Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

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Jun 18, 2024 Extreme Heat Throughout the Week Can Be Very Dangerous
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Champaign County Emergency Management Agency Urge the Public to Take Extra Precautions to Stay Safe in the Heat

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The National Weather Service (NWS) is reporting that heat will build over the next several days in central Illinois, with heat indices reaching close to 100 degrees or higher and peaking on Friday into the weekend. Little overnight relief from the heat is expected, as temperatures will fall only into the mid-70s. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) along with the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) urge everyone to watch for symptoms of heat-related illness and take precautions to keep their families and community... more...

May 28, 2024 Summer Food Service Program Begins May 31
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Hosts Summer Food Program Providing Free Meals to Children

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is hosting the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) again this year, beginning Friday, May 31. The program provides free breakfast and lunch throughout the summer months when children are not in school. SFSP is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education and will run through August 9.

Meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis to children aged one to 18 in the CUPHD lobby located at 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign, Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served 9:00 am to 10:30 am, and lunch is served 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. There will be no service on June 19 and July 4. All meals must be eaten on site, and there is no sign-up required to... more...

May 7, 2024 Champaign County Confirms Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Advises Residents to Stay Vigilant in Their Efforts to Combat the Spread of Tick-Borne Illnesses

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has confirmed a recent case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) in an individual in Champaign County.

RMSF is a tickborne illness transmitted in Illinois primarily by the American dog tick and is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. The disease can be fatal if not promptly and properly treated, even among individuals previously considered healthy. Symptom onset is one to four days and includes high fever, severe headache, muscle soreness, gastrointestinal distress, and swelling around the eyes and back of hands. Additionally, a distinct rash may emerge several days after onset, typically appearing as small, flat, pink spots initially located on the wrists, forearms, and ankles, which can extend to the trunk and occasionally manifest on the palms of... more...

Apr 24, 2024 Free Car Seat Check Event in Tolono May 8th
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Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Offer Free Car Seat Checks by Certified Technicians

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is pleased to announce a comprehensive car seat check event scheduled to take place at the Tolono Fire Protection District, located at 214 North Bourne Street in Tolono, on May 8, 2024, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This event aims to ensure the safety of children traveling in vehicles by offering expert guidance and assistance in properly installing and using car seats. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in this vital initiative to safeguard their little ones during... more...

Mar 20, 2024 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Reminds Residents to Think, Test, and Treat for Tuberculosis
World Tuberculosis Day is March 24

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) joins the global community in commemorating World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24, 2024. This year's theme "Think. Test. Treat TB." emphasizes the critical steps of considering one's chance for TB infection, getting tested, and ensuring timely treatment for those... more...

Mar 19, 2024 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Teams Up with CredibleMind to Expand Local Mental Wellbeing
The partnership provides Champaign-Urbana residents with free digital access to more than 10,000 science-backed self-care resources

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) announces its commercial partnership with CredibleMind, an intuitive platform offering free and local wellness-oriented digital content. This platform enables employees, healthcare providers, and community organizations to support consumer-centric engagement and provide personalized mental health resources. The partnership will make CredibleMind an accessible digital resource for more than 125,000 residents of Champaign and Urbana,... more...

Mar 4, 2024 Champaign County EMA Urges Planning for Severe Weather
Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 4-8, 2024

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) is urging residents to prepare for severe weather as part of Severe Weather Preparedness week, March 4-8, 2024. Illinois had the most tornadoes of any U.S. state last year with 121. These storms resulted in four fatalities, 54 injuries and caused millions of dollars in property damage. While people cannot stop severe thunderstorms, lightning, or tornadoes from happening, there are steps that everyone can take to minimize the impacts of severe weather on our lives and our families. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the following precautions can be taken to prepare for severe... more...

Feb 13, 2024 Empowering Black Excellence: Black Health, Wealth, and Wellness Event Set to Celebrate Black History
Panel Discussion Presented by Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's Justice Coalition

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), along with the District's Justice Coalition committee, is proud to announce, "Black Health, Wealth, and Wellness," a panel discussion in celebration of Black History Month. Scheduled for February 22 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 5:30 pm for light refreshments, this event promises to be an empowering gathering of local Black community leaders highlighting the vital intersections of health, wealth, and wellness within the Black community.

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Feb 7, 2024 Revolutionizing Energy Efficiency: Cutting-Edge Solar Panels Installed Atop Champaign-Urbana Public
Champaign-Urbana Public Health Embraces Sustainability Through Implementation of Solar Energy

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is proud to announce a significant step forward in its commitment to environmental stewardship. With a steadfast focus on reducing energy costs and minimizing its carbon footprint, CUPHD has recently completed the installation of state-of-the-art photovoltaic panels atop the 99,000 square foot building. This implementation not only underscores the organization's dedication to sustainability but also marks a substantial milestone in its efforts to embrace renewable energy... more...

Jan 29, 2024 Examens dentaires et nettoyages gratuits pour les enfants le samedi 10 février au Parkland College
La Société dentaire du district d'Illini, le district de santé publique de Champaign-Urbana et la clinique d'hygiène dentaire du Parkland College participent à la journée Give Kids A Smile

CHAMPAIGN, IL - L'Illini District Dental Society parrainera la journée Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) le samedi 10 février 2024, de 8h00 à 12h00 à la clinique d' hygiène dentaire du Parkland College située au 2400 W. Bradley à Champaign. L'événement fait partie du programme d' accès dentaire pour enfants par l' intermédiaire de l' American Dental Association® (ADA), qui fourni des services des soins bucco-dentaires gratuits aux enfants de familles à faible... more...