Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Nov 30, 2005 Public Health District's Dental Clinic Provides Dental Exams to Head Start Kids
About 60 Children to Receive Required Exams in Early December

This month the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's Dental Clinic is working to meet the local need for dental exams in toddlers and kindergarten children. On December 1 and December 5, Dr. Trina Blunt will provide dental exams to nearly 60 children enrolled in the
Champaign County Head Start program. Dr. Blunt is Acting Director of the Health District's Division of Dental Health.... more...

Nov 29, 2005 Thursday December 1 is World AIDS Day
Public Health's Mobile Unit is a Model for the State, Bringing HIV Counseling, Testing and Other Vital Health Services to Those Most at Risk

December 1 is World AIDS Day, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is at the forefront of bringing HIV counseling and testing to individuals and communities at risk. This month the Illinois Department of Public Health recognized the Health District's pioneering program to use mobile health units to bring HIV testing, counseling and other vital health services to those who might not otherwise get these services.... more...

Nov 28, 2005 Get Your "Health Check" This December 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 this December. 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... more...

Nov 28, 2005 Get Your "Health Check" This December in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph or Tolono
Flu and Pneumonia Shots Also Available for Adults and Children

The Champaign County Public Health Department is offering Health Check Clinics in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph and Tolono this December. 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... more...

Nov 10, 2005 In State-wide Drill, Health and Safety Officials Practice Bio-Terrorism Response
Event Will Test State and Local Authorities' Ability to Get Federally Stockpiled Medicines to Those Affected by an Attack

State and local emergency officials will rehearse their response to a mock bio-terrorist event on November 10. The drill will involve state health, police, emergency management and transportation agencies, as well as Champaign-Urbana and Champaign County Public Health, Carle Foundation Hospital, Provena Covenant Medical Center, the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency and the University of... more...

Nov 10, 2005 Great American Smokeout This November 17
Champaign County Tobacco Prevention Coalition to Provide "Quit Kits" to Smokers Hoping to Kick the Habit

Thursday, November 17 is the 29th Annual American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. This event encourages smokers to quit, spotlights the dangers of tobacco use and acknowledges the challenges of quitting. In celebration of the Great American Smokeout, the Champaign County Tobacco Prevention Coalition will offer free "Quit Kits" to encourage smokers to quit for a lifetime by starting with just one... more...

Oct 28, 2005 Planned Parenthood Teams Up With Public Health and Champaign County Health Care Consumers on Novemb
Planned Parenthood of East Central Illinois to Distribute Free Emergency Contraception; Public Health to Offer Risk-Reduction Counseling and Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Public Health will join Planned Parenthood and the Champaign County Health Care Consumers on Saturday, November 5, to offer vital health services to women. At the event, called "The Great EC Giveaway," doctors and nurse practitioners with Planned Parenthood will offer women free supplies of Emergency Contraception (EC). Public Health staff will provide skills-based risk reduction education about sexually transmitted diseases, and will offer information, condoms and on-site tests for chlamydia and... more...

Oct 26, 2005 Get Your Flu and Pneumonia Shot This November in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph or Tolono
Clinics Are Open to All Champaign County Residents

The Champaign County Public Health Department is offering Adult and Child Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph and Tolono this November.

The Flu and Pneumonia Clinics will... more...

Oct 26, 2005 Get Flu and Pneumonia Shots This November
Flu & Pneumonia Shots Available at Public Health Main Building and Hays Center

The Champaign County Public Health Department and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District are offering the following Adult Flu Shot Clinics in Champaign this November. Any Champaign County resident aged 18 or older is eligible for the flu shots. Adult pneumonia shots
will also be available.

(Blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings will be offered as time... more...

Oct 20, 2005 Flu Shots Available to All at Public Health
October 24 and 31 Clinics at Public Health Main Building in Champaign

Public Health will offer its next two adult flu shot clinics on Monday, October 24 and Monday, October 31, and will open the clinic to all adults, regardless of age or health status.

Public Health has ordered 1,500 adult and 250 child doses of influenza vaccine for the season and has received a total of 600 adult and 180 child doses of vaccine so far.

Parents seeking flu shots for their children may call Public Health at (217) 531-4317 to schedule an... more...