Health Department employees to talk about Community Health Plan at KU brown bag lunch series

In foreground, Charlotte Marthaler, assistant director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, left, visits with the Rev. Verdell Taylor during a public health forum Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine. They were visiting while people weighed in on their top health concerns by placing votes and messages on poster boards.

In foreground, Charlotte Marthaler, assistant director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, left, visits with the Rev. Verdell Taylor during a public health forum Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine. They were visiting while people weighed in on their top health concerns by placing votes and messages on poster boards. by Karrey Britt

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department employees Charlotte Marthaler and Chris Tilden will be the guest speakers during the KU Advocacy Corps brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in The Commons at Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.

Marthaler, assistant director, and Tilden, director of Community Health, will talk about the Community Health Assessment that was completed last year. Through a variety of information gathering methods, the Health Department discovered 13 areas of need. Marthaler and Tilden will explain the five priority areas chosen by community leaders, such as insufficient access to health care and too few job opportunities, and how the Health Department is working with these leaders to create a Community Plan to address those needs.

The Health Department employees will be the first speakers in a Community Speakers Series hosted by the Center for Civic & Social Responsibility. All series talks are open to the public, but reservations are requested and can be made by emailing kuadvocate@ku.edu.

Charlotte Marthaler, uploaded

Charlotte Marthaler, uploaded by Karrey Britt

Chris Tilden, uploaded

Chris Tilden, uploaded by Karrey Britt

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