Posted on: February 21, 2018

Health Department to recognize Melissa Hoffman, Aimee Polson as health champions

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will recognize Melissa Hoffman and Aimee Polson, both of Lawrence, as the 2018 Douglas County Health Champions during a community breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. April 6 at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

WIC program moves to electronic food benefits system

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Kansas’ public health nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly called WIC, is offering families a new way to shop for food benefits using an electronic benefit transaction card. WIC families in Shawnee County began piloting the system l...

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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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