SEK Multi-County Health Department
News & Announcements
News & Announcements
About 1 in 10 babies are born preterm, or before completing the normal 37 to 40 weeks of pregnancy. These babies miss out on the important growth and development that happens in the final weeks. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality. Babies who survive can have short- and long-term health problems.
November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, an opportunity to reflect on the nearly 400,000 babies born preterm each year in the United States and what we can do to prevent it. Learn more from CDC.
Kids: Help your family get prepared!
Being prepared means having a plan to contact family members, a safe place your family can meet up, and staying comfortable, clean, fed, and healthy. Read more about how you can help your family get prepared and get the list of basic items you'll need in a family emergency kit.
Resources, updates, and announcements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find out more about the services we offer and how we can help you stay healthy.
Are you prepared? Find resources to help you be ready in an emergency.
Send in health questions and read answers from Public Health Nurse, Hannah Geneva, RN.
Give us a call or send a message - we are here to help!
Find answers to frequently asked questions for things like insurance and lab work.
In 1971, the Bi-County Health Department was started with Anderson County and Linn County. Kansas Department of Health and Environment worked with these two counties because of their low immunization rates. Several years later, Allen, Bourbon, and Woodson Counties joined to form the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department. In 2006, Linn County left the SEKMCHD leaving the four counties - Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, and Woodson.
In the beginning, Health Department Nurses went into all the schools to give free immunizations to anyone who needed them. All the while working on educating the public about the importance of the immunizations. We still provide immunization services, and other services have been added over the years to include WIC, Women's Health, Child Care Licensing, Home Visitors, and Breastfeeding Support.
Feel free to contact us at any time and we will do our very best to help you find what you need. We are here to help!