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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Lawrence parents can help guide planning for safe walking, biking routes to school

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LAWRENCE — Lawrence parents have an opportunity in coming weeks to help a group of community partners identify ways to improve walking and biking routes to school for elementary and middle school students.

The Be Active Safe Routes program has opened its 1...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Recent developments give Lawrence Loop more momentum

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The City of Lawrence in February announced that the Municipal Services and Operations Department has received a Transportation Alternatives Program grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for Fiscal Year 2020. 

The grant, in the amount ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

LiveWell stays involved in city’s discussion to continue sidewalk hazard mitigation program

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Lawrence City Commissioners on July 9 voted to continue with the city's sidewalk hazard mitigation program.

In advance of the discussion, LiveWell Douglas County sent the Commission a letter voicing support for a program to systematically repair sidewalks....

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Report highlights problems, solutions to childhood hunger in Douglas County

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In 2016, Lawrence was one of 20 cities selected to participate in CHAMPS (Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Meal Programs) by the National League of Cities. Participation allowed project partners to: 

  • Learn about successful approache...
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Posted on: August 29, 2019

DCCF community convening session to discuss behavioral health

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As one key issue area of the current Douglas County Community Health Plan, conveners in the community are working to ensure everyone in Douglas County — no matter the social determinants they face — has access to qual...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Kansas Supreme Court OKs local Tobacco 21 policies

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The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that local governments could institute ordinances that ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under 21, known as Tobacco 21 legislation.

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

LiveWell leaders share intent to hire executive director to continue accelerating growth

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LiveWell Douglas County leaders on Thursday announced ambitious plans to accelerate the coalition's growth including efforts to establish partnerships with community organizations to support hiring its first executive director.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

View Key Health Data in Douglas County

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The 2018-2023 Douglas County Community Health Plan sits on a foundation that is committed to create health equity for everyone in Douglas County. 

As the steward of this plan with community partners, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department a...

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