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Posted on: July 23, 2021

New APRN focuses on prevention, which can save women’s lives

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In her eight months since taking over as the clinic’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Julie Welsh says she and the clinic staff have focused on prevention to help women be as healthy as possible.

In the last six months, Julie said Clinic Staff...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Health officers encourage vaccinations amid spreading of Delta variant

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County’s 14-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases per day has increased by seven in the past two weeks, marking the steepest increase since January. Given the recent increase, the local health officers sa...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Bilingual FAQs on Pregnancy & the Vaccine

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PEOPLE WHO ARE PREGNANT

Pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. If you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy can protect you from severe il...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Posted on: June 16, 2021

LDCPH now observes Juneteenth as holiday

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LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s offices and clinic will be closed, Friday, June 18, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday, which is Saturday, June 19.

LDCPH joins with millions of Americans in commemorating Juneteenth — which ...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Douglas County community members can now request a COVID vaccine clinic at their business, event

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is pleased to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics on site for businesses and organizations with the goal of helping provide access to those who have not yet had the opportunity to make an appointment.

A form is now availabl...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

LDCPH Staffer Serves at Vaccination Clinics to Honor Her Grandfather

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May is Mental Health Month. COVID-19 has not only threatened people’s physical health but their mental health. 

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Elena Theresa was featured in a weekend article about managing stress during the pandemic and ho...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Board of Health declares racism a public health crisis

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Board of Health in July 2020 declared racism a public health crisis and directed Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to work with the steering committee for the Community Health Plan to add a fifth issue area in the plan focu...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Several options in Douglas County community for ages 12+ vaccine appointments

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LAWRENCE – Anyone 12 and older can now make COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the vaccination site at the Community Health Facility or any other sites around the community, after federal public health officials in May authorized expa...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Posted on: November 7, 2019

We've Changed Our Name

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Our promise to the community illustrates so much more than can be confined into four walls of a building.

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

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News Flash

Posted on: August 9, 2019

Health Department receives national award for breastfeeding support to WIC families

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Lawrence – The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is one of only 16 agencies across the country to receive the Gold Premiere Award of Excellence for its breastfeeding support to WIC families.

Leaders with the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

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News releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

SCRIPT program to help pregnant mothers quit smoking

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Lawrence, Kansas – Smoking during pregnancy can cause several complications for the health of both the mother and child. However, a new evidence-based program will help Douglas County expectant mothers quit smoking and offer healthier futures for them and...

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News releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Partnership to provide free health app to Douglas County residents

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LAWRENCE — Douglas County, in partnership with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will provide for free the MyStrength app to Douglas County residents.

MyStrength offers individuals supp...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Workplace Gardens: Benefitting the Environment and Your Health

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By Tina Gustafson

Environmental Health Specialist

How far do you think a tomato travels to reach your plate?

Well, on average it’s about 1,500 miles — or halfway across the country. Think about what goes into that long-distance transport — large amounts of f...

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Stories
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Kansas Supreme Court OKs local Tobacco 21 policies

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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.

“It’s really exciting because the Supreme Court clear...

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Stories
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Douglas County, Health Department offering new online resource for wellness, mental health

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Douglas County and eight community agencies now offer residents a new online resource for wellness and mental health. Livongo for Behavioral Health by myStrength, an innovative leader in digital behavioral health care, provides digital self-care resources...

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Stories
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Community Forum Focuses on Vaping Among Youth

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Electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes or vapes, have become extremely popular among young people in recent years. The National Youth Tobacco Survey showed an alarming 78% increase in vaping from just 11% in 2017 to 20.8% in 2018.

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