- THINGS TO SEE AND DO
- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Empowering a Healthy Community
Lougene Marsh, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, explains how public health efforts create a healthier community.
Making a Difference - Program to prevent teen pregnancy and STDs
Making a Difference is a free program that includes age-appropriate material to address self-esteem, peer pressure, puberty, abstinence, sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy and making responsible decisions. Free dinner is included and each student receives a $10 gift card for...
Dangerous Household Look-alikes
Many everyday items found in the home can be dangerous look alikes for youngsters. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment shows you the dangers of look alikes and how to safety proof your home.
Proper Hand Washing
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment shows the proper way to wash hands to avoid illness.
Eating Healthy in the Workplace
Making healthy food choices can be a challenge. Get tips from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's healthy food expert on how to make the right choice the easy choice.
Protecting You While You're on the Move
Safe Kids Johnson County gives helpful tips to parents and child care providers about transporting children safely in vehicles.
The JO Xpress: bus on shoulder service
In January 2012, Johnson County Transit (JCT) will start running The JO Xpress, an enhanced bus service along I-35 linking Johnson County with downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Bus service currently runs along I-35, but this enhanced bus service will feature Bus on Shoulder (BOS) operations...
Set for the Storm
The "Set for the Storm" program was developed by Rachel Norris a local Girl Scout as part of her Gold Award, which is the highest award that a Girl Scout 14-18 may earn. According to the Girl Scouts, "someone once described the Girl Scout Gold Award as being "what you...
Faces of Johnson County: Mikel from Olathe
In support of National Preparedness Month, Johnson County Emergency Management & Homeland Security has started a new campaign called "Faces of Johnson County". This campaign is designed to allow real people, businesses, and community organizations to discuss the benefits and...
Welcome to 6 by 6 Ready to Read
What is 6 by 6? It's the Library's early literacy program. This program emphasizes the six skills that parents and caregivers can help children develop before they learn to read, at about the age of 6.
The JO - Bucks Bus
'Bucks Bus' is a promotional program The JO is sponsoring. It is a game show designed to be played on the bus, hosted by Randy Miller, where riders answer trivia questions and win real cash! Check it out and see how much these riders won! Future shows are being planned, so stay tuned...
Preparedness Partner Profile: Johnson County Sheriff
Johnson County Emergency Management & Homeland Security profiles the Johnson County Sheriff's Office role as a partner in keeping Johnson County safe and prepared for all hazards and emergencies. The video will highlight the vehicle equipment available to local law enforcement.
Johnson County Sheriff's Recruitment Video
Your future is here at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.
NOAA All-Hazard Weather Radio
Adam Crowe (Assistant Director of Community Preparedness) describes how easy it is to setup a NOAA All-Hazard Weather Radio as part of your individual or family preparedness plan.
Behind the Scenes: A Simulated Severe Weather Event
Have you ever wondered what emergency response happens during a severe weather event? This simulated event shows the sequence of events that may happen if Johnson County is under a severe weather risk.
Visit the National Weather Service (NWS) Office
The National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, is one of Johnson County Emergency Management's critical community partners when it comes to preparing for and responding to severe weather threats in our area.