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Kansas Uses Syndromic Data to Improve Case Reporting for EVALI

Written by the CDC’s National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) Photo Courtesy of C-Span. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary, Dr. Lee Norman, testifies to Congress about the need for a public health investigation of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury. The outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) in the …

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Strength Through Partnership: The Nurse-Family Partnership in Shawnee County

Even under the best of circumstances, parenting a newborn child can be a difficult and challenging job. While a baby opens up a world of unmatched joy and happiness for families, caring for a newborn also strains the limits of human endurance. As well as sleepless nights, immeasurable exhaustion, and a gnawing sense of worry and anxiety that there’s more that could be done to provide a child with the best care possible.

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Event Brings Public Health and Behavioral Health Together

by Lisa Horn, Public Health Nurse Specialist, KDHE, Local Public HealthOriginally published in the Public Health Connections November 2019 newsletter. A landmark event to align the work of behavioral health and public health took place Sept. 30 at the Cyrus Hotel in Topeka. Ninety people representing behavioral health, public health, corrections, health care, schools and …

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Turning Small Opportunities into Big Collaboration in Kansas: Systems Thinking as a Strategy to Improving the Behavioral Health Service System

Originally Published on the National Network of Public Health Institutes Cristi Cain, local public health program director and accreditation coordinator at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is one of 12 participants in the National Network of Public Health Institute’s (NNPHI) 2019 Strategic Scholars Program, which helps public health professionals build and enhance key …

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Telling The Story of Public Health

Help us tell the story of public health!

Stories are a vital part of building community. They remind us why we love the work we do and remind others that we’re all in this together. Not sure if your work is story-worthy? It is. We’ll help you figure out the details.