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Apr 28, 2006 Get Your "Health Check" in Champaign This May
The Champaign County Public Health Department and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health

District are offering the following Health Check Clinics in Champaign in May. Any Champaign County resident aged 18 or older is eligible for the blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings offered at the clinics.

The Health Check Clinics in Champaign will... more...
Apr 28, 2006 Get Your "Health Check" in May in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph or Tolono
The Champaign County Public Health Department is offering Health Check Clinics this May in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph and Tolono. Any Champaign County resident aged 18 or older is eligible for the blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings offered at the clinics. Child immunizations are also available.

The County Health Check Clinics will... more...
Apr 27, 2006 Public Health Releases 2006 Community Health Plan for Champaign-Urbana and Champaign County
Health Assessment Identifies Ten Local Health Priorities

This week the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Public Health Department released the 2006 Community Health Plan, a comprehensive health assessment created in collaboration with more than a dozen local civic leaders, academic professionals and health and social service providers. This is the most comprehensive "report card" on county health since the late... more...
Apr 26, 2006 Health District to Celebrate "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day"
Kids To Design Public Health Education Campaign, Learn About Caring Professions and Balancing Work and Home Life

Urbana, IL - April 28 is "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will offer a full day of activities to teach kids about Public Health and other "caring professions." The children will discuss balancing work and family life and will design a public health education campaign, to be presented to parents and the media the same... more...
Apr 24, 2006 Public Health to Offer Two More Town Hall Meetings in Champaign County
Next Meeting in Philo to Hear County Residents' Views on Local Health Services and Needs

On Thursday, April 27, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Public Health Department will hold the third of four Town Hall meetings in Champaign County. The meetings highlight health programs available throughout the county and canvas participants for their ideas about the future of Public Health.

Newly appointed Public Health Administrator Vito Palazzolo, representatives of the Champaign County and Champaign-Urbana Boards of Health, and Public Health division and program directors will be on hand to describe the many public health services available in Champaign County and to discuss future goals of Public... more...
Apr 19, 2006 Ned Kelly's to Host Live Music and Fundraiser For C-U Smokefree Alliance
"We've been smokefree for over a year, and we want to offer more for everyone including people who cannot be around second-hand smoke." -John Schmitt, owner, Ned Kelly's

URBANA - Ned Kelly's restaurant and bar will hold a fund-raiser for The C-U Smokefree Alliance on Friday, April 21, from 9-11 p.m. Performer G. Lee will play acoustic guitar, and 10% of all sales during the event will go to The C-U Smokefree Alliance.

Ned Kelly's owner John Schmitt is marking his restaurant's first smoke-free year by supporting the organization that helped convince him to completely eliminate cigarette smoke from his establishment. "I support the efforts of C-U Smokefree because this issue is larger than me, larger than Ned Kelly's," he said. "It's about having a healthy community, and wanting what's best for... more...
Apr 18, 2006 Town Hall Meeting
Memo about town hall... more...
Apr 13, 2006 Public Health to Offer Three More Town Hall Meetings in Champaign County
Many Attended First Event in Urbana to Offer Their Views on Local Health Services and Needs

On Tuesday, April 18, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Public Health Department will hold the second of four Town Hall meetings in Champaign County. The meetings highlight health programs available throughout the county and canvas participants for their ideas about the future of Public Health.

Newly appointed Public Health Administrator Vito Palazzolo, representatives of the Champaign County and Champaign-Urbana Boards of Health, and Public Health division and program directors will be on hand to describe the many public health services available in Champaign County and to discuss future goals of Public... more...
Apr 11, 2006 Annual Spring Health Fair
Memo about health... more...
Apr 11, 2006 Minneci's Goes Smoke-Free, Joining a Growing Trend
Public Health to Award Smoke Free Recognition Certificate on April 13

"We tried just doing weekends for a while, but decided to go for it full-time." -Joseph Minneci, owner, Minneci's

CHAMPAIGN - Minneci's, at 401 S. First St., Champaign, is now a smoke-free restaurant. Owner Joeseph Minneci chose to make his restaurant smoke-free this week, adding his establishment to a growing list of eateries that are getting rid of their smoking sections altogether.

Mr. Minneci said he can sympathize with people wanting to smoke during a meal, but he felt he had to do what was best for... more...