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Public Health Departments

About Public Health Departments

Public health departments play an important role in the detection, control, and prevention of communicable diseases. By monitoring the number of patients presenting certain symptoms (surveillance) and other appropriate investigative procedures, health departments strive to detect disease outbreaks and potential threats to the community, so that effective control or prevention measures can be implemented.

Public health departments in the MARC region work together through several committees, including MOHAKCA (Metropolitan Official Health Agencies of the Kanssas City Area) and the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee's Public Health Subcommittee.

Contact Information

Contact information for each area health department is listed below. Please send any updates or corrections to MARC's webmaster.

Cass County Health Department
Tiffany Klassen, Administrator
301 S. Main, Harrisonville, MO 64701
Phone: 816-380-8425, Fax: 816-380-8450

Clay County Health Department
Gary Zaborac, Director
800 Haines Drive, Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816-595-4200, Fax: 816-595-4201

Jackson County Health Department
Bridgette Casey, Director
313 S. Liberty, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-404-6415, Fax: 816-404-6429

Johnson County (Kan.) Department of Health & Environment
Lougene Marsh, MPA, Director
11875 S. Sunset, Suite 300, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 913-826-1200,  Fax: 913-826-1300

Johnson County (Mo.) Community Health Services
Anthony Arton, Administrator
723 PCA Rd., Warrensburg, Mo 64093
Phone: 660-747-6121, Fax: 660-747-1294

Leavenworth County Health Department
Jamie Miller, Administrative Director
500 Eisenhower Ste 101, Leavenworth, KS
Phone: 913-250-2000, Fax: 913-250-2039

Miami County Health Department
Rita McKoon, RN, Director
1201 Lakemary Dr., Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913-294-2431, Fax: 913-294-9506

Platte County Health Department
Mary Jo Auffert, Director
212 Marshall, Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: 816-858-2412, Fax: 816-858-2087

Ray County Health Department
Stacey Cox, Administrator
820 E. Lexington, Richmond, MO 64085
Phone: 816-776-5413, Fax: 816-776-2441

Unified Government of Wyandotte Co./Kansas City, Kan., Public Health Department
Terry Brecheisen, Director
619 Ann Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-573-6707, Fax: 913-321-7932

City of Independence Health Department
Andrew Warlen, Director
515 S. Liberty Street, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-325-7986, Fax: 816-325-7098

City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department
Dr. Rex Archer, Director
2400 Troost-Suite 4000, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-513-6252, Fax: 816-513-6293