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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Local health officer statement on updated CDC guidance for fully vaccinated peoeple

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Statement on updated CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals

Dr. Thomas Marcellino, Local Health Officer, Douglas County:

We are in the process of reviewing updated CDC and KDHE guidance. Throughout this pandemi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Several options in Douglas County community for ages 12-15 vaccine appointments

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LAWRENCE – Anyone 12 to 15 years old can now make COVID-19 vaccination appointments that will start Thursday, May 13, at the vaccination site at LMH Health, after federal public health officials Wednesday afternoon authorized expanding the Pfizer...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

LDCPH forming Health Equity Advisory Board

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health (LDCPH) has taken an important critical step of recognizing that racism is a public health crisis. It is well-known that addressing conditions that establish inequities requires the engagement of community members who...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

County Commissioners approve updated health order that relies on effectiveness of mask wearing

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County Commissioners on April 14 unanimously approved an updated public health order recommended by local health officers that keeps a countywide mask mandate and social distancing requirements in businesses and most ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

LDCPH honors 2021 Health Champions for roles during COVID-19 pandemic response

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As part of National Public Health Week 2021, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health honored its local health officers and Douglas County Emergency Management staff for their work and leadership during the community’s COVID-19 response.

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Posted on: April 3, 2021

New traffic entry for fairgrounds vaccine appointments beginning April 7

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LAWRENCE, KS – Beginning Monday, April 5, Douglas County District Court will start using the Douglas County Fairgrounds for court proceedings. District Court will be using Flory Meeting Hall and Building 21, which should be accessed fro...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Douglas County rises in health rankings to 7th in Health Outcomes, 2nd in Health Factors in Kansas

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County improved to the top 10 in Kansas in Health Factors and Health Outcomes, according to the County Health Rankings report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Heal...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Guidelines for Weddings and Wedding Receptions under March 9 Health Order

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A new local public health order took effect on March 10. Here are Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health's updated guidelines for weddings and wedding receptions. You can also read the full local health order. Anyone with questions about complianc...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
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.

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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.

“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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