Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Nov 28, 2007 Parents: Teach Grandparents Latest Safety Guidelines
Safe Kids Champaign County Offers Child Passenger Safety Workshop For Grandparents

Champaign - On Saturday, December 8th Safe Kids Champaign County will be holding an educational workshop focusing on Child Passenger Safety for grandparents. By attending this workshop, grandparents will learn how to use child safety seats (focusing on boosters) as well as tips on the best way to travel with their grandchildren. With completion of this workshop, grandparents will be eligible to receive a free booster seat. For more information, or to register, please call... more...

Nov 19, 2007 State Public Health Director Warns Consumers to Check their Freezers and Throw Out Recalled Pot Pie
Consumers are still eating these pot pies and becoming ill

Springfield, IL - Dr. Damon T. Arnold, state public health director, is warning consumers again today to throw out frozen pot pies that could be linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis. Last Month ConAgra Foods voluntarily recalled an undetermined amount of all varieties of frozen pot pie products produces under multiple brand names, including chicken, turkey and... more...

Nov 8, 2007 CUPHD Program Coordinator Receives Highly Competitive State of Illinois Award for Work in HIV/STD
CUPHD Program Coordinator Recognized for Many Years of Outstanding Leadership in the Field of HIV/STD Prevention.

Champaign, IL - The Red Ribbon Committee of the 16th Annual HIV/STD Conference presented Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) Program Coordinator, Jeffery Erdman with the "Arlene Valentine Sustained HIV/STD Leadership Award" at the annual award luncheon on October 31, 2007. This award is presented in recognition of over 5 years of outstanding leadership in a community based organization or health department conducting HIV/STD prevention and/or care... more...

Nov 2, 2007 CUPHD Health Educator Receives Highly Competitive National Scholarship
CUPHD Health Educator will Attend National Conference on Sexual Health Education in Baltimore, Maryland in Mid-November

Champaign, IL - Kari Schweighart, Health Educator for the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be attending the National Sexual Health Education Conference titled "On Their Turf: Creative Approaches to Supporting Teens and Young Families" November 14-17, 2007. Schweighart is one of only 5 professionals selected nation-wide to receive the highly competitive scholarship for the all-expense paid trip to the conference being held in Baltimore,... more...

Oct 22, 2007 Area Students Will Watch Their Promises Bloom and Grow with the Help of CUPHD
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Partners with Local Schools to Promote Tobacco-Free Lifestyles for Students

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has partnered with Leal Elementary School and Ludlow Elementary School to promote tobacco-free lifestyles for both the students and their communities. Each school is committed to planting 500 red tulips in gardens on school grounds. Each tulip will represent a student who made a promise to lead a tobacco-free... more...

Oct 16, 2007 CUPHD to Offer Preservative-Free Flu Shots to Children Ages 6 Months to 18 Years
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Recommends Flu Shots for ALL Children ages 6 Months to 5 Years to Minimize Disease Contraction Among High Risk... more...

Oct 9, 2007 Dr. Howard School Partners with the CUPHD to Fight the National Crisis of Obesity in Children
Second Year of Partnership Promotes Progressive Healthy School Changes - Including Annual Fundraising Efforts

Champaign, IL - Dr. Howard Elementary School has partnered for the second year with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) in the implementation of the highly successful Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Program. The CATCH Program is a multi-component program that promotes positive healthy behaviors in students and emphasizes the need for a healthy lifestyle to improved both living and learning. CATCH has three core
components - nutrition, physical activity, and health... more...

Oct 9, 2007 CUPHD Celebrates Healthy Smiles Week by Offering FREE School Dental Screenings for Il Children!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Partners with U of I Dental Students to Provide FREE Dental Screenings and Oral Education.

Champaign, IL - On Saturday, October 13, 2007, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be providing FREE School Dental Screenings for Illinois school children at the Marketplace Mall in Champaign. These screening will be available from 10:00am - 6:00pm in the Marketplace Mall at the intersection of Macy's, The Finish Line, and the Mall Food Court. Healthy Smiles, a group of dental students from the University of Illinois will be presenting a short entertaining children's oral education presentation every hour from 11:00am -... more...

Oct 9, 2007 Safe Kids Champaign County Asks for Help As Car Seat Program Faces Critical Funding Challenges
Safe Kids Champaign County Partners with Toys R Us for Give-A-Seat for Safety Program - New Car Seat Donation Drive

Champaign, IL - Safe Kids Champaign County has partnered with Toys R Us to help provide low-income families with new car seats. Safe Kids Champaign County will be holding their annual new car seat drive on Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 9:00am - 1:00pm in the Toys R Us parking lot located at 40 East Anthony Drive in Champaign. Safe Kids Champaign County will be accepting all NEW car seats including Infant, Convertible, Combination and Booster. No used seats will be... more...

Oct 9, 2007 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Creates Changes in Services to Better Serve Customers
Adult Services and Division of Wellness & Health Promotions Develop Partnership to Increase Customer Satisfaction

Champaign, IL - Beginning October 1, 2007 the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) re-organized divisions to provide better services for CUPHD customers. The Division of Wellness and Health Promotions (previously Chronic Disease Prevention & Management) will now be conducting Adult Immunizations and Health Check Clinics, duties which until now were completed by Adult Services. The goal of this service expansion has been to decrease the wait time of CUPHD customers, while affording them the opportunity to access additional educational and prevention opportunities and... more...