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Counties Navigate Next Steps in COVID-19 Response

Written by Lisa Horn, Public Health Nurse Specialist, Local Public Health for Public Health ConnectionsPhoto courtesy of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. As Kansas re-emerges from statewide COVID-19 orders, a veto last week by Governor Laura Kelly has returned authority to counties to set health, business and mass gathering limits. Kelly’s Ad Astra: …

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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.