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Posted on: June 4, 2018

New tobacco cessation resources available for Kansans with behavioral health conditions


The Kansas Tobacco Quitline is offering new resources to Kansans with behavioral health conditions (mental and/or substance use disorders).

For those who qualify, added services include more frequent calls from a counselor, a team of dedicated Qui...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Program provides support, education for fathers in Douglas County Jail


Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department employee Jery Marquez oversees the Healthy Dads program, which provides group and one-on-one support for fathers so they can build positive, lasting relationships with their children.

The program also provides educ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Health Department urges residents to be aware of bats


The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has received an increase in the number of calls regarding bats. Additionally, the Kansas Departments of Health and Environment and Wildlife, Parks and Tourism have, too.

“Contact with bats is a concer...

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