Posted on: September 12, 2017

LMH offers free WALK-tober program

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October is National Walking Month and an ideal time to get outdoors and walk! 

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering WALK-tober, a free walking program to complete in October on your own or with your own group. Participants also receive health an...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

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Stay up to date on the latest news about the Lawrence Loop! 

When complete, the Loop will provide a continuous 22-mile paved trail around Lawrence. Currently, there are about 17 miles completed. 

LiveWell Lawrence is working to raise aware...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

Video highlights future Lawrence Loop

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Are you a Looper? LiveWell Lawrence and partners continue to advocate for finishing a 22-mile loop trail around Lawrence everyone could enjoy. To watch a video highlighting recent discussion about the Loop at the Lawrence City Commission and on 6 News Law...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Campus Cupboard on Wheels at KU launches

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The Campus Cupboard on Wheels at KU launched in August! 

The mobile pantry, a partnership with Just Food, is at 1 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Memorial Stadium’s West Ticket Box Office Lot No. 65. 

The pantry is open to ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

City, county adopt Food System Plan

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The Douglas County Food System Plan recently was adopted by the Douglas County Commission and Lawrence City Commission. The plan provides strategic recommendations in five goal areas:

  • Agricultural producers, food entrepreneurs and food sector work...
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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Douglas County wins KAW award

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Congrats to Douglas County for receiving the Community Health Champion award from the Kansas Alliance for Wellness! 

The community was recognized for utilizing the Douglas County Food Policy Council to create a thriving local food system. Those in...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Extension office to offer cooking classes

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K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County will offer hands-on cooking classes on how to prepare quick and easy healthy meals. 

Each session is $15 or $75 for all six. Classes include:

  • Soup’s On: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 
  • Fl...
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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Boys & Girls Club receives $100,000 grant

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The Kansas Health Foundation recently awarded grants totaling nearly $800,000 to eight Kansas organizations focused on providing access to healthy food, increasing physical activity, decreasing tobacco use and improving access to care. 

The Boys a...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

LMH Health Fair planned for Sept. 23

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Annual Health Fair will be from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at LMH, 325 Maine St. 

Health-related exhibits will be provided by LMH departments, medical staff offices and local not-for-profit heal...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

LiveWell Community Wellness Grant applications being accepted

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The Douglas County Community Foundation is accepting applications for LiveWell Community Wellness Grants. 

The grants aim to support the health of Douglas County residents by creating conditions that lead to healthy eating and physically active li...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Paula Smith to serve as Community Liaison

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Paula Smith joined the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department earlier this month as the Community Liaison. 

Paula is coordinating the new Healthy Communities Initiative project, a Kansas Health Foundation effort focused on improving health equi...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Tobacco21 efforts in Douglas County

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The LiveWell Lawrence Tobacco-Free Living Work Group, with support from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, is asking businesses, organizations and individuals to endorse the Tobacco21 initiative in Douglas County.If you are interested in suppo...

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