory Board

    Lawrence Mayor Lisa Larsen recently appointed Community Liaison Christina Gentry to serve on the city’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board. Read on...
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    Federal Tobacco 21 legislation likely an important "floor-level" protection for youth

    Those who have worked on local Tobacco 21 policies said the Congress passing it at the federal level is significant and that they will be monitoring its specific details. Read on...
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    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...
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    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...
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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...
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    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...
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    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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