Health department director to answer questions during live chat today at 10:30 a.m.

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Dan Partridge, director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, will be available today to answer questions as part of National Public Health Week.

He will be participating in an online chat at 10:30 a.m. April 4 on WellCommons. And, you can submit your questions anonymously at anytime at WellCommons.com/chats.

Make sure to log back to WellCommons.com either during or after the chat to see if your questions were answered.

The health department works to protect and serve the community by:

• Safeguarding community health and safety through swift response to illness outbreaks.

• Identifying urgent and everyday health problems.

• Assessing health problems and promoting wellness by fostering community health initiatives.

• Collaborating with community partners to protect health and control the costs associated with health problems.

Partridge has been director since 2007. Previously, he was associate director with the Reno County Health Department.

Douglas County has dropped to the eighth healthiest county in Kansas, according to a study released late Tuesday. Riley County ranked first.

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