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Conferences & Workshops

Teen Vaping: Prevalence, Concerns and Solutions

Teen vaping has reached epidemic levels. Join Johnson County stakeholders in an important community presentation about the concerning trend of vaping and JUUL, local responses and best practices.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

Sunset Drive Office Building

11811 S. Sunset Drive Olathe, KS 66061


Speakers and panel members include:

Kevin Kufeldt, LCPC, LCAC,  Johnson County Mental Health Center

Nicole Nollen, PhD, MPH, University of Kansas, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Tracy Russell, American Heart Association

Ian Atwood, Counter Tools

Jordan Roberts, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Johnson County Teen Task Force Teens

School Panel: Tim Brady, Olathe Public Schools, Mike Sullivan, St. Thomas Aquinas, Johnson County Teen Task Force Teens


RSVP to jcmhcevents@jocogov.org or 913-715-7880

Comprehensive Care of Patients with TB and Their Contacts - October 29-November 1, 2018

The goal of this training is to provide a comprehensive training experience covering skills essential for the TB contact investigator and/or nurse case manager managing contact investigations and/or care of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis. This course is intended for TB contact investigators, nurses, correctional health, and other public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and their contacts.

There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required by October 15, 2018. Click here to register for this event in Topeka, Kan. 

Criminal-Epidemiological Investigation Course - April 30-May 1, 2019

Police escort through streetThe Problem

With rapid scientific advances in capability, knowledge and accessibility, there are also increased opportunities for intentional misuse of biological material for nefarious purposes. An intentional release of a pathogen may initially be difficult to discern from a natural outbreak, resulting in separate law enforcement and public health investigations.

The Solution

By working together, public health and law enforcement can achieve their separate, but often overlapping, objectives of determining if the outbreak is intentional or natural, and protecting public health and safety. This two-day course at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in Overland Park, Kan. brings together the expertise of both of these disciplines to share knowledge and increase interoperability.

Registration for this event will begin in early 2019. There is no cost to attend. 

Upcoming Events

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Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:30am

Volunteer in the WIC Community Garden

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:30am

Johnson County Food Policy Council Meeting

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:00am

Walk-in Health Clinic Hours

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 7:30am

Volunteer in the WIC Community Garden

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:00am

Walk-in Health Clinic Hours