Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Feb 1, 2006 State Health Department Director to Highlight HIV/AIDS Initiatives Targeting African Americans
Champaign-Urbana Public Health Administrator to Participate Public Health Will Offer HIV Counseling & Testing After Dr. Whitaker's Speech

On Thursday, February 2, 2006, from noon-1 p.m., Dr. Eric Whitaker, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, will speak at a lunch and learn program at the African American Cultural Center, 708 S. Mathews, Urbana, on the campus of the University of... more...

Jan 31, 2006 Get Your "Health Check" in Champaign This February
Adult Flu and Pneumonia Shots Also Offered at Health Check Clinics

The Champaign County Public Health Department and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District are offering the following Health Check Clinics in Champaign in February. Any Champaign County resident aged 18 or older is eligible for the blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings offered at the clinics. Adult flu and pneumonia shots will also be available.

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Jan 31, 2006 Get Your "Health Check" in February in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph or Tolono
Flu & Pneumonia Shots Also Available for Adults and Children

The Champaign County Public Health Department is offering Health Check Clinics this February 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. Adult and child flu and pneumonia shots are also available.

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Jan 19, 2006 Radon Gas Increases Lung Cancer Risk
Free Radon Test Kits Available From Public Health

January is National Radon Action Month, and Public Health is drawing attention to this invisible health threat by making radon test kits available to Champaign County residents free of charge.

Radon is an odorless and tasteless radioactive gas found at very low levels in outdoor air and in the soil. When radon gas enters homes it can build to higher levels and threaten health. According to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to indoor radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and the leading cause of lung cancer among... more...

Jan 8, 2006 Champaign-Urbana Board of Health Selects New Public Health Administrator
Vito Palazzolo Brings 26 Years of Public Health Experience to Champaign County

A new Public Health Administrator takes the helm today at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Vito Palazzolo, former Health Officer for Ottawa County, Michigan and a public health professional with more than 26 years in the field, was confirmed as Executive Director at the board meeting on January 9. He begins work at the Health District... more...

Dec 30, 2005 "Name-based Reporting" of Those Who Test Positive for HIV to Begin January 1 in Illinois
Patient Confidentiality Protected by Law; Anonymous Testing Will Still Be Available at Public Health

Beginning January 1, the state of Illinois will require hospitals, health departments and other agencies to change the way they report HIV positive test results to the state. Until now, health care personnel have reported HIV positive test results to the state without including the names of the individuals who test positive, but the state is now making the change to name-based... more...

Dec 29, 2005 Public Health to Provide Exams and Preventive Dental Care in Champaign-Urbana Schools
Program Will Reach Out to All Champaign-Urbana School Children

"Rather than hiring another company to do this work, as we have in the past, we've decided to bring these dental services to the schools ourselves." - Interim Public Health Administrator Garry Bird.

Starting January 10, 2006, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District dentists and dental hygienists will go directly to area schools to offer exams and preventive dental services to all schoolchildren who opt to take advantage of the... more...

Dec 23, 2005 Get Your "Health Check" in the New Year in Champaign
Adult Flu and Pneumonia Shots Also Offered at Health Check Clinics

The Champaign County Public Health Department and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District are offering the following Health Check Clinics in Champaign in January. Any Champaign County resident aged 18 or older is eligible for the blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings offered at the clinics. Adult flu and pneumonia shots will also be available.

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

Dec 23, 2005 Get Your "Health Check" in the New Year in Rantoul or Tolono
Flu and Pneumonia Shots Also Available for Adults and Children

The Champaign County Public Health Department is offering Health Check Clinics in Rantoul and Tolono in January. Any Champaign County resident aged 18 or older is eligible for the blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings offered at the clinics. Adult and child flu and pneumonia shots are also available.

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Dec 22, 2005 Socioeconomic Measures
Memo on socioeconomic... more...