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If you are a member of the media and have a question or would like to schedule an interview, please call our media line at (913) 477-8436. This number is for media only and is answered by the JCDHE public information staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Press Releases 2016

December 2 JCDHE Offers Health Insurance Enrollment Event
November 10 America Recycles Day Events in Downtown Overland Park
October 3 Safe Kids Johnson County Celebrates International Walk to School Day
September 21 Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check-ups
August 1 Travelers can reduce the risk of local Zika virus transmission by preventing mosquito bites
July 29 Child Care Business Information Fair
June 23 Buckle Up Car Seat Event
June 18 Zika Virus confirmed in Johnson County
June 3 play safe! be safe! Fire Safety Workshop
May 6 JCDHE and Hy-Vee Partner to Offer Healthy Meal Kits 
March 29 New Food Policy Council aims to expand access to healthy foods for all of Johnson County (courtesy of the Johnson County Manager's Office)
March 16 Healthy lifestyle, good medical care keep Johnson County at the top of Rankings
February 11 JCDHE norovirus investigation confirms two additional cases; all testing complete
February 6 JCDHE confirms one case of Norovirus
February 2 JCDHE investigating illness at Overland Park restaurant
January 20 Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check-ups
January 19 JCDHE Closes at 5 p.m. Tonight Due to Weather
January 6 JCDHE Offers Health Insurance Enrollment Events before Jan. 31 Deadline

Press Releases 2015

December 3 JCDHE Offers Health Insurance Enrollment Event
October 6 Safe Kids Johnson County Celebrates Walk to School Day
September 30 JCDHE to conduct a community health survey
September 17 Safe Kids Johnson County celebrates Child Passenger Safety Week with a free car seat safety check
September 2 Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check on Sept. 4
August 21 Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste Program will now recycle paint cans
August 20 Cryptosporidiosis reported in Johnson County
June 22 Johnson County Libraries Available as Cooling Centers
June 2 Meningitis Case Confirmation
May 18 Healthy swimming habits at pools and lakes are necessary to prevent illness
May 8 Results of May 5th TB testing at Olathe Northwest High School
April 14 Results of TB testing at Olathe Northwest High School
April 1 Health officials continue tuberculosis investigation at Olathe Northwest High School
March 25 Johnson County maintains ranking as one of the healthiest in Kansas
March 18 Additional TB infection cases identified at Olathe Northwest High School
March 9 Electronic Waste Recycling and Household Hazardous Materials Recycling Event
March 4 Case of Active Tuberculosis Identified at Olathe Northwest High School
February 5 Event in Johnson County offers last minute help to secure health insurance
January 8 Flu hits elderly, the young the hardest
January 5 Johnson County Libraries available as warming centers

Press Releases 2014

December 4 Johnson County WIC Community Garden receives award for advancing sustainability
November 14 Johnson County Libraries Available as Warming Centers
October 7 Safe Kids Johnson County Celebrates International Walk to School Day
October 6 Johnson County Hosts Last Electronic Recycling Event of 2014 in October
September 24 Free Car Seat Inspections
September 18 Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check on Sept. 20
August 15 Skateboard Jam Event August 23
August 4 JCDHE and Partners Exercise Public Health Emergency Plans
July 29 Heat Stroke Safety
July 10 Safe Kids Johnson County offers free car seat safety check on July 12
June 23 JCDHE is first in Kansas to receive accreditation
June 6 Measles Cases Confirmed in Johnson County
April 25 Safe Kids Johnson County Helmet Head Bike Rodeo on April 27
March 27
March 26
January 24 JCDHE offers more appointments, convenience for clients
January
January 2

Press Releases 2013

November 23
November 6
November 1
October 16
October 7
September 17
August 15
July 18
July 1
June 25
May 30
May 23
May 9
May 8
May 2
March 29
March 20

Press Releases 2012

November 5
November 2
October 25
October 11
September 28
September 14
September 4
August 30
August 22
August 1
July 13
June 18
May 31
May 1
April 19
April 2
March 1
February 1
February 1