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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... more

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... more

May 2, 2019

97% of Johnson County residents give the county a positive rating as a place to live

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... more

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... more

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.... more

Road sign which reads Elder Fraud
April 30, 2019

Be smarter than the scammers and cons

Be healthy, wealthy and wise

The AARP estimates older Americans lose $3 billion every year to exploitation and fraud. Education is the key to avoid becoming a victim. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is offering an... more

two ABC clinicians in office setting
April 29, 2019

New pilot offers mental health services to infants and families

Division Director Janie Yannacito and Case Manager Rachael Perez are working hard to recruit families with infants for a new pilot program for the Johnson County Mental Health Center. The new program, Attachment & Biobehavioral Catch-Up or... more

appraiser's office sign
April 25, 2019

Personal Property Value Notices to be mailed on May 1

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office will mail approximately 19,000 value notices to Johnson County property owners, businesses and oil and gas accounts on May 1.

Examples of commercial personal property that are to be valued... more

April 23, 2019

Thirty-eight graduate from Citizens Academy

Thirty-eight people graduated from the Johnson County Citizens Academy Tuesday night at the County Administration Building.

The Citizens Academy Program (CAP) allows community-minded individuals to discover what makes the high quality of... more

April 22, 2019

Waste and recycling meeting April 24

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is ready to talk trash! As landfills in the Kansas City metro get closer to being full, it’s more important than ever to talk about recycling and other options for management of household... more

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