Posted on: May 26, 2020
LAWRENCE – Douglas County’s Unified Command leadership has agreed to adopt Gov. Laura Kelly’s current Phase 2 in a local health order to keep continuity in the local Smart and Safe: Reopening Douglas County plan.&...Read on...
Posted on: May 22, 2020
LAWRENCE – Douglas County’s Unified Command structure that has been responsible for leading the comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic response since March will transition next week to an expanded COVID-19 Recovery Coordination Team ...Read on...
Posted on: May 14, 2020
LAWRENCE – A task force under Douglas County’s Unified Command has decided to align with Gov. Laura Kelly’s phased reopening plans.
“Based on our current number of COVID-19 cases and the health metrics we ar...Read on...
Posted on: May 8, 2020
LAWRENCE – Of 8,559 Douglas County residents who responded to a recent population survey, 167 of them reported they were currently experiencing two or more symptoms consistent with COVID-19 that began within the last two weeks of April....Read on...
Posted on: May 8, 2020
LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is releasing preliminary data on the COVID-19 testing rates by race and ethnicity, though we also encourage providers to include race and ethnicity on lab orders in the future to help track this d...Read on...
Posted on: March 4, 2020
LAWRENCE – Douglas County has advanced to the final group among eight communities for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. As a 2020 finalist, the coalition of Douglas County partners is one step close...Read on...
Posted on: August 9, 2019
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2019
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2019
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...Read on...