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Current Events & Information

Life-saving app for CPR You can help save a life!
Building Healthier Independence Newsletter Check out the latest tips and tricks!
Check out the FREE Annual Health and Wellness Expo and 5K! Click here to learn more about this great event!
Tobacco 21 Toolkit Is your municipality considering adopting a Tobacco 21 policy? Click here for a toolkit to walk you through the steps!
Oak Leaf Mites (Itch Mite) Facts Sheet Itch mites are tiny insect-like creatures that are nearly invisible to the naked eye.
Free Summer Meals for Kids FREE to kids age 18 and under: Healthy meals based on USDA nutritional guidelines. Click for flyer with more information.
2015 Community Health Assessment Video Overview This four minute video looks at eight issues that came out of the 2015 Community Health Assessment.
2015 Community Health Assessment Click here to read the 2015 Community Health Assessment and gain a greater understanding of the health issues affecting Independence residents.
Learn more about the Zika virus Click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Zika virus website.
Information Regarding Tobacco 21 Ordinance Click here to learn about the ordinance and obtain additional resources
Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA) This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed.
The Symbol of Public Health Check out the impact of public health on communities!
Come Join “The Mile Starts Here” Winter Walking Group!
Registration is open for the 6th Annual Independence Park Trot! Register today at or click the link for more information!
Couch to 5K Program Come participate in the FREE Couch to 5K Program

Health Articles

A Healthy Heart is Happy Heart by Andrew Warlen, MPH, Health Director - February 13, 2018
Eye Health By Andrew Warlen, Health Director- January 23, 2018
New Year, New You by Andrew Warlen, MPH, Health Director - January 9, 2018
Sit Less, Move More by Andrew Warlen, MPH, Health Director - December 26, 2017
Getting Unplugged By Andrew Warlen, Health Director- December 12, 2017