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Sep 9, 2005 Public Health Study Finds Dangerous Pollution Levels in Restaurants and Bars That Permit Smoking
Two or More Smokers Can Produce Levels of Particulate Matter in the Air That Are Significantly Higher Than Federal Safety Standards

Restaurant and bar workers and patrons of local establishments that permit cigarette smoking may be exposed to dangerously high levels of particulate matter from ambient tobacco smoke, according to data released today by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

Public Health staff measured the concentration of particles the air smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) in thirteen local taverns, bar and grills, and bars. Particles of this size are released in the air in significant amounts from burning cigarettes and are easily inhaled deeply into the... more...
Sep 9, 2005 Public Health Hosts Conference on Methamphetamines
"Harm Reduction in the Heartland" to Offer Guidance on Interventions to Reduce the Public Health Cost of Crystal Meth Use

Urbana, IL - Public Health will host a conference on methamphetamine use, with a special emphasis on interventions that can reduce the health risks associated with this drug.

"Harm Reduction in the Heartland," an all-day conference to be held at the Urbana Civic Center on September 16, will outline the physical and psychological effects of crystal methamphetamine use; its prevalence in the gay community; methods to reduce the risk of HIV infection in meth users; and the substance abuse treatment needs of methamphetamine... more...
Sep 9, 2005 IDPH Hurricane Katrina Shelter Memo
IDPH memo about their updated... more...
Sep 6, 2005 Public Health to Increase or Add Fees for Some Services
New Fees Comparable to Those of Other County Health Departments; No One Will Be Turned Away for Inability to Pay!

On October 1, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Public Health Department will increase or add fees for some medical and prevention services.

The divisions of Family Health, HIV/STD/TB Prevention & Management and Community Health Nursing will increase or introduce new fees for services such as adult vaccines, school and sports physicals, well child and sick child visits and the administration of flu and pneumonia shots and other... more...
Sep 1, 2005 Health and Safety Officials Prepare for Arrival of Gulf Coast Evacuees
American Red Cross, United Way, Law Enforcement, Transit and Health and Social Service Providers to Open Service Center for Evacuees

Gulf Coast evacuees are already arriving Champaign County, and health and safety officials are opening an Evacuee Service Center tomorrow to help the new arrivals find shelter, food and other essential services. The Service Center will be open to all Gulf Coast evacuees in Champaign County, even those who are already... more...
Sep 1, 2005 Get Your "Health Check" This September in Mahomet, Rantoul, St. Joseph or Tolono
Adult and Child Immunizations, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Screenings Are Available to All Champaign County Residents

The Champaign County Public Health Department is offering the following Health Check Clinics in September. At the clinics, nurses provide adult and child immunizations, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings to all Champaign County... more...
Sep 1, 2005 Get Your "Health Check" in Champaign This September
Adult Immunizations, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Screenings Available at Many Sites

The Champaign County Public Health Department and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District are offering the following Health Check Clinics in Champaign this September. At these clinics, nurses provide adult immunizations, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings to all Champaign County... more...
Aug 9, 2005 Ned Kelly's Hosts C-U Smoke Free Alliance Fundraiser
On August 15, Ten Percent of Proceeds Will Go to Smoke Free Workplace Effort

"We came to feel that the best thing to do for our management, our staff and our non-smoking guests was to provide a healthy environment at all locations. This isn't about them (smokers) and us (non-smokers). This is about health." -- John Schmitt, Managing Partner, Ned Kelly's... more...
Jul 27, 2005 "Wellness on Wheels" Moves To the TIMES Center in August
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Carle Foundation Hospital Team Serve a New Site in August

"Wellness on Wheels offers free preventive health services to the people who most need them," said Julie Pryde, Division Director, HIV/STD/TB Prevention & Management.

Champaign, IL - For two hours each Friday in August, Wellness on Wheels (WOW), Carle Foundation Hospital's mobile health unit, will visit the TIMES Center, 70 E. Washington, in Champaign.... more...
Jul 27, 2005 Health and Safety Officials Urge All to Mind the Heat!
During a Heat Wave, Common Sense is the Best Defense

Champaign County is bracing for a hot weekend, and health and emergency management officials are urging residents to follow some common sense guidelines. The American Red Cross, the City of Champaign Emergency Services and Disaster Agency, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Public Health Department are asking all county residents to follow these guidelines, from the Illinois Emergency Management... more...