**Attention**: If you attended the Kansas East Jurisdiction’s 2020 Ministers and Workers Conference at the Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ located at 2106 Quindaro Blvd, Kansas City, KS, 66104 from March 16-22, please click here to read the press release and call the Ellis County Health Department at 785-628-9440.
3/28/2020: Governor Laura Kelly issued a statewide Stay Home order which will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30th and will be in place until at least Sunday, April 19th. Click the link to view the order, which also provides information for the Kansas Essential Functions Framework: Governor Kelly’s Executive Order 20-16
*Businesses/Organizations: If you have questions regarding this order and/or Essential Functions, please email KEFF@ks.gov
The field of public health draws from the skills, experiences, and talents from a variety of professional and trained individuals to execute the following:
10 Essential Public Health Services:
Monitor health status to identify community health problems
Diagnose and investigate health problems in the community
Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
Enforce laws that protect health and ensure safety
Link people to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
Evaluate personal and population based health services
Research for new solutions to health problems
The former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop summed up the importance of public health: “Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time.”