Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person's quality of life. Visit our asthma page for more information and resources on asthma.
Project Towards No Tobacco Use (Project TNT) is an evidence-based curriculum offered through ten 40-minute sessions, designed to reduce youth tobacco use. Health educators from C-UPHD offer this program to 4th and 5th grade classrooms in Champaign County. Some topics include consequences of tobacco use, self-esteem, refusal skills and advertising. For more information or to schedule Project TNT for your 5th grade class contact Talia Oakley,
Throughout the year, we offer a 7-week, 8 session class on smoking cessation. The class helps smokers walk through the quitting process with a team of people going through the same experience. To get on the waiting list or to get more information, contact Talia Oakley,
Illinois Tobacco Quitline Anyone interested in quitting smoking can call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline 7 days a week from 7am-9pm. They will talk you through cravings, walk you through the quitting process, and help you prepare for your new smoke-free life. 1866-QuitYes
Tobacco Vendor Compliance Checks Tobacco vendors in Champaign County are checked for compliance with minimum age laws three times a year.
We chair the Champaign County Tobacco Prevention Coalition. The Coalition meets once each month on the first Friday of the month at 11:30 at various location. To join the Coalition, contact Nikki Hillier,
Coalition for Comprehensive Sex Education is a group of professionals, parents, teachers, and students that meets regularly to address the sexual health educational needs of the community, to join this coalition, contact Jennifer Jackson .
Making Proud Choices is a 5-week, 9-module age-appropriate, evidence-based sexual health curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students. For more information on this effort, contact Jennifer Jackson atAlcohol Server Training
We work with area schools to implement Coordinated School Health efforts (including a Coordinated Approach To Child Health, CATCH) as part of their mandated school wellness policies. We supply all the resources for the effort.
More information on CATCH and the steps to implementing CATCH
Schools who are currently implementing CATCH include:
Germ Busters will present for your pre-K or Kindergarten classrooms to talk with students about preventing the spread of germs. To schedule a 30-minute lesson for your class or after school program, contact Talia Oakley, . To order a free Germ Busters DVD contact Crystal Anderson, .