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Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy testing is available during walk-in clinic hours in Olathe and Mission. During high volume times, we may need to temporarily suspend our walk-in services. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is not a primary care provider. If you need medical treatment, please call your health care provider or the Health Partnership Clinic at 913-648-2266.

Olathe Pregnancy Testing Hours

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday - CLOSED
  • Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mission Pregnancy Testing Hours

  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - CLOSED
  • Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - CLOSED

Family Planning Services

For assistance with family planning and pregnancy-related issues, including contraception, please click here.

Paying for Services

No one is denied service due to inability to pay. Client accounts may be subject to collections if not paid.

JCDHE is a KanCare provider for all managed care organizations: Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Sunflower and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. JCDHE also accepts private insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Cigna, Coventry, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. We do not take insurance from Coventry Advantra or Humana Gold Plus. Many of the services JCDHE offers are covered by insurance; check your health benefit plan to confirm coverage for payment of services.

JCDHE also accepts cash, check, credit or debit card as payment for clients who are without insurance or who carry other insurance plans.

Postpartum Services

Postpartum Visits (Outreach Nurse Program)

Registered Nurses are available for in-home, office or community site visits with new mothers and infants who live in Johnson County. Nurses provide:

  • Physical/social assessment
  • Assistance with blood pressure monitoring and infant weight checks
  • Education/counseling

Call (913) 826-1228 for more information or to schedule a visit with a nurse. Proof of Johnson County residency is required.

Click here for a list of services that Outreach Nurses provide.

 

Physical Exams

Adults needing a physical exam may receive one during walk-in clinic hours. During high volume times, we may need to temporarily suspend our walk-in services. For more information, call 913-826-1200. If your child/adolescent needs a physical exam for school, sports or camp, please contact your health care provider or the Health Partnership Clinic at 913-648-2266.

Adult Physical Exams

Nurse Practitioners/Registered Nurses provide adult physical exams for:

  • Teachers and school district employees in Kansas
  • Child care providers in Kansas
  • Foster and adoptive parents in Kansas

KDHE Certificate of Health Assessment (K.A.R. 28-4-126(b)(1) requires each person regularly caring for children to have a health assessment completed by a licensed physician or by a nurse trained to perform health assessments) 

Olathe Physical Exam Hours

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday - CLOSED
  • Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mission Physical Exam Hours

  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - CLOSED
  • Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - CLOSED

Exam Fee

$60. Payment required the same day as exam. Cash, check or major credit card is accepted. There is no sliding scale or partial payment option for this service. 

Nurse-Family Partnership

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Nurse-Family Partnership is a FREE nurse-led home visitation program, offered by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. First-time mothers are paired with a nurse home visitor. The mother-to-be and her nurse meet regularly through her pregnancy, the birth of her newborn, until the child turns two. The nurse home visitor provides support, encouragement and guidance. 

Any woman can enroll in the FREE Nurse-Family Partnership program who:

  • Lives in Johnson County, Kansas
  • Will be parenting her first child
  • Is pregnant 28 weeks or less
  • Meets income requirements 
     

Call 913-826-1228  for more information and to enroll. Or you can submit your information and we will contact you.

 

 English Form                                                  Formulario de Precalificación

 

 

A nurse supports first-time moms to:

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  • Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
  • Become the best mom she can be.
  • Learn about breastfeeding, child development and safety practices that allow first-time moms to build their confidence.
  • Get referrals for childcare, healthcare, job training and other support services in our community.
  • Follow their dreams for the future.

 

What NFP moms have said:

“My nurse helped me organize my life and thoughts. I appreciate her standing by me through the difficult time of transition.” – Julianna M.

“I love this program. It made such an important, positive impact on my life. I will never forget my nurse or the wonderful things she did for me and my family.” – Anonymous

“I was 17 and pregnant with my first child. Because of their support and counseling, I sought prenatal care and learned about breastfeeding. I stayed in school. They gave me a chance to dream and taught me I didn't have to be a statistic. I graduated from college in the top ten of my nursing class with my BSN.” – Anonymous

“My nurses were experts at what they did. Any question I had, they had the answer or helped me find a solution.” – Shoustone
 

Local Food Development

Harvesting a Growing Economy

Consumers in Johnson County want to purchase locally-grown food products, yet we have a $177 million unmet demand for local food in our region. Johnson County is well positioned to support this rising demand by advancing our local food economy.

