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CMS Approves 1115 Waiver for KanCare Approval grants state the authority to continue Medicaid program 12/18/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the state’s 1115 waiver extension application. The 1115 waiver grants the state of Kansas the authority to operate KanCare, the state’s managed care program. “I want to thank Administrator Seema Verma and the rest of the Trump administration for...
Boil Water Advisory Continues for Western Acres Mobile Home Court, Reno Co. 12/14/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a boil water advisory for Western Acres Mobile Home Court located in Reno County on August 8, 2018. The advisory remains in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. KDHE officials issued the advisory because the system has repeatedly failed to collect required...
KDHE Issues 2017 Adolescent and Teenage Pregnancy Statistics Pregnancy rate compares favorably with the Healthy People 2020 national target 12/14/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics published the 2017 Kansas Adolescent and Teenage Pregnancy Report on its website at http://www.kdheks.gov/phi/adol_teen_preg/Adolescent_Teenage_Pregnancy_17.pdf. The statistical summary indicates that the pregnancy rates among Kansas resident females aged 10-19 dropped by 1.6...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Overbrook, Osage County 12/13/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Overbrook located in Osage County. The advisory was issued because of two-line breaks resulting in losses of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The boil water advisory affected...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for portions of the City of Overbrook, Osage Co. 12/11/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for portions of the City of Overbrook located in Osage County. The boil water advisory will affect the following two areas of town: • All customers on Elm Street south of Market Street. This will also affect customers on 2nd Street one block west of Elm Street. • All customers east of Maple Street...
KDHE Awards $900K to County Health Departments to Address Opioid Crisis Funds will help implement strategies at the local level 12/10/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has awarded approximately $900,000 to county health departments for implementation of community-level responses to the opioid crisis in Kansas. The funding for these efforts is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Opioid Overdose Crisis Response Cooperative Agreement which was awarded to KDHE earlier this fall. ...
KDHE Publishes 2017 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics Report may suggest Kansas is facing demographic changes. 12/07/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has posted the Kansas Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, 2017 online at http://www.kdheks.gov/phi/as/2017/Annual_Summary_2017.pdf. The annual report may suggest Kansas is facing demographic changes. “The Annual Summary of Vital Statistics summarizes key demographic and health information gathered from vital event records...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Jamestown, Cloud Co. 12/07/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Jamestown located in Cloud County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Jamestown, Cloud Co. 12/06/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Jamestown located in Cloud County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears. • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Rantoul, Franklin Co. 12/05/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Rantoul located in Franklin County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take...
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