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Go Green this Holiday Season- Recycle your lights & more

This holiday season there are several ways that you and your family can go green. Whether it is purchasing a native Cedar Christmas tree or recycling your broken holiday lights; programs around Johnson County and Kansas City offer the opportunity to green your holidays.

Recycle your holiday lights: Southwest Enterprises will be collecting your old holiday lights at participating locations from November 14th through January 16th. They will be accepting any Christmas tree lights, shatterproof plastic bulb ornatments, tree toppers, and Christmas tree bags. They also accept donations. For more information.

Get a native Cedar Christmas tree. Join Bridging The Gap, KC WildLands, and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Saturday December 12th from 10am-3pm at Mildale Farm, located at 35250 W. 199th St. Edgerton, KS 66021. This event offers the public an opporutinty to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays, plus they smell great!! 

Health insurance enrollment event takes place Dec. 7 in Olathe

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is hosting a health insurance enrollment event to assist Kansans in enrolling in health care plans.

The event will be held Dec. 7 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, Room 1055. The Health Partnership Clinic and El Centro are co-sponsoring this event.

Certified HealthCare.gov navigators will be available to help individuals and families renew their existing coverage or find plans that meet their health and financial needs.

In order to enroll, individuals must bring the following items:

  • An active email address and password
  • Birth dates and social security numbers for everyone in household
  • 2016 projected income
  • Tax information (W-2, 2014 tax return, pay stubs, self-employment records)
  • Immigration documents
  • Any info about employer offered coverage

If you have any questions, please call 913-826-1239 or 913-826-1974 to speak to a health navigator.

JCDHE wins Local Health Department of the Year

Out of the 105 local health departments in Kansas, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has earned the prestigious title of “Local Health Department of the Year” from the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD). This award recognizes health departments that have made a significant contribution to the public health system at the local level. Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert and JCDHE Director Lougene Marsh accepted the award at the KALHD annual awards luncheon in Wichita, Kan. on Nov. 4. More information is available in our news release.

Immunization Clinics Closed Nov. 13, 2015

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Immunization Clinics in Olathe and Mission will be closed on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Other walk-in services, family planning and prenatal appointments will still be available. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

It's time to get covered!

Millions of Americans count on HealthCare.gov for quality and affordable health coverage. If you or someone you care about needs health insurance, you should know that Open Enrollment for 2016 coverage runs from Nov. 1, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2016. Eight out of 10 people who enrolled in health coverage through HealthCare.gov qualified for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable. In fact, most people can find health insurance plans available for $75 or less per month. Learn about options available in your area by visiting HealthCare.gov or call us at 913-826-1200 and ask to speak with a Patient Navigator.

Recycle Your Lawn this Fall

Recycle your lawn this fall with Johnson County Health and Environment. Not only do grass clippings and leaves help retain moisture, they also return much needed nutrients back into the soil. Research recommends that you mulch your leaves and grrass clippings using a mulching mower. By "grass-cycling" properly your lawn will look great and you can save money on fertilizing. For more information on how you can recycle your lawn by mulch mowing or composting check out our Yard Waste & Composting Page.

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