The Rising Demand for Local Food 

  • In 2015, local food sales totaled $8.7 billion in the United States. This showed a twofold increase in local food sales from 2008.
  • Data shows that farmers who sell into local markets are more likely to “survive” than other farming & ranching operators.
  • Johnson County accounts for 27% of the unmet demand for local food in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The Benefits of Local Food

Economic Benefits

Buying locally-grown food keeps a greater proportion—25% more—of every food dollar in the local economy ($.65 vs $.40, respectively). This helps farmers grow their business, enables them to expand their employment of local farm laborers, and helps prevent the loss of agricultural land in Johnson and surrounding counties. 

Health Benefits

The amount of time between harvest and consumption of many fruits and vegetables affects its nutrient content and composition. When locally-grown food is consumed within a shorter harvest-to-consumption timeframe, it retains more of its nutritional value. Research also hows that buying local is correlated with a higher consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Meeting the Need Through Local Agriculture

1.  Only 101 of our 91,000 farm acres currently grow fruits and/or vegetables 2.  A significant amount of our land (45%) is zoned for agricultural purposes. 3.  Proximity to farmers markets and other urban core positions us well for food distribution 4.  243 farms in our country each profited less than $2,500 in 2012 5.  The average age of farmers in our country is 60.02 years old.

Labor shortages, land access, the age of farmers, and farm profitability are all challenges in our county.

Further Assessment is needed

Johnson County Food Policy Council will conduct a food policy audit of Johnson County policies at county government, city government and institutional levels that affect the production, sourcing, purchasing and consumption of local food.  Policy support ensures our agriculture land is profitable for farmers while still meeting local needs.


PREPARE what you can eat, SAVE what you don't!

Save the Food Johnson County - the Johnson County Food Policy Council (FPC) is teaming up with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Ad Council to launch their national public service campaign SAVE THE FOOD that aims to combat wasted food from its largest source - consumers - by raising awareness and changing behavior.

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Johnson County Influenza Surveillance Reports

Kansas regulations do not require health care providers to notify the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment when a patient is diagnosed with influenza. Instead influenza activity is voluntarily reported to JCDHE by family practices, emergency departments, student health centers, pediatric offices and other healthcare providers in Johnson County. Providers may use this form to report their influenza activity to JCDHE.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) also provides weekly influenza surveillance reports for the state of Kansas and the Kansas Influenza Surveillance 2018-2019 report. 

If you need reports from previous years, please send your request in an email to jcdhe@jocogov.org.

Immunizations

Clients 18 years and younger with private health insurance are required to provide documentation of immunization coverage. All immunizations are given on a walk-in basis. Immunization prices can be found on the Fees page. Immunization questions? Call 913-826-1261 and leave a message. If you need a copy of your immunization records, call 913-826-1200 or send your request to MedicalRecords-DHE@jocogov.org.

What to Bring with You

  • Your or your child's immunization record
  • Insurance card

Immunization Clinic Hours (Olathe & Mission):

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Mission - CLOSED
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Mission - CLOSED
  • Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Mission - CLOSED

During high volume times, we may need to temporarily suspend our walk-in immunization service. 

Clients may pay for vaccines out-of-pocket or bill to insurance. JCDHE is a KanCare provider for all managed care organizations: Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Sunflower and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. JCDHE also accepts private insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Cigna, Coventry, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. We do not take insurance from Coventry Advantra or Humana Gold Plus. Many of the services JCDHE offers are covered by insurance; check your health benefit plan to confirm coverage for payment of services.

JCDHE is a Vaccines for Children  Program (VFC) provider. The program provides free vaccines to children age 18 and younger with an administration fee. Find out if your child is eligible for the VFC program.

We accept cash, check, credit or debit card as payment for clients who do not meet criteria, are without insurance or who carry other insurance plans.

Private pay immunizations have to be paid at the time of service. Price is subject to change based on the cost of the vaccine.

Types of Immunizations Available

School Required Immunizations

Parents/guardians are urged to make school vaccinations a priority for school-aged children. Our walk-in immunization clinics get busier as school enrollment approaches, so getting children vaccinated early will save time. Vaccines protect children against infections that can be deadly or cause problems such as blindness and hearing loss.

