Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

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...

Apr 14, 2008 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Joins Nation in Responding to STD Crisis
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Promotes National STD Awareness Month by Encouraging Citizens to be Routinely Tested for STDs

Champaign, IL - April 2008 marks the annual observance of National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is responding to the impact of STDs in local communities by offering STD clinics at its 201 West Kenyon Road location: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm; Thursdays, 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm. CUPHD also offers a Men's Clinic on Mondays from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. CUPHD
emphasizes that testing is a key component for good sexual health, and encourages all sexually active citizens to be routinely tested for... more...

Apr 9, 2008 CUPHD Focuses on Climate Change and Potential Community Health Risks
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Celebrates National Public Health Week, "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance" April 7 - 13.

Champaign, IL - April 7-13 is National Public Health Week. This year's theme is "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance". Climate change may cause extreme weather events and changes in rainfall that increase the risk of death and disease. An increase in regional temperatures may also increase the spread of infectious disease through mosquito and tick-borne illnesses. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is urging citizens to take this week to not only develop an emergency preparedness plan, but to also to commit to some simple changes to make themselves and the climate... more...

Apr 8, 2008 Local School Students Go to Springfield to Support School Health Centers
Urbana School Representatives will Participate in Advocacy Day in Support of School Health Centers

Urbana, IL - On Wednesday, April 9, 2008, several school students from the Urbana School District along with their peers from across the state of Illinois will travel to the state capitol to support local school health centers. Students and Urbana School Health Center staff will meet at the capitol building to ask local representatives to support the return of school health center funding to the state budget. Urbana School students will
have the opportunity to speak with Senator Mike Frerichs and Representative Naomi Jakobsson to discuss how essential school health centers are to their schools and communities and specifically how important the Urbana School Health Center is to them... more...

Mar 31, 2008 Medical Volunteers Needed in Champaign County!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Launches Medical Reserve Corps to Help Prepare Champaign County for Times of Community Need.

Champaign, IL - The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently approved a Medical Reserve Corps Grant for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) to produce a local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) this upcoming April 2008. CUPHD is currently actively searching for volunteers as the MRC begins its growing stages. These volunteers include both medical and public health professionals (active or retired) such as physicians, nurses, dentists, epidemiologists, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics. Volunteers interested in joining the Champaign County Medical Reserve Corps, are encouraged to call... more...