Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

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...

Jan 31, 2007 C-U Public Health District Award Winning Dentists to Volunteer at Give Kids a Smile Dental Fair
Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be participating in the 6th Annual Give Kids a Smile Oral Health Fair on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the Marketplace Mall. Dr. James Wahl and Dr. Yu-hsien Mandy Huang, recent recipients of the State of Illinois "Healthy Smiles" Award, will be volunteering from 2:00pm - 4:00pm to assist with free children's dental... more...

Jan 23, 2007 Public Health to Offer Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Eligible Adolescents
CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will offer GARDASIL manufactured by Merck and Company through the State of Illinois Vaccines for Children Program. GARDASIL is a vaccine (injection/shot) that helps protect against the following diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Types in the vaccine (6, 11, 16, and... more...

Dec 28, 2006 1,800 Children Per Year Fatally Injured at Home
Safe Kids Champaign County urges parents to childproof homes

Champaign - Each year in the United States, more than 1,800 children ages 4 and under die from accidental injuries in the home, and more than 3 million children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for accidental injuries occurring at home. Most fatal injuries at home are caused by suffocation, fire and burns, drowning, choking, falls, poisoning or firearms discharged unintentionally.

Safe Kids Champaign County urges parents and caregivers to check their homes at least once a year for basic safety precautions. "Make it your New Year's resolution," says Susan Butler, Safe Kids Champaign County coordinator. "It's easy to eliminate the most obvious hazards - and you don't need a lot of expensive... more...

Nov 29, 2006 Public Health To Expand Screening Tests for Genital Herpes
Beginning December 4, All Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics to Offer the Blood Test

A new service will soon be available at all Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinics of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Beginning Monday, December 4, 2006, Public Health will offer herpes serologic (blood) testing during all STD clinics.

Public Health STD clinics are offered on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Main Office, 710 N. Neil St., in Champaign. An STD Clinic for men only is also available at the same location from 4-6 p.m. every Monday. For more information about these clinics, contact the Division of Infectious Disease Prevention & Management at (217)... more...

Nov 28, 2006 Public Health to Offer Flu and Pneumonia Shots to Adults
Flu Shots Are Recommended for Adults Aged 50 and Older, Pregnant Women, Health Care Workers and Those With Chronic Illnesses

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Division of Infectious Disease Prevention and Management will offer flu and pneumonia shots to adults on a walk-in basis on three dates in December. On December 5, 8 and 14, adults will be able to get these shots at the Public Health office at 217 N. Broadway, in Urbana from 1-3:30... more...