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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...
Sep 24, 2007 Avoid the Flu Fast - Just Drive Thru!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Provides a Fast Alternative Way to Receive a 2007 Flu Shot - A Mass Immunization Drive Thru.

Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be providing annual flu shots from the parking lot of their new building at 201 West Kenyon Road on Wednesday and Thursday, September 26th and 27th from 8:00am - 8:00pm. Vaccines will be available for everyone ages 3 and up for only $25.00. CUPHD will accept Medicaid, Medicare, Visa, Master Card, cash, and personal checks. This year's flu clinic will be a "drive-thru". Customers wanting flu shots will not have to leave the comfort of their car, but rather be able to "get the shot and... more...
Sep 18, 2007 Jackson's Ribs and Tips Could Save Your Life!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Partners with Jackson's Ribs & Tips to Offer Free Prostate Screenings and Food to High Risk Population

Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has partnered with Jackson's Ribs & Tips to provide access to free prostate screenings for men over the age of 40. On Thursday, September 20, 2007 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, CUPHD will be at Jackson's Ribs & Tips, located on First Street in Champaign, offering free on-site prostate screenings. Participants will receive a coupon for free food at Jackson's Ribs & Tips. Breast cancer information will also be available for women over the age of 35 through the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program facilitated by... more...
Sep 13, 2007 First Positive Results for West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Champaign County
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges Residents to Take Simple Precautions

Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), announced that mosquito samples collected at South Farms have been confirmed as the first positive test results in Champaign County this year for West Nile Virus. The positive mosquito samples were collected by the Illinois Natural History Survey. The two positive samples were found in the same location as a couple hundred negative samples. There have been no positive mosquito samples or positive birds collected by CUPHD. There have been no reported positive human cases in Champaign... more...
Aug 9, 2007 Equation for Disaster: High Temperatures plus High Humidity equals Risk for Heat Related Illness
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges the Public to Watch for Symptoms of Heat Related Illness in High Risk Populations Such as Children and the Elderly.

Champaign, IL - Summer is reportedly the time for "fun in the sun", however when high temperatures combine with high humidity the "fun" may be short lived. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) urges the public to watch for the symptoms of heat related illness, and to take precautions to keep their families and communities... more...
Aug 1, 2007 Champaign County Tobacco Prevention Coalition and C-U Smokefree Alliance to Celebrate Smokefree Il
Comprehensive Smokefree law to provide healthier environment for all Illinois Citizens

Champaign, IL - On Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 11:30am at Billy Barooz in Champaign, the Champaign County Tobacco Prevention Coalition (CCTPC) will celebrate a long awaited win for health advocates with the Champaign-Urbana Smok-free Alliance. The Champaign-Urbana Smokefree Alliance was created as a result of initiatives taken on by CCTPC's policy subcommittee. Beginning January 1, 2008, Illinois will join the ranks of 21 other states in the nation that have laws that protect workers from second hand... more...
Jul 29, 2007 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Moves All Opperations To New Kenyon Facility
Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is moving to a new location at 201 West Kenyon Road. Beginning Monday, July 30th, all operations will be located at the new building. The main entrance will be located to the south of the building. The Divisions of Infectious Disease, Maternal and Child Health, Dental, Health Promotion, Vital Records, Human Resources and such services as STD clinics, WIC, HIV testing, TB testing, Health Works, vision services, and immunizations will all be accessible through the south, main entrance. Environmental Health will be located on the north side of the building, accessible from the small lot off of Kenyon... more...