Immunization Consent Form

A written consent form is required for all immunizations. A parent or guardian must provide a written consent form for children under 18. Please bring child's current immunization record to the visit.

Immunization Fees

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is not a primary care provider. If you need medical treatment, please call your health care provider or the Health Partnership Clinic at 913-648-2266.

If you need a copy of your medical records, please complete the Release of Information Authorization (English) or Autorización de Divulgación de Información (Español) form and return to us. If you need a copy of your immunization records, call 913-826-1200 or send your request to MedicalRecords-DHE@jocogov.org.

Clients may pay for vaccines out-of-pocket or bill to insurance. JCDHE is a KanCare provider for all managed care organizations: Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Sunflower and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. JCDHE also accepts private insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Cigna, Coventry, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. We do not take insurance from Coventry Advantra or Humana Gold Plus. Many of the services JCDHE offers are covered by insurance; check your health benefit plan to confirm coverage for payment of services.

JCDHE is a Vaccines for Children  Program (VFC) provider. The program provides free vaccines to children age 18 and younger with an administration fee. Find out if your child is eligible for the VFC program.

We accept cash, check, credit or debit card as payment for clients who do not meet criteria, are without insurance or who carry other insurance plans.

Private pay immunizations have to be paid at the time of service. Price is subject to change based on the cost of the vaccine.

What to Bring with You

  • Your or your child's immunization record
  • Insurance card

Immunizations:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella), $144
  • DTaP - Pediatric, $40
  • Hepatitis A - Adult/Pediatric (age 18 & under), $80/$50 (per dose, 2-dose series)
  • Hepatitis B - Adult/Pediatric (age 19 & under), $77/$43 (per dose, 3-dose series)
  • Hib, $43
  • HPV (Gardasil) 9, $240 (per dose, 2- or 3-dose series depending on age)
  • Influenza (Seasonal Flu)
  • Kinrix, $69
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella, $89
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella/Varicella (ProQuad), $220
  • Meningitis: Menomune/Menactra, $136
  • Meningitis B: Trumenba, $159 (per dose, 2-dose series)
  • Pediarix, $95 (per dose)
  • Pentacel, $95 (per dose)
  • Pneumo 13 (Prevnar 13), $209
  • Pneumococcal (Pneumovax 23), $99
  • Polio, $41
  • Rotavirus, $140
  • Shingles (Shingrix, age 50+), $172 (per dose, 2-dose series) - Call for availability
  • Tdap/Tetanus-diphtheria, $53/$52
  • Typhoid Vi, $125
  • Oral Typhoid Prescription, $10

Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and Reading:

$46 (at time of administration)

TB Blood Test (T-Spot):

$160 per test

Immunization Consent Form

A written consent form is required for all immunizations. A parent or guardian must provide a written consent form for children under 18. Please bring child's current immunization record to the visit.

Hunger Free Healthcare

JOHNSON COUNTY is served by several large healthcare organizations with innumerable clinics, hundreds of healthcare providers and several safety net organizations. Even with such a robust network of organizations and programs aimed at addressing the food insecurity problem, the need for healthy, affordable food is still challenging. 

Addressing SDOH’s Are Important in Addressing Food Insecurity

As healthcare delivery moves towards a population health paradigm they are recognizing the significance of addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). SDOH’s are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Research shows only a portion of health can be attributed to medical/clinical care.

To improve the health of the communities they serve, hospitals must recognize and address the behavioral, socio-economic and environmental factors that contribute to health and how it affects food insecurity of our community.

FOOD INSECURITY refers to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s measure  of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.

Healthcare Systems Should Get Involved

  • Food insecurity is a social determinate of health.
  • Hunger is associated with serious medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and poverty-related obesity. 
  • Left untreated, hunger will undermine a patient’s health and contribute to the onset – or worsening –of disease that can lead to an increase in hospital readmissions and medical treatments.
  • Hunger increases the cost of health care in both children and the elderly.

