SNCO health officials looking for input after county’s health rankings fall

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Shawnee County Health officials want input after the county’s health ranking sees a fall. Shawnee County dropped 18-spots in the annual overall health outcomes ranking.

The report highlighted pre-mature death and racial disparities as an area of concern. Out of 102 Kansas counties ranked, Shawnee County comes in at 79th. Now the health department wants you to be a part of the conversation.

“What’s important is what are we doing here in Shawnee County and we’re doing a lot of great work in health,” said Linda Oches, the Shawnee County Health Department director. “There’s still a lot of great work to do. And it really takes everyone.”

That meeting will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday. It will be at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library.

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