Metropolitan Official Health Agencies of the Kansas City Area (MOHAKCA)
MOHAKCA is an organization created to promote public health at the regional level by coordinating, strengthening and increasing the effectiveness of local city and county health agencies.
MOHAKCA meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m., and are listed on the emergency services calendar. See the calendar or meeting agenda for each meeting location.
MOHAKCA officers include:
- Jim Kelly, Health Director, Jackson County Health Dept., Chairman
- Mary Jo Everhart, Director, Platte County Health Dept., Vice-Chair
- Joe Connor, Health Director, Wyandotte County Health Dept., Secretary/Treasurer
For more information about MOHAKCA, contact Marlene Nagel, 816/701-8218.
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.
Our Health Departments page gives contact information for the public health agencies in the nine-county MARC Region (noted with * below).
MOHAKCA Member* and Affiliate Agencies
|Johnson County, Kan.*
Johnson County, Mo.
Kansas City, Mo.*
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