Health Department seeks funding increase for 2021

The Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department is seeking increased county funding for 2021. The budget request comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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May 27, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Rebecca Johnson of the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department speaks at Tuesday’s Allen County Commission meeting. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Given its pivotal role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday’s meeting of the Allen County commissioners began with a funding request from Rebecca Johnson of the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department.

The Health Department requested $115,000, an increase of $15,000 from last year.

A significant part of the justification for a funding increase is based on the Health Department being “the leaders and subject matter experts dealing with the coronavirus pandemic,” said Johnson.

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