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A shot in the arm for confidence in COVID-19 vaccines

By High Plains Journal, Lacey Newlin “Fear of the unknown with medicine is expected, but with a decision like whether or not to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine, education is everything. Lisa Morici, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, cleared …

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How One Kansas County Fought the Pandemic by Trusting Science, Listening to At-Risk People and Investing in Public Health

By Kansas Reflector, C.J. Janovy While Wyandotte County is the lowest in state health rankings, the residents of Wyandotte used their strengths to rally against COVID-19. The county’s health department prepared and adapted for the challenges the pandemic brought through trusting science, community outreach, and investment into the county’s public health system. READ MORE ABOUT …

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Shawnee County Health Department Racial Equity Impact Analysis Group

By Olivia Borland and Edith Gaines Many issues come to mind when asking Edith Gaines, Shawnee County Health Department Finance Officer and PHAB Accreditation Coordinator, why her health department decided to do a Racial Equity Impact Analysis. When conversations began, individuals took a step back and decided it was time to move from diagnosis to …

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A Pandemic, Exhaustion, and Threats: Why Dozens Of Kansas Public Health Officials Are Quitting

By Jim McLean, KCUR The pandemic and the politics of COVID-19 have put tremendous strain on Kansas public health workers. The pressure of navigating a pandemic and harassment is leading to frustration, fear, and fatigue for health workers throughout Kansas and across the United States. KCUR provided a platform for Kansas public health workers to …

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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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