Healthcare Systems Can Affect Healthy Food Access 

  • Operate federal nutrition and food assistance programs.
  • Conduct outreach and eligibility screening for nutrition assistance programs.
  • Connect patients with food/nutrition resources.
  • Offer access to fresh produce through on-site gardens and farmers' markets.
  • Teach nutrition education and cooking demonstrations.

TAKE ACTION

  1. Screen patients for hunger and food insecurity by integrating the Children's HealthWatch Hunger Vital Sign™, a two-question screening tool based on the U.S. Household Food Security Scale, as part of annual population health surveys given to children and adults at clinical and hospital visits.
  2. Educate and train leaders and staff on food insecurity and the importance of universal screening. Include corporate food insecurity screening in the institutional workflow.
  3. Collect data to inform programming and public policy regarding the health impact of food insecurity.

PREPARE what you can eat, SAVE what you don't!

Save the Food Johnson County - the Johnson County Food Policy Council (FPC) is teaming up with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Ad Council to launch their national public service campaign SAVE THE FOOD that aims to combat wasted food from its largest source - consumers - by raising awareness and changing behavior.

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HIV Testing

HIV testing is available at both the Olathe and Mission walk-in clinics. During high volume times, we may need to temporarily suspend our walk-in services. 

Olathe HIV Testing Hours

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday - CLOSED
  • Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mission HIV Testing Hours

  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - CLOSED
  • Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - CLOSED

Resources

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • www.kdheks.gov - Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • https://gettested.cdc.gov/ - FAQs about HIV/AIDS and a search tool for finding local testing locations, sponsored by the CDC
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health - Learn what the CDC is doing to protect the health of LGBT
  • www.iwannaknow.org - Information for young people about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sponsored by the American Social Health Association
  • www.rainn.org - Informational resources and an online hotline specializing in sexual assault, sponsored by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
  • https://powertodecide.org/ - Informational resources and community activities to help prevent teen and unintended pregnancy, sponsored by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancy
  • www.teenshealth.org - Information, FAQs and an “ask the experts” feature for teens about health issues, including sexual health, sponsored by Nemours Foundation

Hotlines

  • CDC-INFO: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) | TTY 1-888-232-6348 - Available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST, in English and Spanish; counselors available to answer questions about personal health issues, including HIV and other STDs; online zip code tool for finding local HIV and STD testing locations also available at https://gettested.cdc.gov/. You can also send questions via email. Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | TTY 1-800-787-3224 - Available 24 hours a day, every day, in English and Spanish; victims and anyone calling on their behalf can provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Live chat is available online. 
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) - Free, confidential help available 24 hours a day, every day. Live chat is available online. Sponsored by the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN).

Growing Food We Eat

The Benefits of Gardening at home:

1. PHYSICAL HEALTH

Food consumed closer
to its harvest date is
more nutrient dense.
Gardening helps youth
and adults meet recommended physical
activity levels.

2.  CHOICE

Food grown at
home have a more
controlled level
of fertilizers and
pesticides, if any.

3.  YOUTH

Youth who garden
are likely to eat more
vegetables, learn
translatable academic
skills, and share quality
outdoor time with
their family. 

4.  ECONOMICS

Youth who garden
are likely to eat more
vegetables, learn
translatable academic
skills, and share quality
outdoor time with
their family. 

HOME GARDENING benefits you and your family, our society and community, and our environment.

HOME GARDENS TAKE MANY FORMS come in an array of styles, types and sizes, and may be located anywhere from walls to roofs, patios and backyards. Important factors to consider when planning your home garden include sunlight, water, convenience (or nearness to home), air, drainage and soil.

Johnson County has potential to grow food in over 233,000 homes. 

Resources for Learning How to Grow at Home

  • Garden with recommended fruit and vegetable varieties which have been proven to produce. Johnson County K-State Research and Extension has the practical information needed for success. Crop specific fact sheets, educational classes, and experts ready to answer your fruit and vegetable questions. Just contact the gardening hotline at garden.help@jocogov.org or 913-715-7050 or on the web at https://www.johnson.k-state.edu/.
  • Learn to grow food in your garden or on a small farm at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) using sustainable practices. They offer individual classes as well as a certificate program, for more information visit, https://www.jccc.edu/ and search “sustainable agriculture”.
  • Attend a free garden workshop at the Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) or visit https://kccg.org/ for instructional materials on low cost gardening, composting, watering and more
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Having clear and concise guidelines around gardening can help clear-up confusion and misconception among homeowners of HOA gardening restrictions

