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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health offering drive-thru COVID-19 booster clinic at LMH Health

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is offering a drive-thru clinic at LMH Health for COVID-19 booster doses starting Sept. 29 for those who qualify, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. 

 

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Director of Informatics Sonia Jordan recognized by de Beaumont Foundation

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Sonia Jordan, Director of Informatics, has been recognized as one of the “40 Under 40 in Public Health” in recognition of her work at Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. 

 

The de Beaumont Foundation announced its 20...

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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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Posted on: November 7, 2019

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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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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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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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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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