Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

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...

Jun 29, 2007 Champaign-Urbana Has Vision Care Access Challenge - Local Partnership Creates Program to Help
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Illinois Department of Public Health's Center for Minority Health Services, Illinois Department of Public Health's STD Section, and Carle Foundation Hospital have combined their efforts and resources to create the "Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Vision Cooperative".

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), Illinois Department of Public Health's Minority Health Services, Illinois Department of Public Health's STD Section, and Carle Foundation Hospital have joined together to address the challenge of Medicaid covered children and adults without vision care access in Champaign County. The alliance, titled Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Vision Cooperative, will work to secure funding, manage referrals, optimize volunteer hours, and case manage clients who receive the... more...

Jun 29, 2007 Wednesday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Citizens to "Take the Test and Take Control of Your Health!"

Champaign, IL - June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance meant to draw attention to a disease which effects over an estimated 1 million individuals living in the United States. Of these, between 252,000 and 315,000 do not know they are infected, and may unknowingly be spreading the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control... more...

Jun 19, 2007 Centennial High School Students Commercialize The Benefits of a Tobacco-Free Life to Peers & Public
Champaign, IL - Centennial High School students had their first taste of Hollywood - Illinois-Style when they volunteered to assist the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and REALITY Illinois in making two commercials to be broadcasted on Insight Media cable and the local CW. On April 17, 2007 the commercials entitled "Sucker" and "Voicemail" were recorded at Centennial High School using scripts provided by REALITY Illinois. These commercials are currently airing throughout the month of June on Insight Media Cable on such youth popular stations as "Comedy Central", "FX" and... more...

May 31, 2007 CUPHD Urges Champaign County Residents to Become More Educated About the Effects of Tuberculosis
Champaign, IL - The recent federal isolation of a U.S. citizen by The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has draw attention to a disease which is responsible for over 2 million deaths a year, worldwide. According to the CDC:

-One-third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis (TB)
-9 million people become ill with TB each year
-TB is the leading cause of death among HIV infected... more...

May 31, 2007 The Collecting and Testing of Dead Birds is an Important Component of CUPHD's West Nile Surveillance
Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) routinely tests dead birds for West Nile Virus. The results of these tests help determine the extent of West Nile Virus in Champaign County. Since West Nile Virus generally appears and grows in local bird and mosquito populations before it is transmitted to humans, monitoring bird and mosquito populations helps predict when and where humans will be at risk for infection and affords the time to take additional precautions and control... more...