Posted on: November 13, 2017

Health Department to convene first meeting of Lawrence Tobacco 21 Task Force

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is convening the first meeting of a Lawrence Tobacco 21 Task Force on Thursday, Nov. 16, in conjunction with the Great American Smokeout, an annual event where smokers are encouraged to quit tobacco. The meeti...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Health Department recommends vaccination to prevent flu

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. Getting the vaccination is the most effective way to avoid getting the flu, a contagious respiratory illness.

Influenza can ca...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Health Department earns national award for initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department was honored with the Model Practice Award at the 2017 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing pr...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Health Department receives grant to improve health equity

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The Kansas Health Foundation is pleased to announce 18 communities, including Douglas County, will be receiving more than $4.7 million in funding through its Healthy Communities Initiative: Improving Health Equity in Kansas. Each community will receive $7...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Report ranks Douglas County as seventh healthiest in Kansas

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Douglas County moved up one spot to the seventh healthiest county in Kansas, according to the County Health Rankings report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. When it comes to ...Read on...

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