 

Recommendations for Gardening at Home

  1. Ask your HOA for a copy of their by-laws and restrictions

    • Getting a copy of your HOA by-laws and restrictions is the first step in understanding what you are allowed to do in your yard. If your HOA does not provide you with access to their by-laws and restrictions, or if you need help creating by-laws, contact the FPC.
  2. Understand your city’s gardening codes and ordinances

    • Codes and ordinances can be confusing or highly dependent upon your property, zoning and lot location/size. Call your city’s zoning department for the clearest guidelines that affect your personal land restrictions.
    • • Make sure you are gardening on your property. For example, if a piece of land on your property falls within an easement or utility line, it can be subject to disruption or removal

PREPARE what you can eat, SAVE what you don't!

Save the Food Johnson County - the Johnson County Food Policy Council (FPC) is teaming up with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Ad Council to launch their national public service campaign SAVE THE FOOD that aims to combat wasted food from its largest source - consumers - by raising awareness and changing behavior. 

 

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Forms & Reports

Report a Communicable Disease

  • Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm -- Call (913) 826-1303
  • After hours and weekends - Call (877) 427-7317 (Kansas Department of Health and Environment)
  • Fax completed disease form to (913) 826-1300
  • Complete and submit a disease report online

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Healthcare providers should immediately notify infection control at their health care facility and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) at 1-877-427-7317 if they have a patient under investigation for COVID-19. KDHE is coordinating all testing for COVID-19.

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals (CDC)

Kansas Infection Prevention and Control Considerations (Jan. 29, 2020)

Kansas Specimen Collection and Submission Guidelines (Jan. 29, 2020)

Report a Food-related Illness or Complaint

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture work cooperatively to investigate foodborne illness outbreaks in Kansas.

Report a Lodging Complaint

The Kansas Department of Agriculture investigates all lodging complaints in Kansas. Submit a lodging complaint online, send an email to kda.fsl@ks.gov or call (785) 564-6767.

Disease Reporting Forms (for health care providers, hospitals and laboratories)

Johnson County Disease Reports

Food Waste Solutions

40% OF FOOD PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES IS NEVER EATEN

  • U.S. households waste an estimated 76 billion pounds of food, or 238 pounds of food per person annually.
  • This costs $450 per person, or $1,800 per year for a household of four.

THIS IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST FOOD

It’s about how our food system uses a considerable amount of our resources. Wasted food translates to $218 billion lost. The financial cost of food waste is greatest for consumers since they pay retail prices for food.

Johnson County Landfill

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Food is a major contributor to the waste going into area landfills. A 2016 study of landfill waste calculated that 23% of Johnson County waste is food. We want a community where people and animals are fed before landfills.

How we shop and eat makes a difference

  • Households are responsible for the largest portion of all food waste
  • Because it has undergone more transport, storage, and often cooking, throwing food away at the consumer level has a larger resource footprint than at any other point of the food chain.
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Why Do We Waste?
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What You Can Do at Home
  • Consumers’ lack of awareness and information
  • Confusion over date labels
  • Poor storage
  • Poor planning
  • Impulse and bulk purchases
  • Overproduction
  • Shop wisely, plan meals, use shopping lists, purchase accurate quantities, and avoid impulse buys.
  • Interpret date labels as estimates of top quality rather than end dates for safety.
  • Prepare appropriate amounts of food and save leftovers.
  • Freeze food before it spoils, including milk, cheese, eggs, and meat.

PREPARE what you can eat, SAVE what you don't!

Save the Food Johnson County - the Johnson County Food Policy Council (FPC) is teaming up with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Ad Council to launch their national public service campaign SAVE THE FOOD that aims to combat wasted food from its largest source - consumers - by raising awareness and changing behavior.

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Food Policy Council

Food Policy Council

The Johnson County Food Policy Council serves an advisory body to the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and other decision makers in Johnson County that review and recommend policies to strengthen the local food economy and improve access to healthy and nutritious food.

Vision:

The Vision of Johnson County Food Policy Council is to improve the health and well-being of citizens, communities and the environment of Johnson County.

