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Posted on: March 2, 2021

LDCPH Office and Clinic Closed Wed. March 3, Fri. March 5

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Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department clinic and office, located at 200 Maine Street, will be closed Wednesday, March 3, and Friday, March 5, while our staff manages two COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week. The clinics are pre-scheduled for those who q...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

LDCPH Friday afternoon clinic runs short 23 Pfizer doses

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During Friday’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and partners ran out of vaccine doses to complete booked appointments for 23 people. It was a second dose clinic for Phase 2 individ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

New public health order expands mass gathering limit to 25, and hours of operation for restaurants

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LAWRENCE, KS – Public health leaders have updated the local health order to expand the mass gathering limit and to expand hours of operation for venues and establishments serving food and drinks indoors. The new order is in recognition ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Lawrence-Douglas County Covid-19 Testing at Walmart

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Free COVID-19 testing is available for Douglas County residents from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, starting Feb. 2, in the Walmart parking lot, 3300 Iowa Street, in Lawrence.

 

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Board of Health declares racism a public health crisis

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Board of Health in July 2020 declared racism a public health crisis and directed Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to work with the steering committee for the Community Health Plan to add a fifth issue area in the plan focu...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Charlie Bryan and Dee Vernberg celebrate work anniversaries at LDCPH

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Business Systems Analyst Charlie Bryan is celebrating his 10 year anniversary here at LDCPH. Charlie joined LDCPH after the birth of his first baby, and has enjoyed having opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. One of his favorite memor...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

2020 Kay Kent Excellence in Public Health Service Award

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Just before he announced the surprise recipient of the 2020 Kay Kent Excellence in Public Health Service Award, Director Dan Partridge admitted several potential clues earlier in the day likely gave away the news. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pa...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

We've Changed Our Name

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Our promise to the community illustrates so much more than can be confined into four walls of a building.

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Health Department receives national award for breastfeeding support to WIC families

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Lawrence – The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is one of only 16 agencies across the country to receive the Gold Premiere Award of Excellence for its breastfeeding support to WIC families.

Leaders with the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

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News releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

SCRIPT program to help pregnant mothers quit smoking

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Lawrence, Kansas – Smoking during pregnancy can cause several complications for the health of both the mother and child. However, a new evidence-based program will help Douglas County expectant mothers quit smoking and offer healthier futures for them and...

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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: 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.

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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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