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May 15, 2019

Budget presentations begin tomorrow

Tomorrow and on the next two Thursdays, the Board will hear department budget presentations. These are opportunities for the Board and the public to get more details on the individual budgets that make up the proposed FY 2020 budget. Over the...

May 9, 2019

Proposed FY 2020 Budget maintains constant mill levy

The proposed FY 2020 Budget for Johnson County Government maintains a constant mill levy for Johnson County property owners. It aligns with the county’s emergency and safety-net services rated “most important” future priorities in the 2019...

Portrait of Una Walkenhorst
May 8, 2019

Recovery Conference provides hope, resources

Johnson County Mental Health Center’s annual Recovery Conference will take place this Friday at Cleveland University-Kansas City. More than 100 community members have registered to attend the conference and take advantage of the sessions which...

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May 8, 2019

Johnson County Breastfeeding Coalition formed

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 83.8% of Kansas moms initiate breastfeeding, but this number drops to 50.5% by the time the child is 6 months old and 32.4% at 12 months of age. There’s no question that...

table display Johnson County Mental Health
May 7, 2019

First co-responder to work in a school district

For the first time, Johnson County Mental Health will embed a co-responder into a Johnson County school district. Gardner Edgerton Unified School District 231 will have a co-responder work full time in the district to provide immediate assistance...

JCDS nursing staff
May 6, 2019

Celebrating all nurses!

Today is National Nurses Day, which kicks off National Nurses Week. We wanted to take the time to say “thank you” to our community’s nurses for the important work you do.

We have several departments and agencies whose nursing staff helps...

May 2, 2019

Residents give high marks for county’s quality of life, services, programs

In the annual Johnson County Community Survey, residents again gave high marks for the county’s quality of life, services and programs, and voiced their opinions on the services most important to them.

Results from the 2019 Community...

May 2, 2019

Johnson County is Stepping Up to improve outcomes

During the month of May, we will be highlighting some of the programs and services available to Johnson County residents who have mental illness. This attention is part of a larger, nationwide campaign known as Stepping Up—an initiative to reduce...

infectious disease collage
May 1, 2019

Annual event prepares public health leaders and others

Leaders in public health, emergency response, preparedness and health care from around the region gathered on Wednesday, May 1, at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, in Overland Park, for the third Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium....