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Independence Health

Current Events & Information

Tobacco 21 Toolkit Is your municipality considering adopting a Tobacco 21 policy? Click here for a toolkit to walk you through the steps!
Registration is open for the 6th Annual Independence Park Trot! Register today at or click the link for more information!
Come Join “The Mile Starts Here” Winter Walking Group!
Building Healthier Independence Newsletter Check out the latest fall tips and tricks!
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!

Health Articles

Bug Bite Prevention by Andrew Warlen, MPH, Health Director - May 9, 2017
Spring into Health by Andrew Warlen, MPH, Health Director - April 25, 2017
Child Abuse Prevention - Educating Parents, Caregivers, and the Community by Andrew Warlen, MPH, Health Director - April 4, 2017
National Public Health Week by Andrew Warlen, MPH, Health Director - March 28, 2017
Emergency Preparedness by Andrew Warlen, MPH, Health Director - March 14, 2017