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Jun 27, 2008 Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Verified in Local Champaign County Dog
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Citizens to be Knowledgeable of Tick Precautions and Tick-borne Diseases

Champaign, IL - A case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) has been positively identified in a local dog in Champaign County. To date, no human cases of RMSF have been reported. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages citizens of Champaign County to be vigilant in checking both themselves and their pets for ticks, take basic precautions to prevent exposure to ticks and to recognize the potential symptoms of tick-borne... more...
May 27, 2008 CUPHD Gives Illinois Communities Top Honors for Maintaining Fluoride Levels
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District applaud local measures to improve overall community health.

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) recognized five community water systems for maintaining state mandated fluoride levels every month in 2007. State recommended fluoride levels are 0.9 to 1.2 parts per million, in standard drinking... more...
May 26, 2008 CUPHD Polls Focus Group of Champaign County Residents About Smoke-free Illinois
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and partners focus on the successes of Smoke-free Illinois in celebration of World No Tobacco Day 2008

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has partnered with the American Cancer Society, C-U Smoke-free Alliance, Champaign County Tobacco Prevention Coalition, Parkland College, and the Prairie Center Health Systems to promote World No Tobacco Day, May 31, 2008. The campaign, which focuses on the question "Why do you like Smoke-free Illinois?," will be featured on MTD buses and movie screens at Savoy 16 starting May 30,... more...
May 26, 2008 Local Grade School Children Take a Stand Against Tobacco Use and Win Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District REALITY Illinois Program to Present Prizes to Local Grade School Children at Special School Assemblies

Champaign, IL - Local grade school children will receive prizes for the winning entries in the 2008 REALITY Illinois poster contest at special school assemblies. Awards for students grades Kindergarten - Second will take place on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Unity West at 8:30am. Awards for students grades Third - Fifth will take place on Friday May 30, 2008 at Gifford Grade School at... more...
May 19, 2008 May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages the Public to Review Immunization Records and Learn About Risk Factors for Hepatitis

Champaign, IL - May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. The 2008 World Hepatitis Day (May 19, 2008) campaign theme is "Am I Number 12," a concept designed to communicate the shocking statistic that one in 12 people worldwide are living with either hepatitis B or hepatitis C. While this is far higher than the prevalence of HIV or any cancer, awareness is inexplicably low and the majority of those infected are unaware. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages everyone to review their immunization records, and learn more about the risk factors, treatment and prevention of viral... more...
May 12, 2008 CUPHD Offers FREE Wellness Workshop for Local Women!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Have Women's Wellness Workshop to Celebrate National Women's Health Week and Help Increase Healthy Habits of Local Women

Champaign, IL - On Thursday, May 15, 2008, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be offering a FREE Women's Wellness Workshop from 5:45pm - 8:00pm at 201 West Kenyon Road, Champaign, IL 61820. This workshop will feature a variety of professional speakers, instructors and vendors from all facets of women's health. Participating women will be eligible for FREE exercise classes, blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, door prizes and much more. The first 100 women attending will receive a free gift compliment of CUPHD. Women are encouraged to register by calling 217-531-2914. Registration forms will also be available at the... more...
May 5, 2008 FREE Mammograms, Pap Tests, Breast and Pelvic Exams are Available for Uninsured Women in Illinois!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's IBCCP Program to Hold Enrollment Days in Champaign and Danville in Upcoming Week

Champaign, IL - The local office of the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP), located at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), will be holding program enrollment days for uninsured women ages 35-64. Once enrolled in the IBCCP program, qualified women will have access to FREE mammograms, pap tests, breast and pelvic... more...
Apr 28, 2008 Champaign-Urbana to Host Illinois Department of Public Health Client Conference
Conference Expected To Attract Over 100 Participants Living With HIV in Illinois

Champaign, IL - On April 29 - 30, 2008, the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Section will be hosting a conference for clients living with HIV in Illinois. "Positive Voices: Living and Learning" will provide a forum for over 100 Illinois HIV clients to hear speakers from across the country address issues specific to the HIV community, including new treatments, on-line social networking, sexual abuse, and getting older with... more...
Apr 23, 2008 Health District to Celebrate "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day"
Kids to Design Public Health Education Campaign, Learn about Caring Professions and how their Everyday Choices Contribute to a Better World

Champaign, IL - April 25 is "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will offer a full day of activities to educate children about Public Health and other "caring professions." The children will focus on interactions designed to exemplify how their everyday choices contribute to a better world and each will participate in designing a public health education campaign, to be presented to parents and media at the end of the... more...
Apr 18, 2008 Illinois Department of Public Health and Local Partner CUPHD Sponsor Life-Changing Stage Play at UI
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Partners with the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide FREE Screenings and Bring a Greater Awareness of HIV/AIDS through an Entertaining Stage Play

Champaign, IL - On Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 4:00pm guests at the Foellinger Auditorium will have the opportunity to see a live production of the hilarious stage play "What You Don't Know Can KILL You" - the college tour. "What You Don't Know Can KILL You" tells the stories of how the wrong choices of three different individuals affect their lives. Admission is free, and guests will have the opportunity to have a free HIV/AIDS screening on location by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District from 12:00pm - 3:30pm in the University of Illinois Foreign Language Building. Guests participating in HIV/AIDS screenings will be entered into a raffle to win a laptop ... more...