Mission:

The mission of the Johnson County Food Policy Council is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, the community and our environment through a just, equitable and sustainable food system in Johnson County. Through policy recommendations, education and collaborations, we strive to increase access to healthful food that is locally produced when available.

  • Johnson County Food Policy Council (JCFPC) will achieve its mission by:
  • Creating a forum for discussion and coordination for community-wide efforts to improve the nutritional, environmental, economic and social health of Johnson County.
  • Building the capacity of local food policy bodies to find common ground on policy priorities, generate public support for those policies, and educate residents and community leaders on issues in our food system.
  • Developing strategies to effectively address food access, hunger, obesity, community development, economic development, urban agriculture, food waste, nutrition and food education.

 

Food Packages

Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and children one to five years of age may receive:

  • Milk
  • Natural cheese
  • Eggs
  • Iron-fortified cereal
  • Vitamin C rich juice
  • Dry beans, peas, or peanut butter
  • Canned beans
  • Tuna (as applicable)
  • Pink salmon (as applicable)
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • 100% whole wheat bread
  • Tortillas
  • Brown rice
  • Yogurt
  • Tofu
  • Whole wheat pasta

Infants may receive:

  • Special breastfeeding support or infant formula for the first year
  • Infant cereal, baby food fruits and baby food vegetables starting at 6 months
  • Some fresh fruits and vegetables at 9 months
  • Pureed meats at an appropriate age (as applicable)

WICShopper App for Mobile Devices

WIC Shopper App LogoThe WICShopper app makes grocery shopping simple and easy. Scan food items to verify if they are WIC-eligible, view recipes and get nutrition education right on your mobile device for free.

Download from Apple iTunes for iOS devices

Download from the Google Play Store for Android devices

Food Guide

What's a Serving?

Bread, Cereal, Rice & Pasta Group:

  • 1 slice of bread or small pita
  • 1/2 bagel or English muffin
  • 1/2 cup cooked cereal, rice or pasta

Vegetable Group:

  • 1 cup raw leafy vegetables
  • 1/2 cup cooked or chopped raw vegetables
  • 1 medium potato
  • 3/4 cup vegetable juice

Fruit Group:

  • 1 medium orange, apple or banana
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup berries or cut-up fruit
  • 3/4 cup fruit juice

Milk, Yogurt & Cheese Group:

  • 1 cup milk or yogurt
  • 1-1/2 ounces natural cheese
  • 2 ounces processed cheese

Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, & Nuts Group:

  • 2-3 ounces cooked lean meat, skinless poultry or fish
  • 1/2 cup dried beans
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup tuna
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup nuts

Additional information for adults

WICShopper App for Mobile Devices

WIC Shopper App logoThe WICShopper app makes grocery shopping simple and easy. Scan food items to verify if they are WIC-eligible, view recipes and get nutrition education right on your mobile device for free. 

Download from Apple iTunes for iOS devices

Download from the Google Play Store for Android devices

Food Council Meeting Information

All Food Policy Council meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and alternate between the Olathe and Mission JCDHE locations. If you need agenda and/or meeting minutes from 2018 or earlier, please contact Renee Bryant

2019 Meeting Dates:

  • April 17, 2019 - 6000 Lamar Avenue,  Mission, KS 66202
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  • May 15, 2019 - 11875 S Sunset, Olathe, KS  66061
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  • June 19, 2019 - 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
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  • July 17, 2019 - 11875 S Sunset, Olathe, KS  66061
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  • August 21, 2019 - 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
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  • September 19, 2019 - 11875 S Sunset, Olathe, KS  66061
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  • October 19, 2019 - 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
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  • November 19, 2019 - 11875 S Sunset, Olathe, KS  66061
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  • December 19, 2019 - 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202

2020 Meeting Dates:

  • April 17, 2018 - 6000 Lamar Avenue,  Mission, KS 66202
  • May 15, 2018 - 11875 S Sunset, Olathe, KS  66061
  • June 19, 2018 - 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
  • July 17, 2018 - 11875 S Sunset, Olathe, KS  66061
  • August 21, 2018 - 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
  • September 18, 2018 - 11875 S Sunset, Olathe, KS  66061
  • October 16, 2018 - 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202
  • November 20, 2018 - 11875 S Sunset, Olathe, KS  66061
  • December 18, 2018 - 6000 Lamar Avenue, Mission, KS 66202

Flu Symptoms

Influenza (commonly called the “flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The information below describes common flu symptoms, how to protect yourself and those close to you from getting the flu, and what to do if you get sick with flu-like symptoms.

