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Health Promotion and Education

The Health Department offers health promotion and education for families, schools and community groups on public health issues (calendar).

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Education
    • Exciting & interactional presentations on bloodborne pathogens (Hepatitis & HIV) to assist your worksite to meet OSHA-required trainings. This service does not require a charge, however, donations are accepted.
  • Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
    • Held every year in coordination with the Hospital, EMS, Sheriff, Police Department and regional partners.
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Community Health Fair Blood Draws
    • Blood draws for the entire community are scheduled in the fall to provide a screening baseline and comparison for CBC, lipid profile, Chem profile, TSH, and PSA for an additional charge.
  • Team Challenge
    • Team Challenge is an 8 week program, beginning in early January, consisting of 2 to 10 people that encourage them to exercise and practice healthy habits. Individuals determine their fitness level & earn points per week by doing exercises of choice, then reporting their points to their team captain. At the conclusion of the 8 week period, having met their average team point goal, team members are rewarded with a t-shirt. It is a great way to start a New Year and establish healthier habits. For more information, call the Coffey County Health Department at 620-364-8631.
  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
    • The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is an evidenced based program that was developed by the national authority on arthritis to help keep participants joints flexible, muscles strong and to help reduce pain and stiffness. They also experience increased energy, sleep, improved overall health status and outlook. The exercise movements were developed by physical therapists for people with arthritis, but anyone can benefit from them. Classes are held at the Burlington Library Conference Room in the spring. There is no fee to attend the class. For more information, call the Coffey County Health Department at 620-364-8631.
  • Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation
    • Tai Chi is a type of Chinese martial art but its movements are generally "softer", more graceful and circular, relaxed and slow in tempo.  Breathing is deepened and slowed, aiding visual and mental concentration. Tai Chi classes have many benefits such as promotion of relaxation, improvement in balance, flexibility, and sleep, as well as helping with pain management.
  • Learn to "KOHP" with Your Chronic Health Condition
    • The Coffey County Health Department is offering the "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" (KOHP) developed by Stanford University. This highly motivational, interactive workshop series offers strategies for learning to cope with various chronic health conditions (arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, heart disease, chronic pain, etc). Participants will learn ways to improve everyday living by discovering practical ways to deal with and reduce pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, communication skills to be used when talking with your physician, family members, and understanding new treatment choices. This program is for anyone who has a chronic health condition, their family members and caregivers. This FREE, FUN FILLED 6 week program is facilitated by a trained leader Thelma Jones RN, who also has a chronic condition. The class meets every Thursday starting in November through December, from 1 pm - 3 pm at the Burlington Library Conference Room. For additional information and to register, please call the Coffey County Health Department at 620-364-8631 or 1-800-947-4271.

  • Annual 5K Wellness Waddle
    • The Wellness Waddle, sponored by Coffey County Health Department, is held the Saturday before Memorial Day. Registration starts at 7 am. Waddle starts at 8 am. The Waddle begins and ends at the Burlington Recreation Center, 1110 Shea, Burlington, KS 66839. $15 entry fee/medals awarded to top finishers. All proceeds are donated to a local cause.

Webpage last updated:  2016-06-28 16:09:14

Contact Information

Lindsay Payer, Health Nurse

Coffey County Health Departemnt
Coffey County Courthouse
110 S 6th St, Room 04
Burlington, KS 66839

Telephone: 620-364-8631 or 800-947-4271

Fax: 620-364-2045

Nursing Services Available:
Monday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm