Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Mar 29, 2006 Public Health to Hold Town Hall Meetings Throughout Champaign County
Initiative Will Spotlight Existing Programs and Invite Participants to Share Ideas About the Future of Public Health

Beginning April 6, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Public Health Department will host a series of four Town Hall meetings to highlight health programs available throughout the county and to get community ideas about the future of Public... more...

Mar 28, 2006 April is National STD Awareness Month
April is National STD Awareness Month, an observance sponsored by the American Social Health Association. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Public Health Department encourage all Illinois health care providers to alert clients to the increasing problem of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the community. STDs are one of the state's most persistent (yet preventable) health problems. Public awareness about STDs remains critically low throughout the U.S., and STDs are occurring at epidemic levels, particularly among 15-29 year-olds. Education and testing are critical to the effort to reduce the spread of STDS, as some show few, if any, outward... more...

Mar 28, 2006 Get Your "Health Check" in Champaign This Apri
The Champaign County Public Health Department and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District are offering the following Health Check Clinics in Champaign in March. Any Champaign County resident aged 18 or older is eligible for the blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings offered at the clinics. Flu and pneumonia shots are also available.

The Health Check Clinics in Champaign will... more...

Mar 28, 2006 Get Your "Health Check" in April in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph or Tolono
The Champaign County Public Health Department is offering Health Check Clinics this April 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 and adult and child flu and pneumonia shots are also available.

The County Health Check Clinics will... more...

Mar 21, 2006 The Great Impasta in Champaign Goes Smoke-Free
Public Health to Award Smoke Free Recognition Certificate on March 23

"I'm in the hospitality business, and I wasn't offering the best hospitality". -Harold Allston, Owner, The Great Impasta

Champaign - The Great Impasta, at 114 W. Church St., Champaign, is now a smoke-free restaurant. Owner Harold Allston 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. Allston said several factors contributed to his decision to go smoke-free. First, trying to keep smoke from non-smokers was impossible. "I thought the restaurant was big enough, but you can't keep it from the non-smoking... more...

Mar 17, 2006 Friday March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day
March 24 is World TB Day, an annual observance meant to draw attention to a disease that causes 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 individuals
-TB causes more deaths among women than all causes of maternal mortality... more...

Mar 14, 2006 Memo - Budget and Appropriation Ordinance
Notice is hereby given that a Proposed Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Champaign-Urbana public Health District in the County of Champaign and State of Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2006, and ending March 31, 2007, is on file and conveniently available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the main office of the Public Health District at 710 N. Neil St., Champaign,... more...

Feb 6, 2006 Public Health to Enroll Uninsured Children In the State's "All Kids" Health Insurance Program
Parents Who Lack Health Insurance May Pre-Register Their Kids Now

Employed or unemployed parents who lack health insurance for their children may pre-register for the state of Illinois' "All Kids" program, a health insurance plan for uninsured children that will begin July 1, 2006. Public Health staff are already pre-registering families for this program, and encourage anyone with an uninsured child to schedule an appointment to pre-register for the... more...

Feb 6, 2006 Salud Pública Registrard Niños Sin Aseguranza Médica En el Programa del Estado "All Kids"
Padres con trabajo o sin trabajo que no tienen aseguranza médica para sus niños pueden pre-registrar para el programa del estado de Illinois "All Kids", un programa de aseguranza médica para niños sin aseguranza que empezará el primero de Julio, 2006. Personal de Salud Pública ya está pre-registrando familias para este programa y animan a cualquier persona con un niño sin aseguranza a sacar una cita para pre-registar para este... more...

Feb 3, 2006 C-U Public Health District Joins Nationwide Response to AIDS Crisis Among African Americans
HIV Counseling and Testing Available at Two Local Sites

Urbana, February 1, 2006 - On February 7, 2006, black American leaders and organizations of Champaign-Urbana will respond to the impact of HIV and AIDS in the city's African American communities in the sixth annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). On that day, Public Health's Wellness on Wheels Mobile Health Unit will offer HIV counseling and testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Restoration Urban Ministries in Champaign. This event is meant to encourage Champaign County residents to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved with HIV/AIDS as it continues to devastate black... more...