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Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
Vision: The Innovative Leader for Community Health and Environmental Protection.
Mission: To Protect the Health and Environment, Prevent Disease and Promote Wellness for All who Live, Work and Play in Johnson County through Exceptional Public Service.

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Breastfeeding Awareness Walk on Aug. 3
August 2, 2021

Breastfeeding mothers, babies and their families/supporters are invited to join the Johnson County Breastfeeding Coalition on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. for a breastfeeding awareness walk. The ceremonial walk will celebrate and bring attention to breastfeeding families and their supporters as part of World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7). Those participating will meet at the WIC Community Garden located east of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment building at 11875 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe. Attendees will walk a loop around the health department campus and nearby neighborhoods. Water and goodies will be available. The event will conclude around 5 p.m.

Immunization clinic closing at 2 p.m. on July 29
July 23, 2021

The Immunizations clinic at JCDHE's Olathe location (11875 S. Sunset Drive) will close at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Immunizations will be available from 8 a.m. - 12 noon on Friday, July 30th at the Olathe site.

KDHE seeks public comments on KanCare amendment
July 8, 2021

State of Kansas
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Division of Health Care Finance
Public Notice

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Division of Health Care Finance (DHCF), requests approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend the 1115 Demonstration waiver, KanCare, in order to adopt twelve-month continuous eligibility for parents and other caretaker adults. Since this amendment would allow parents and other caretaker adults to remain eligible for a longer period, KDHE believes that there will be a favorable impact on beneficiaries.

The proposed effective date of the amendment is January 1, 2022.

Comment Process
The full public notice statement and complete version of the proposed amendment for review can be found at https://www.kancare.ks.gov/home

Draft copies of the proposed amendment may also be found at a Local Health Department (LHD) or at the front desk of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Health Care Finance, at the address below. Locate the nearest LHD by visiting this website
https://www.kdheks.gov/olrh/local_health.html

Question or comments may be addressed to Kurt Weiter, KDHE/Division of Health Care Finance, 900 S.W. Jackson Street, Room 900-N, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1220, or email [email protected].

Those needing accessibility assistance to review or respond to the proposed amendment may also contact Kurt Weiter by phone (785)-296-8623 or at the e-mail above.

Public comments may be submitted from July 8, 2021 until midnight on August 9, 2021.

Sarah Fertig
State Medicaid Director
Division of Health Care Finance
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Walk-in Clinic Closed April 20-23, 2021
April 19, 2021

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's walk-in clinic in Olathe will be closed April 20-23 so our staff can support our ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The Mission clinic remains closed. We will reopen on Monday, April 26 if you need an immunization, family planning services or STD testing/treatment. If you would like to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine this week, visit www.jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

KDHE seeks public comments on remediation proposal
April 5, 2021

Public Notice for Draft-Statements of Basis

Solid Waste Management Units 03 and 20

Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, DeSoto, Kansas

Publication Date April 5, 2021

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is soliciting public comments regarding a remediation   proposal for No Further Corrective Action Planned for two sites at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant (SFAAP) near De Soto, Kansas. The Sites of interest are Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU) 03 Main Sewage Treatment Plant (MSTP) Drying Beds, and SWMU 20 Ash Lagoons and Sludge Disposal.  KDHE will select a final remedy for the sites after reviewing and considering all information submitted during a 30-day public comment period of April 5 through May 5, 2021. The Draft-Statements of Basis (SB) presents KDHE’s preferred alternatives for the sites; however, KDHE may modify the alternative or select another response action based on new information or public comments.

The Draft SB documents and other information on the cleanup for the Sites are available for public review at the KDHE office in Topeka by contacting Cathryn Mallonee, project manager, at (785) 296-6378. Also, KDHE established a webpage dedicated to the Sunflower Site, which is available on the KDHE website during the comment period at: http://kdheks.gov/remedial/federal_facilities/SunflowerAAP.html

KDHE will accept written comments on the SFAAP SWMU 03 draft SB, and SWMU 20 draft SB from April 5 through May 5, 2021. A public meeting is not scheduled at this time but may be held virtually if the public requests one in writing with a statement of issues to be discussed.

Public comments on the Draft SBs may be submitted to KDHE in writing during the 30 day  period at the address listed below, or by electronic mail (email) [email protected].  Comments sent by mail must be postmarked by May 5, 2021 and emails also must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 5, 2021. All comments that are received by KDHE prior to the end of the public comment period will be addressed by KDHE in the Responsiveness Summary Section of the Final SBs.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment  

Bureau of Environmental Remediation

1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 410

Topeka, KS 6612

 

Immunization clinic closed March 31, 2021
March 29, 2021

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's immunization clinic in Olathe will be closed Wednesday, March 31. The Mission clinic remains closed. If you need an immunization (not COVID-19), please visit a doctor's office, urgent care clinic or local pharmacy. 

Immunization clinic closed March 16, 2021
March 11, 2021

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's immunization clinic in Olathe will be closed Tuesday, March 16. The Mission clinic remains closed. If you need an immunization (not COVID-19), please visit a doctor's office, urgent care clinic or local pharmacy. 

New COVID-19 testing clinic hours start March 15th
March 15, 2021

Starting on Monday, March 15, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is changing its COVID-19 drive-thru clinic testing hours to Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults who live or work in Johnson County, KS and children (age 5 and older) who live in Johnson County, KS can get tested with or without symptoms. There is no cost for testing.

The testing clinic is located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe. Appointments are required for testing. Schedule a test: https://www.jocogov.org/schedule-covid-19-test

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