Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Jan 15, 2024 Advocates for Aging Care and Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Launch Survey January 15
"Your Voice Matters: A Survey of Older Adults and Family Caregivers in Champaign County" Aims to Understand the Needs for County's Aging Population

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Advocates for Aging Care (AAC), formerly Advocates for Nursing Home Care, in collaboration with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), will launch the survey titled, "Your Voice Matters: A Survey of Older Adults and Family Caregivers in Champaign County" on January 15. The survey aims to gather insights from adults aged 60 and older, as well as family caregivers, to better understand the experiences and needs in caring for Champaign County's senior population. The survey will assess access, interest, and utilization of rehabilitation, long-term, nursing home care, and related services and facilities in Champaign County. The results will be used to develop a plan to meet gaps in services. These results will be combined with a provider survey being conducted by CUPHD as well as a market study... more...

Jan 8, 2024 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Home Radon Testing During Radon Action Month
Radon Gas Causes More Than 20,000 Lung Cancer Deaths in the Country Every Year; Champaign County's Tested Homes on Average are Above the Radon Action Level

CHAMPAIGN, IL - January is National Radon Action Month, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages citizens to learn more about the threat of radon and to test their homes, schools, and workplaces for its presence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to indoor radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United... more...

Oct 10, 2023 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion
Organization Supports the Initiative's Vision by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Healthy People 2030... more...

Sep 14, 2023 September 17- 23 is Child Passenger Safety Week
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Offer Free Car Seat Checks by Certified Technicians

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) partners with local communities to hold Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from September 17-23 this year. The annual safety week features a dedicated seat inspection event, offering parents and caregivers a valuable opportunity to receive complimentary guidance on the proper installation and utilization of suitable car seats for their children. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will have certified child passenger safety technicians available on Monday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the north side parking lot garage of 201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign. No appointment is... more...

Aug 29, 2023 Advocates for Nursing Home Care Announce the ANHC Community Collaborative
Community Collaborative to Conduct Needs Assessment of Seniors and Caregivers in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Advocates for Nursing Home Care (ANHC) announces the launching of a needs assessment and formation of a community collaborative to address the need for additional nursing home care in Champaign County. The collaborative is composed of local stakeholders, all of whom have an interest in exploring solutions to the current lack of access to convenient and high-quality nursing home care in Champaign... more...

Aug 24, 2023 International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) recognizes August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day. International Overdose Awareness Day is a campaign that aims to honor the many lives lost to drug overdose by raising awareness about the opioid crisis. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is observing this day by distributing NARCAN (naloxone) to community members empowered to mitigate the impacts of this... more...

Aug 2, 2023 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Close Early on Friday, August 4, at 2:30 p.m.
Closure due to water shutoff necessary for area construction project

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 4, due to a water shutoff at the main building located at 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign. Due to ongoing construction in the area, the water supply must be turned off for a period of time. Services at CUPHD will resume Monday, August 7, at 8:00... more...

Jul 31, 2023 August is National Breastfeeding Month
Second Annual Breastfeeding Supplies Drive to Take Place the Entire Month of August.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - In conjunction with National Breastfeeding Month, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is pleased to announce the second annual breastfeeding supplies drive. Building upon last year's success, the drive will now take place throughout August. Supplies donated will be distributed to parents enrolled in the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. This program provides support to expectant and postpartum parents to help them learn about breastfeeding and overcome obstacles they may face on their journey to accomplish individual breastfeeding... more...

Jul 25, 2023 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 beginning Wednesday afternoon and peaking near 105 degrees both Thursday and Friday. Little overnight relief from the heat is expected, as temperatures fall only into the upper 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...

Jul 3, 2023 New Mural Transforms Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Building
Artist Jose Vazquez Unveils New Mural, "Journey to Prosperity."

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District CUPHD is proud to announce the addition of a striking and vibrant large-scale mural by local artist Jose Vazquez on the front facade of its building located at 201 W. Kenyon Road in... more...