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Community Outreach

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is your community partner, who is dedicated to mobilizing our community into action to improve health. JCDHE offers free presentations, tours of our two Olathe locations, and phone interviews with staff (as required by university degree programs).

If you would like to request a free presentation by, or an interview with, one of our subject matter experts or a tour of our facilities for the purpose of completing your post-secondary education; please visit the presentation and tour request page

Education & Outreach

In an effort to develop transformational public health professionals or Chief Health Strategists, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) offers unpaid internships free presentations to the community in a variety of subjects that contribute to the work of public health.

Interns will uphold the Core Competencies essential to Johnson County employees (accountability, communication, customer focus and public relations, initiative, safety, and teamwork) and the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals developed by The Council of Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/pages/core_public_health_competencies.aspx.) A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required for placement within our department. Space is limited.

Presentations are provided by our experienced staff for the purpose of engaging partners across multiple sectors to generate collective impact within our community. Phone interviews can also be scheduled for added flexibility and will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, information sessions/tours of our (Olathe-based) facilities can be provided for you to learn more about JCDHE programs and services.

A brief list of our programs and services are listed below by division. Please refer to our detailed list to better assist you in your search to find the right fit for your needs.

  • Child Care Licensing: licensure of child care facilities and school inspections.
  • Community Health: chronic disease prevention, nurse family partnership, outreach nurse program, targeted case management, Safe Kids Johnson County, sexual violence prevention, WIC, and food policy.
  • Health Services: disease containment, immunizations, women's/men's health, prenatal services, labs, and public health emergencies.
  • Environmental Health: air quality, household hazardous waste, on-site wastewater treatment, pools, recycling, and solid waste.
  • Strategic Planning: accreditation, quality improvement/innovations, epidemiology, and workforce development.
  • Medical Examiner’s Office: NA
  • Business Operations: NA

Request Forms:

  1. Student Request Form
  2. Instructor Request Form (for student placement)
  3. Presentation Tour Interview Request Form

Contact Us: For additional questions, please e-mail the Education Coordinator.

Graduates

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required for placement within our department. Space is limited. We currently have an MOU with the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. If we do not have a MOU with your school, please complete the Instructor Request Form to get started.

Contact Us: For additional questions, please e-mail the Education Coordinator at kira.king@jocogov.org or call (913) 477-8337.

Helpful Links & FAQs

Health Literacy

  1. AMA Health Literacy video (23:00 mins)
  2. AMA Health literacy video (4:31 mins)
  3. Health Literacy (6:00 mins)
  4. Health Literacy Basics for Health Professionals (6:00 mins)
  5. Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion - Extended Video (11:02)
  6. Health Literacy Fun with Wayne State & DMC (2:40) mins)
  7. IOM Health Literacy Video (3:27 mins)

JCDHE

  1. Barbie and The Hulk Make a Household Hazardous Waste Appointment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HawidB5ES0
  2. Hop to it! JoCo Recycles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXaI5MqzK5U
  3. Outreach Nurse Program for Senior Adults: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYdkGlPpj-4
  4. Better Worlds Start with Great Mothers. And Great Mothers Start with Us.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn8V784A6tE&feature=youtu.be
  5. WIC Community Garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7QUe29LsVM&list=PLK8hayo6EwQ4GvU4S8l78yfroeh0dIaN4
  6. eWIC card now available in Johnson County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGmK5X4mvzg
  7. Live Well Johnson County: http://livewell.jocogov.org/
  8. Johnson County's Public Health Emergency Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWVfLpwEb10&feature=youtu.be
  9. My Resource Connection: https://ims.jocogov.org/rc/default.aspx

Other

  1. This is Public Health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpu42LmLo4U
  2. A Tale of Two Zip Codes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu7d0BMRt0o
  3. KS-TRAIN: https://www.train.org/ks/home
  4. Public Health Foundation: http://www.phf.org/Pages/default.aspx

Current Contracts

  1. Des Moines University, Master of Public Health
  2. Emporia State University
  3. George Washington University, Milken Institute, School of Public Health
  4. Iowa State University, Dietetics
  5. Johnson County Community College, Student Affiliation
  6. Kansas State University, Dietetic Program
  7. Kansas State University, Masters of Public Health
  8. Maryville University, Online Nursing Program
  9. Mid-America Nazarene University, School of Nursing & Health Sciences
  10. Park University, Early Childhood Education
  11. Park University, Master of Healthcare Administration
  12. St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing
  13. University of Central Missouri, School of Nursing
  14. University of Central Missouri, School of Environment, Physical, & Applied Sciences
  15. University of Kansas, Dietetic/Nutrition
  16. University of Kansas, HSES
  17. University of Kansas, School of Nursing
  18. University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare
  19. University of Kansas, Preventive Medicine
  20. University of Missouri KC, School of Nursing & Health Studies
  21. University of Missouri KC, Geosciences
  22. Don’t see your School listed here? Ask us!

Contact Us: For additional questions, please e-mail the Education Coordinator at kira.king@jocogov.org or call (913) 477-8337.

High School Seniors

Our team of experts are currently planning/piloting Public Health programs with Olathe 21st Century Academies and Blue Valley CAPS. If you would like to get your school district involved, sign up today! The implementation process may take 3 to 4 months.  If we do not have a MOU with your school, please complete the Instructor Request Form to get started. 

Contact Us: For additional questions, please e-mail the Education Coordinator at kira.king@jocogov.org or call (913) 477-8337.

Undergraduates

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required for placement within our department. Space is limited. We currently have an MOU with the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. If we do not have a MOU with your school, please complete the Instructor Request Form to get started. 

Contact Us: For additional questions, please e-mail the Education Coordinator at kira.king@jocogov.org or call (913) 477-8337.

Student Internship Request

Please refer to the application period in your desired program before submitting this request. Contact Us: For additional questions, please e-mail the Education Coordinator at kira.king@jocogov.org or call (913) 477-8337.

Contact Information
Program Preference

1. Child Care Licensing
2. Environmental Health
3. Strategic Planning, Population Health Epidemiology (master’s only)
4. Strategic Planning, Workforce Development
5. Health Clinic
6. Health Clinic, Social Work
7. Health Services, Epidemiology/Disease Investigation
8. Community Health, General
9. Community Health, Outreach Nurse Program
10. Community Health, Social Work
11. Community Health, Dietetics (WIC)

Select the programs for which you are requesting interviews: select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices.
Internship Requirements (availability)