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Johnson County HeartSafe

Johnson County HeartSafe

January 25, 2022

On JoCo on the Go, episode #124, if you or someone around you had a cardiac emergency, would you know what to do? Learn about the signs and symptoms that someone might be in trouble and how you can help. Also, find out about local training opportunities to learn how to administer CPR in an emergency situation.

For additional information shared on this episode, visit Johnson County HeartSafe at JohnsonCountyHeartSafe.org.

For information and to sign up for hands-only CPR training, call 913-715-1981.

For information and to sign up for MED-ACT Employee Association CPR certification training, call 913-207-1623.

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COVID-19 update, Omicron surge

COVID-19 update, Omicron surge

January 20, 2022

On JoCo on the Go, episode #123, Johnson County is seeing a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases. Hear from medical and public health officials about the rise in cases, particularly with the new Omicron variant. Find out the impact the surge is having on hospitals and area schools. Also, learn how proper masking and vaccinations can help slow the spread.

 

*This episode was recorded on Friday, Jan. 14.

Opioids in Johnson County

Opioids in Johnson County

January 11, 2022

On JoCo on the Go, episode #122, the opioid epidemic is a reality here in Johnson County. Learn about disturbing trends related to overdoses and who is being most heavily impacted. Find out what resources are available now and potentially in the future to address substance use. Also, learn more about the opioid settlement that could have funds coming to the county very soon.

Helping resources

Helping resources

January 5, 2022

On JoCo on the Go, episode #121, Many people continue to struggle financially through the pandemic, find out how you can get help right here in Johnson County. There are a range of programs and services in Johnson County that address hunger, utility assistance, housing concerns and more. Also, find out about an upcoming program that will teach residents what to do when your income drops.

 

By calling United Way's 211 (dial 2-1-1- on your cell phone) or visiting their website, United Way 2-1-1 - Home (myresourcedirectory.com). residents can access local resources (emergency food, shelter, rental and utility assistance, tax assistance, assistance applying for benefits, financial counseling) or get help applying for Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance, get connected with Kansas Legal Services if they’re in an eviction situation, or can connect with the Johnson County Continuum of Care on Homelessness.  The folks at 211 will refer you to the agency or agencies that will best be able to provide the support needed. 

Omicron COVID-19 variant

Omicron COVID-19 variant

December 28, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #120, The Omicron variant has made its way to the Kansas City region. Hear from Johnson County's local health officer about this COVID-19 variant, the signs, symptoms and what you should do if you get sick. The FDA has approved a new treatment for COVID-19, find out what it is and how it can help fight the spread of the virus. Also, learn what the current coronavirus trends are and what impact that is having on our health care system.

 

Episode was recorded on Dec. 22, 2021.

Problem Solving Beds

Problem Solving Beds

December 21, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #119, Hear how Johnson County Department of Corrections has an innovative way to help justice involved individuals experiencing homelessness. Learn about the program and the big impacts it's having on lives. Also find out the latest on the employment and life skills programs the department has and how you can get involved to help your community. 

 

** Video used in this webcast was recorded pre-pandemic.**

COVID-19 safety and boosters

COVID-19 safety and boosters

December 15, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #118, the COVID-19 pandemic continues as we approach the holiday season. Hear from local officials on disease transmission and the importance of getting vaccinated. Also, find out how the county is creating more opportunities for families and individuals to get vaccinated. Learn about the safety precautions you're encouraged to take for holiday gatherings.

Appraiser‘s office starting valuation process for 2022

Appraiser‘s office starting valuation process for 2022

December 8, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #117, the Johnson County Appraiser's Office is about to begin a big project that only happens every six years. Learn why special cars equipped with cameras will be driving through Johnson County neighborhoods gathering video images of your home and find out how this helps with the valuation process. Also hear from the Johnson County Appraiser on anticipated tends in the housing market in 2022.

New Johnson County Square Ribbon Cutting

New Johnson County Square Ribbon Cutting

December 3, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #116, the wait is finally over! On Dec. 9, Johnson County will host a ribbon cutting celebration of the Johnson County Square which is the green space that replaces the old courthouse in Downtown Olathe. Hear the history of the square and how your feedback helped the design plans of the new space. Plus, learn about the impressive feature that is already installed in the square that was made possible by the local rotary.

Youth mental health services - part 2

Youth mental health services - part 2

November 23, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #115, Johnson County Mental Health Center is helping change lives in a big way for youth throughout the state. Learn how young people with substance use addictions are turning their lives around and finding hope through strong supports and services provided by Johnson County Mental Health Adolescent Treatment Center. Walk through a typical day at the center and learn how employees and volunteers are making a difference.  As we approach Thanksgiving, those who have experienced the program are expressing their gratitude for the help they have received.

 

For more information on the Adolescent Treatment Center, visit jocogov.org/dept/mental-health

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