Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

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...

Jun 20, 2005 Health District Board Supports Smoke-free Resolution
Champaign-Urbana and Champaign County Public Health United on Support

"A healthy workplace is an essential part of the public health equation."
--Dave King, Public Health Administrator

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's Board of Health has voted to sign a resolution supporting the prohibition of smoking in public places and in places of employment in Champaign and Urbana. The Champaign County Board of Health also supports the resolution.

"Both boards of health are united on their support of any initiative to prevent disease and protect public health. That is our mission," said Dave King, Public Health... more...

Jun 20, 2005 Monday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day
Public Health to Offer Anonymous HIV Counseling and Testing in Urbana, Rantoul, Danville and Decatur

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Champaign County Public Health Department are working together to bring anonymous HIV counseling and testing to several local communities.

Begun by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US), National HIV Testing Day is meant to encourage those at risk of becoming infected to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing.... more...

Apr 27, 2005 It's National Infant Immunization Week
Public Health Provides Hundreds of Infant Immunizations Each Year in Champaign County

The last week of April is National Infant Immunization Week, an annual observance that highlights immunizations as an important way to protect children from a dozen potentially life-threatening... more...

Apr 13, 2005 Smokers Hoping to Kick the Habit Have Lots of Options
For the First Time Ever, Freedom From Smoking Is Offered During the Day

"We've always offered classes in the evening and have quickly filled the classes. We've had requests for daytime classes and thought we would try it and see if we got the same response. This way we can serve the people who work in the evenings, too." - Nikki Hillier, program facilitator.

Champaign, Il - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, the Champaign County Public Health Department and Carle Foundation Hospital are offering three new Freedom From Smoking programs this spring, one of which will be offered during the day. Public Health and Carle have collaborated to bring more than a dozen Freedom From Smoking classes to the community, but have never before offered the program during the... more...

Mar 18, 2005 Thursday, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day
Public Health is Part of a Worldwide Effort to Eradicate TB

Champaign, IL - March 24 is World TB Day, an annual observance meant to draw attention to a disease that contributes to the deaths of more than 2 million people every year.

One-third of the world's population is infected with TB

Each year, 9 million people become sick with TB

TB is the leading killer of people infected with HIV

Tuberculosis is a significant health concern in Champaign County. The disease has not been eradicated here, and students and others move to Champaign-Urbana from every part of the world. Without widespread TB testing and treatment, the disease could quickly... more...

Mar 15, 2005 A Trip to the Barbershop Could Save Your Life!
Health Providers Team up With Rose & Taylor Barbershop To Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screenings and Haircuts.

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, the Champaign County Christian Health Center and Rose & Taylor Barbershop in Champaign will again offer free prostate cancer screenings and haircuts this Saturday, March... more...

Jan 25, 2005 Wellness on Wheels 2 to Serve Two Local HIgh Schools
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Christie Clinic team up to bring health services to teen... more...

Jan 5, 2005 Wellness on Wheels is Back in Action
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and Carle Foundation Hospital Team Up to Bring Health Services to the... more...