Health department changes name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has changed its name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, officials say.

“By adopting the public health name, we are communicating to the public that the work of ‘Advancing Health for All’ cannot be confined into four walls of a building,” director Dan Partridge said in a Feb. 11 press release.

The department is a joint city-county organization that seeks to provide health services, prevent disease and protect the environment. Its website has been updated to reflect this name change.

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