- THINGS TO SEE AND DO
- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Frequently Asked Questions - Health & Human Services
I am trying to get to the caseworker resource center collaborating for Client Success webpage but I am lost. I need to pull up resources for my clients
Contact Steve Yoder, at 913-715-2102 concerning access to the Caseworker Resource Center (CRC) site.
Johnson County Human Services department has an online Accessibility Directory (see: http://hsa.jocogov.org/accessibility/Accessibility%20Directory/access_tableofcontents.shtml) The Accessibility Directory) provides a list of shelters under a link titled "Homeless Resources". The directory provides resource names, addresses and phone numbers.
You can contact the Human Services department by phone at: 913-715-8800 or online at http://hsa.jocogov.org/ -- check out the "Quick Links" on the right hand side of the page.
According to www.drugstore.com, the best and easiest way to dispose of leftover or expired medicines has been to flush them down the toilet. Which guarantees that children and pets can't eat them. However, trace amounts of medicines have been found in some water supplies so it is best to try to take expired medications to either a pharmacy or hazardous waste source for proper disposal. An alternate suggestion would be to ask your pharmacist.
Can you provide a resource web address where I can check out potential help regarding a diagnosis of cancer.
The National Cancer Institute is a service that provides resources based on specific types of cancer and how the cancer is treated; research to support the treatment and assistance in finding doctors to fit the patient's need. Their web address is: www.cancer.gov.
Following are local health care organizations that may be able to assist in determining the best treatment for your friend’s diagnosis:
• www.kccancercenter.com (KC Cancer Center (Overland Park) is partnered with the University of Kansas Cancer Center
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas Cancer Registry
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160-7313
Additional choices may be found by accessing www.jocohealth.org for more service providers. This information is provided by Johnson County through its library system.
Please note: These websites are not provided as recommendations, preferences or as organizations approved by Johnson County government; neither is it an exhaustive list of agencies or medical care facilities available in the area. They are merely organizations that may provide the type of care referenced in your question, and may be helpful to you as you begin your search.
The County does not have a food testing facility. However, you may contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment or the FDA. An additional source of information may be the K-State Extension office at 715-7000.