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A Health Divide Between Johnson And Wyandotte Counties

Alex Smith
Heartland Health Monitor
47th Street Divides Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas.

Wyandotte and Johnson counties, despite being across the street from one another, are worlds apart when it comes to health. On this edition of Up To Date, we explore the issues each county faces and why there is such a large discrepancy when it comes to healthcare for residents.


  • Brian McKiernan is a commissioner for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.
  • James Joerke is deputy director for the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.
  • Alex Smith is a health reporter for KCUR, a partner in the Heartland Health Monitor, who just completed a series of stories on this issue.
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