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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...
Oct 18, 2005 Public Health to Open Flu Shot Clinics to General Public
October 24 Clinic to be Held at Public Health Main Building in Champaign

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

Its first flu clinic on October 17 was limited to adults at high risk for complications from the flu. At that clinic Public Health nurses dispensed more than 130 flu shots to adults in the high-risk... more...
Oct 12, 2005 Papa Del's Pizza in Champaign Goes Smoke-Free
Public Health to Award Smoke Free Recognition Certificate on October 13

"I've been thinking about going smoke-free for a long time. I was hoping it would be done city-wide but then when the (Champaign) city council didn't do it I decided I should just go ahead". - Bob Monti, Owner, Papa Del's Pizza

Champaign - Papa Del's Pizza, at 206 E. Green Street, Champaign, is now a smoke-free restaurant. Owner Bob Monti 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 ... more...
Oct 12, 2005 October 12 is Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day
Press Conference Will Highlight Domestic Violence in Central Illinois; Advocates Ask Health Providers to Screen All Patients for Abuse

Champaign - Wednesday, October 12 is Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day, and local advocates are using the occasion to highlight the problem of domestic violence in Champaign County and other Central and Southern Illinois... more...
Oct 6, 2005 Physical Injury and Medical Treatment
Victims of domestic violence often require medical care, although they may conceal the cause of their... more...
Oct 5, 2005 New Division Director Comes to Public Health
Larry Rogers, MSW, to Head New Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is proud to announce the hiring of a director of the new Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. Larry Rogers, MSW, comes to the Health District with 15 years of experience in public health and community service, working in management, social work and... more...