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Douglas County Health Department

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Douglas County will be a county of healthy people in a healthy and safe environment.


Missouri reports its first case of Zika Virus. The individual had traveled to Haiti, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 

We are a local public health organization that provides the latest healthcare information for families like yours.  We strive to offer the best resources and most current news to keep your family as healthy and safe as possible.

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On our Events page, we list monthly community health-related events, such as health and wellness fairs. Check out our Event Page regularly for what's happening in Douglas County.

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November Is Epilepsy Awareness Month

WHAT is Epilepsy?

  • Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages
  • Epilepsy means the same things as "seizure disorders"
  • Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures and can cause other health problems
  • Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person-to person
  • Public perception and misunderstanding of epilepsy causes challenges often worse than the seizures

Who does it effect?

  • 65 MILLION: People around the world have epilepsy.
  • 3 MILLION: People in the United States have epilepsy.
  • 1 IN 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
  • 150,000: New cases of epilepsy diagnosed in the United States each year
  • ONE-THIRD: Of those with epilepsy live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.
  • 1 IN 1000 people with Epilepsy will die from SUDEP each year - Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy ( Form more information about Epilepsy, treatment options or additional education, contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas at or by calling (314) 781-4949.

Afton Nash, daughter of Douglas County WIC Coordinator Jerrie Mason, died as a result of SUDEP on March 11, 2015

after battling epilepsy for 14 years. She was only 22 years old.

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