People May Have Different Reactions to the Flu
The flu can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Although most healthy people recover from the flu without complications, some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious complications from the flu.

Be Aware of Common Flu Symptoms
Influenza usually starts suddenly and may include the following symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Having these symptoms does not always mean that you have the flu. Many different illnesses, including the common cold, can have similar symptoms.

Know the Risks from the Flu
In some people, the flu can cause serious complications, including bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes. Children and adults may develop sinus problems and ear infections.

Know How the Flu Spreads
The flu usually spreads from person to person in respiratory droplets when people who are infected cough or sneeze. People occasionally may become infected by touching something with influenza virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.

Healthy adults may be able to infect others 1 day before getting symptoms and up to 5 days after getting sick. Therefore, it is possible to give someone the flu before you know you are sick as well as while you are sick.

If you are sick with the flu, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends that you stay home for 5 days or until fever-free without the aid of fever-reducing medications, whichever is longer. This will prevent the spread of influenza germs to others.

Protection against the Flu
The single best way to protect yourself and others against influenza is to get a flu shot every year.

  • The "flu shot" is an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in people older than 6 months, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions.
  • Getting vaccinated by the end of October is recommended, but you can still get vaccinated in December and later. Flu season can begin as early as October and can last as late as springtime.

The following additional measures can help protect against the flu.

Habits for Good Health
These steps may help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses such as the flu:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze—throw the tissue away after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If you are not near water, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • If you get the flu, stay home from work, school, and social gatherings. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs often spread this way.

Antiviral Medications
There are three FDA-approved influenza antiviral drugs recommended by CDC this season to treat influenza. The brand names for these are Tamiflu® (generic name oseltamivir), Relenza® (generic name zanamivir), and Rapivab® (generic name peramivir). Tamiflu® is available as a pill or liquid and Relenza® is a powder that is inhaled. (Relenza® is not for people with breathing problems like asthma or COPD, for example). Rapivab® (generic name peramivir) is given intravenously by a health care provider. 

What to Do If You Get Sick

Diagnosing the Flu
It is very difficult to distinguish the flu from other infections on the basis of symptoms alone. A doctor's exam may be needed to tell whether you have developed the flu or a complication of the flu. There are tests that can determine if you have the flu as long you are tested within the first 2 or 3 days of illness.

If you develop flu-like symptoms and are concerned about your illness, especially if are at high risk for complications of the flu, you should consult your healthcare provider. Those at high risk for complications include people 65 years or older, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women and young children.

Other Ways to Respond to the Flu
If you get the flu, get plenty of rest, drink a lot of liquids, and avoid using alcohol and tobacco. Also, you can take medications such as acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol®) to relieve the fever and muscle aches associated with the flu. Never give aspirin to children or teenagers who have flu-like symptoms, particularly fever. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends that you stay home for 5 days or until fever-free without the aid of fever-reducing medications, whichever is longer. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate. No gardening experience is necessary. We provide tools, gloves and gardening education. Volunteers are needed every Tuesday morning from 7:30-9:30 a.m. during the growing season (April-October). All produce harvested from the garden will go to WIC client families in Johnson County. The garden is located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe (north side of the Health Services Building).

We will only contact you in case of cancellation or when we have important WIC Garden information for volunteers.
(e.g., 913-555-1212)
List names and ages of all children under age 18 who will be volunteering with you. (e.g., Emily, 7; Matthew, 10).
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Volunteer Hold Harmless Agreement

In consideration of being a volunteer for the Johnson County WIC Community Garden, I do hereby assume the risk of injury and all medical expense incurred from any injury resulting from my volunteer participation.  I understand, acknowledge and agree I am not covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance or benefits provided thereunder and I do hereby release, discharge and hold harmless Johnson County, its agents, representatives and employees, from any and all claims whatsoever, known or unknown, for damages or injuries to myself and children under age 18.

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