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Boil water advisory rescinded for the City of St. George, Pottawatomie Co. 12/05/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of St. George, Pottawatomie County. The advisory affected all customers on 2nd Street, 3rd Street, Jefferson Street, and Jackson Street. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure...
Boil water advisory rescinded for the City of Liberal, Seward Co. 12/01/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Liberal in Seward County. The boil water advisory affected all customers in the area of 7th Street to 11th Street on North Jordan. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of...
Kansas Cancer Partnership launches strategic plan and website 12/01/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - More than 13,000 Kansans are diagnosed with cancer each year, and approximately 5,300 die from the disease. In fact, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the state. To address cancer-related issues across the state, the Kansas Cancer Partnership (KCP) announces availability of the Kansas Cancer Prevention and Control Plan 2017-2021 and its companion document, Burden...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of St. George, Pottawatomie Co. 11/30/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of St. George, Pottawatomie County. The advisory will affect all customers on 2nd Street, 3rd Street, Jefferson Street, and Jackson Street. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure...
KDHE issues Notice of Request for Information on Volkswagen settlement funds Comment period runs from November 21 - December 21, 2017 11/30/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a partial consent decree to settle claims against the automaker Volkswagen. As part of the settlement, Volkswagen is required to allocate $2.7 billion toward an Environmental Mitigation Trust to fund diesel emission reduction projects. In 2017, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) was designated as the lead agency...
New report confirms KanCare savings 11/29/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - Today Leavitt Partners (Leavitt) gave testimony to the Bob Bethell KanCare Oversight Committee on their report on cost and utilization of Kansas's state run Medicaid program, KanCare. Leavitt concluded that expenditures under KanCare have been lower than the state previously estimated would have been the case without the program. They also found that primary care visits by...
World AIDS Day is December 1st Kansas organizations to hold free HIV testing events 11/29/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recognizes World AIDS Day on December 1st. The federal theme of this year's observance is -Increasing impact through Transparency, Accountability and Partnerships.? You've helped us fight HIV. Now, let's end it. World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for governments, faith groups, local organizations, businesses and...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Liberal, Seward Co. 11/29/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Liberal in Seward County. The boil water advisory affects all customers in the area of 7th Street to 11th Street on North Jordan. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of repairs to the distribution system that will result in a loss of pressure. Failure to...
KANCARE 2.0 WILL HELP KANSANS LEAD HEALTHIER, MORE INDEPENDENT LIVES 11/28/2017TOPEKA, Kan. - Secretaries for the Kansas Department for Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) detailed KanCare 2.0 enhancements to the Bob Bethell Oversight Committee hearing at the Statehouse today. Upgrades to the state's Medicaid program, scheduled for launch statewide in January 2019, focus on comprehensive personal wellness,...
KDHE Announces Public Availability Session for Former American Cleaners Groundwater Contamination 11/22/2017TOPEKA, Kan. -The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces a Public Availability Session (PAS) to update residents on the extent of contamination attributed to the former American Cleaners site in Haysville, Kansas. The PAS for the KDHE Dry Cleaner Remediation Program is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Haysville Middle School Gymnasium located at...
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