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The nation is listening to some of the great work happening in Jackson County.
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One Week Away: Monday + Tuesday, Oct. 14 + 15 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Sign your teen or tween (11 – 15) up for “Sex Ed: What Teens Should Know” @
This FREE class is for your student...
Be like @Lin_Manuel and get your flu shot 😊
If only @TheOnion knew how excited we are for flu prevention. 💪
Fun Fact: Every time you say you don’t “believe” in the flu shot, a public health worker somewhere cries out in pain.
Seriously people get your flu shot....
Join us for a free screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic at Grain Valley High School Oct. 22nd, 2019 in the Jan Reding Lecture Hall.
HPV and Influenza vaccines will also be available at the event. Please...
Interested in infectious disease? Cool! So are we! It’s been 10 yrs since the H1N1 Pandemic took place in 2009. See how the virus spread and what the CDC and local health officials did to fight back! Oh and don’t...
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. You can #BeThe1To help someone in a suicidal crisis by following these 5 steps. Learn more at 
How The 5 Steps Can Help Someone Who is Suicidal
Keep it simple. New guidelines from Healthy Eating Research recommend that children 👨‍👧‍👦 5 and younger drink mostly milk 🥛and water 💧 and avoid any sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit juice. To learn more, visit: 

As the #GlobalClimateStrike gets underway, check out our assessment on health impacts of climate change in
@JacksonCountyMO. If not addressed, #ClimateChange has the potential to negatively impact health and create a new normal for our state.
Read more:
The cities of Buckner, Sibley, and Levasy are under a Boil Advisory until further notice.
Boil water used for drinking, food preparation, and cooking for 3 minutes before consuming.
DO NOT use water lines from refrigerators.
DO NOT use ice...
Address vaping with your child in three easy steps👇
1. 🗣️Talk to your kids about the risks of using e-cigarettes, including what’s known and not known.
2. 📡Raise your antenna/familiarize yourself with the products.
3. 🚫Help your teen quit if...
Prepared👏Not👏Scared👏 #NationalPreparednessMonth
Preparedness Tip:
Being financially prepared can be just as important as having the right materials and equipment handy!
- Save Money in a 'rainy day' account
- Save Photos of your things
- Save your important Documents to the cloud
Hot and sticky today!!!
Thunderstorms roll in tonight, bringing gusty winds and the potential for some isolated flash flooding.
Check back for updates on the potential for storms.

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Jackson County Health Department
313 S. Liberty Street
Independence, MO 64050