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Strategic Plan Outlines Efforts to Address Opioid Crisis -- Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Advisory Committee releases four-year plan 08/17/2018TOPEKA – In 2016, there were more than 300 drug-poisoning deaths in Kansas, and approximately half of those involved a prescription or an illicit opioid. Although Kansas is below the national average for fatal opioid overdoses, the opioid crisis is an emerging threat that remains a priority for the state to address. The Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Advisory Committee has developed a...
Nominations Now Being Accepted for Kansas Health Champion Awards Exceptional efforts to promote health and fitness in Kansas to be recognized 08/17/2018TOPEKA – The Governor’s Council on Fitness is now accepting nominations for its annual Kansas Health Champion Awards. Awards are given to individuals and organizations that make an exceptional effort to model, encourage and promote health and fitness in Kansas. Award recipients will be recognized at the Community Health Promotion Summit on Jan. 24, in Manhattan, Kan. The deadline for...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Norton, Norton Co. 08/17/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Norton located in Norton County.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...
Public Health Warning Issued for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae Webster Lake in Rooks County closed 08/16/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with water (i.e.
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for USD 306 Southeast of Saline school, Saline Co. 08/16/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the USD 306 Southeast of Saline school in Saline County.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...
Effective Stillbirth Prevention Campaign Launches in Kansas “Count the Kicks” goal is to save 60 Kansas babies every year, reduce stillbirth rate by 26 percent 08/15/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today that it has partnered with Count the Kicks, a proven stillbirth prevention public health campaign. Kansas vital statistics show that 232 stillborn babies are born each year in our state. The introduction of Count the Kicks in Kansas has the potential to save 60 babies every year if Kansas’ stillbirth rate decreases...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Norton, Norton Co. 08/14/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Norton located in Norton County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water. • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker. •...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Lancaster, Atchison Co. 08/14/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Lancaster located in Atchison County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water. • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker. •...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for USD 306 Southeast of Saline school, Saline Co. 08/13/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for USD 306 Southeast of Saline school located in Saline County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water. • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic...
Possible Salmonella Infection Investigation in City of Highland 08/10/2018TOPEKA –The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Doniphan County Health Department (DCHD) are currently conducting an outbreak investigation associated with an election day Indian Taco Dinner at the Highland United Methodist Presbyterian Church in Highland, Kan., on Aug. 7. KDHE and DCHD request that anyone who attended or consumed food from the election day Indian Taco Dinner o
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