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Sedgwick County restores valuable health position

Good for the Sedgwick County Commission for restoring a health department position that helps coordinate the community health improvement plan. The staff position, which the commission cut last year, works with community partners to identify and implement strategies to address major health problems facing the county. Commission Chairman Jim Howell joined with Commissioners Tim Norton and Dave Unruh in voting to restore the valuable position. “I know how important this is to the health professionals,” Howell said. “I heard them loud and clear.” – Phillip Brownlee