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    Health Department urges residents to take precautions against heat

    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. Read on...
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    Health Department, Heartland knocking down barriers to services

    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. Read on...
  3. ProjectLIVELY

    New partnership results in fewer Fire Medical calls, better outcomes

    Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical teamed up with the Health Department's Project LIVELY program to provide better health outcomes for residents who call 911 frequently. Read on...
  4. HealthyDads

    Father finds support, resources through Healthy Dads program

    The Healthy Dads program provides one-on-one and group support for fathers, so they can build positive, lasting relationships with their children. The program also provides education through a seven-week class, "Quenching the Father Thirst." Read on...
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    Lawrence students having a BLAST with bicycle training

    Lawrence Public Schools is offering a Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program to all fourth- and fifth-grade students as part of its physical education curriculum. Read on...
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    Health Department hosting focus groups in Douglas County

    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. Read on...
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    June events to help raise awareness about postpartum depression

    Build Your Village of Douglas County is hosting a movie screening and a one-mile walk in June to raise awareness about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder and funds for Postpartum Support International. Read on...
  8. Emerging Leaders

    Health Department director, planner selected for national initiative

    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. Read on...
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