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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.

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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.