The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department was honored Thursday for its project "Developing Tools for Improving Compliance with Child Care Licensing Regulations."
The project received the Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and Health Officials. The award is meant to honor programs that demonstrate the collaboration between local health departments and community partners to address local public health issues.
The health department's project was picked because it reflected strong collaboration, innovation and value through evaluation.
The department was one of 38 public health initiatives to receive the award.