Community and Hospital Letter
The Community and Hospital Letter is a monthly newsletter for physicians, nurses, hospitals, laboratories, elected officials and others in the community. The newsletter began publication in 1980, and the publication cycle for each volume is from August through the following July. To subscribe, send us an e-mail to be added to the electronic mailing list. You will receive each month's issue via e-mail and in .pdf format. You will need Acrobat reader.
Volume 31 (August 2010 to July 2011)
Volume 30 (August 2009 to July 2010)
Volume 29 (August 2008 to July 2009)
Volume 28 (August 2007 to July 2008)
Volume 27 (August 2006 to July 2007)
Volume 26 (August 2005 to July 2006)
Volume 25 (August 2004 to July 2005)
Volume 24 (August 2003 to July 2004)
Volume 23 (August 2002 to July 2003)
Community Health Assessment 2011
Community Health Assessment 2011 is the latest edition to the Health Department's annual series of community data that provides a baseline against which improvements in the community’s health can be measured. Each edition of this report has built upon prior data and has expanded both the topics covered and the level of data analysis for many areas.
The information contained in the report comes from local, state, and federal sources, as well as from community and national organizations, such the Partnership for Children. Undoubtedly, there are other data in the community that could be used to enhance the information presented in these reports. The Health Department will include that information in future editions. The 2009 Assessment is available both as a single, total document and by chapters; if you have any difficulty opening or viewing any of those PDF documents, please e-mail us.
2010 Community Health Assessment
2009 Community Health Assessment
2008 Community Health Assessment
2007 Community Health Assessment
2006 Community Health Assessment
2005 Community Health Assessment*
2004 Community Health Assessment*
2003 Community Health Assessment*
The Division of Health Education and Health Communication has collaborated with the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Public Health Preparedness, the Division of Environmental Health Services, and the Office of Epidemiology and Health Monitoring to prepare fact sheets on the diseases and conditions for which the most inquiries are received from the community. The listing of fact sheets is not comprehensive for all diseases. The question and answer format for each fact sheet is based upon the typical questions the division receives for that particular disease or condition. If you have questions regarding an infectious or parasitic disease that is not listed, please call 816-513-6152.
Health manuals and reports
These manuals and reports are published by the Kansas City, Mo., Health Department to provide information concerning communicable diseases and public health.
Annual reports archive
Rabies and animal bite investigation
Reportable diseases and conditions
Veterinary reportable diseases and conditions
West Nile virus
If you have any trouble opening any of these links, please feel free to send us an e-mail or make a comment.