The Lawrence Public Library’s Community Resource Fair returns this weekend, and it will bring folks from 17 social service agencies and free coffee, haircuts and more to the library.
Although a significant number of Douglas County overdose deaths involve opioids, deaths related to stimulant overdoses are increasing, too, especially among people of color.
An upcoming community event aims to educate and spark conversation about the local impact of the nationwide opioid crisis.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is partnering with the Eudora school district to expand access to WIC services by making them available onsite at district offices in Eudora.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has received the new flu and COVID vaccines sooner than expected. They’ll be available by appointment beginning Monday (while supplies last).
Douglas County community members during an upcoming fair will be able to engage with first responders and learn about accessing public safety resources in the area.
The board of Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has selected Jonathan Smith, of Lawrence, as the next director of the health department.
A recent assessment shows that inadequate wages, incarceration, lack of affordable housing, access to health care and more are top issues affecting public health in Lawrence and Douglas County. Health department staff members want to hear from the community to help shape the next health plan.
After April 26, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health will cease updating its COVID-19 data dashboard and sending out email updates each week.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health wants to recognize residents of the county for “exceptional efforts to model, encourage, and promote health in the community.”
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