Mar 30, 2007
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Asks for Your Help During National Public Health Week
Champaign, IL - April 2-8 is National Public Health Week. This year's theme is "Preparedness and Public Health Threats: Addressing the Unique Needs of the Nation's Vulnerable Populations." CUPHD asks citizens of Champaign and Urbana to help our community prepare by "Stocking 2 for Flu" and developing family emergency plans.
National Public Health Week is an annual observance meant to draw attention to the often invisible public health programs and practitioners providing care and services on the national, state and local levels. Public Health works behind the scenes to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease; protect against environmental hazards; prevent injuries; promote healthy behaviors; respond to disasters and community recovery efforts; and ensure the quality and accessibility of health... more...
Mar 30, 2007
Local Partnership Brings the Promise of More Dental Services to C-U's Low-income Communities
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Champaign County Health Care Consumers, and Carle Foundation Hospital have combined their efforts and resources to create the "Adult Dental Access Partnership".
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) and Carle Foundation Hospital have joined together to address the crisis of adults without dental care in Champaign and Urbana. The alliance, titled Adult Dental Access Partnership, will work to secure funding, manage referrals, optimize volunteer hours, and case manage clients who receive the... more...
Mar 28, 2007
April is National STD Awareness Month
April is National STD Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Social Health Association. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages all Illinois healthcare providers to alert clients to the increasing presence of sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) as they are one of the state's most persistent (yet preventable) health problems. Public awareness and knowledge remain critically low around the U.S., and STD's are occurring at epidemic levels, particularly in 15-29 year-olds. Education and testing are crucial, as many STD's may show few, if any, outward... more...
Mar 23, 2007
Centennial High School Students "Kick Butts" on March 28!
Champaign, IL - Centennial High School will hold its first "Kick Butts Day" on Wednesday, March 28th. Students from Centennial High School are joining thousands of kids across the country who are taking part in Kick Butts Day, a nationwide initiative that encourages kids to take a personal leadership role in the effort to stop youth tobacco use. Students will be encouraged to sign a Kick Butts Day pledge committing them to assist a friend or loved one to quit smoking or to take the steps necessary to stop... more...
Mar 19, 2007
Saturday, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day
Champaign, IL - March 24th is World TB Day, an annual observance meant to draw attention to a disease which is responsible for over 2 million deaths a year, worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control:
-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...
Feb 16, 2007
Peanut Butter Related Salmonella Infections
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in addition to state health officials, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating a large, multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to the consumption of peanut butter. The two brands of peanut butter currently linked to the outbreak are Peter Pan and Great Value. The specific jars have product codes beginning with... more...
Feb 15, 2007
Increased Seasonal Influenza Activity Reported in Illinoi
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges Citizens to Take Basic Precautions to Avoid Seasonal "Flu"
Champaign, IL - Common, or seasonal influenza is an illness familiar to everyone. With increased seasonal flu activity reported in Illinois, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) would like to urge citizens to take basic precautions to avoid contracting and spreading this... more...
Feb 9, 2007
New Logo for CUPHD
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Adopts National Identity for Local Public Health
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is one of thousands across the country that has adopted a new identity for local public health that communicates dedication to community health and... more...
Feb 6, 2007
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Observed Feb. 7
Communities Nationwide Hold Events to Raise Awareness
February 7, 2007 marks the seventh annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). This national mobilization effort is designed to encourage African Americans across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved and get treated for HIV/AIDS, as it continues to devastate Black communities. Special events such as free HIV/AIDS testing, prayer breakfasts, town hall meetings and memorial services will be held throughout the... more...
Feb 6, 2007
C-U Public Health District Joins Nationwide Response to AIDS Crisis Among African Americans
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Celebrates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with Special Testing Clinics
Champaign, IL - February 7, 2008 marks the seventh annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is responding to the impact of HIV and AIDS in local African American Communities by offering special testing clinics throughout the week. Sites will include the Nesbitt Cultural Center at the University of Illinois on Wednesday, February 6 from 9:00am - 2:00pm; the New Life Church of Faith in Danville on Thursday, February 7 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm; and the Decatur Masonic Temple in Decatur also on Thursday, February 7 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. CUPHD encourages citizens to "Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Treated and Get Involved" with HIV/AIDS as it continues to devastate African American... more...