Douglas County CHIP Receives Kansas Health Foundation Grant

Janelle Martin

The Douglas County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has received a $24,743 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Recognition Grants program. This money will help support an initiative to increase cultural competency among Douglas County healthcare providers by offering training and technical assistance to member agencies. The grant will offer ...

Who's Walking With Me?

Janelle Martin

OK, is it just me or is there absolutely no excuse to **NOT** feel encouraged to get out and walk this spring in our community?! The weather is even improving this week. First, I was persuaded to put together a team for Walk Kansas. We are feverishly (well, maybe not ...

Hard to break that addiction

Janelle Martin

I saw this article on msn.com's health page on diseases and conditions. It has some good information from Harvard Medical School on addressing the addiction of smoking. For those of you who have tried numerous times to quit the habit, I salute you. Don't give up! Hang in there and ...

Brainstorming Strategies - People have access to healthcare (mental, physical).

Erika Dvorske

What needs to happen in our community for people of all ages to have access to healthcare in broad terms, including physical, mental? Would you be willing to post your ideas about what strategies in our community help to achieve this? Post here to help brainstorm! http://wellcommons.com/users/edvorske/photos/2011/jan/28/206755/

Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy available

Janelle Martin

OK, so we’re almost a month into the new year and, if you’re like me, you may have already slipped up a few times regarding your new year’s resolution. The most important thing, though, is to keep trying! A slip up is just another opportunity to start anew! With that ...

Community invited to severe winter weather forum Dec. 7

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/mar/20/188972/ Snow. Ice. Power outages. Yuck! Learn about severe winter weather and how to be prepared at a special forum next week. **The FREE community event will be:** • from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. • on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine ...

Douglas County teens see smoking decline

Janelle Martin

Last week marked the 35th anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout where current smokers were asked to give up tobacco for at least one day. Aynsley Anderson from LMH participated in an online chat helping people with ideas for friends and loved ones to quit for longer ...

Take Advantage of Today

Janelle Martin

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Great America Smokeout. If you're a smoker and can give up tobacco for a day, great. If you're not quite there yet, at least spend today THINKING about when you can quit and start developing a plan to make it happen. Here is ...

Health Care Reform forum to be in Lawrence

Janelle Martin

Check out the Sunflower Foundation's front page for information on a health reform forum to take place in Lawrence later next month (October). Go to [http://www.sunflowerfoundation.org/][Reform forum] and look under the News and Alerts heading for an entry entitled **Foundation Offers Public Forum on Health Reform.** This is free and ...

What health-care reform rules kick in today?

Jane Stevens

Here's a round-up of useful articles that explain the Affordable Health Care Act's health-care rules that go into effect today, as well as coverage on the discussion about them: [A Consumer's Guide to the Health Law, Six Months In (Kaiser Health News)][1] http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2010/sep/23/199081/ [The New Health Care Rules: What They ...

Big week for Health Care Reform

Janelle Martin

**Happy half-birthday to Health Care Reform!** Tomorrow is not only the first full day of Fall, but also marks the 6 month anniversary for the Affrordable Health Care Act signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The 6-month anniversary marks one of the first steps for noticeable changes for ...

Happy Half Birthday - Part 2

Janelle Martin

**More changes effective Sept. 23 as part of the Affordable Care Act** - For new plans: The new law includes new rules to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to children under the age of 19 due to a pre-existing condition. - For new plans: The law provides consumers with ...

Kansas goes smoke-free

Janelle Martin

This is great news for all Kansans: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/feb/25/house-take-statewide-smoking-ban-morning/

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