LiveWell JOCO Blog

Stay informed with regular updates from the LiveWell Johnson County Blog, including tips for chronic disease prevention, healthy food inspiration, and news from the neighborhood.

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout   Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and Live Well Johnson County is encouraging all Johnson County residents to commit or recommit to healthy, tobacco-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on…... read more

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke in Apartments and Condominiums

Dangers of Secondhand Smoke If you live in an apartment or condominium, cigarette smoke can easily seep into your home. It can sift in through the ventilation system or open windows. Or the space between the water pipes. Or even…...

Residents Dish: The Data Behind Dinner

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) partnered with Shawnee Mission Medical Center in 2015 to complete a Community Health Assessment. Staff and volunteers surveyed 538 households using a statistically valid assessment model called CASPER (Community Assessment for…...

Chronic Disease Prevention: The New Frontier of Public Health

When someone says “public health,” what do you think of? Do underpants, shoes and hand washing come to mind? How about trash removal, water treatment and safe food handling practices? These are examples of some of the most effective public…...