Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

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Our Mission

The mission of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is to center equity to ensure the health and safety of our community through education, preparedness, partnership, and policy.

Our Goals

  • To Prevent Disease, Injury and Disability
  • To Promote Healthy Lifestyles
  • To Provide Early Diagnosis for Improved Health Outcomes and Reduced Health Care Costs

Our Vision

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is a trusted agent in a thriving community.

Our Values

  • We believe everyone should have equal opportunity for individual wellness and to live in a healthy and safe community.
  • We cultivate partnerships across sector and community groups to understand and collectively address root causes of inequities and systems of oppression.
  • We embrace the diversity of our community and commit to providing exceptional service to all.
  • We value people‚Äôs personal experiences and believe that community engagement is vital to building trust and implementing community driven solutions.
  • We acknowledge our accountability to the public by demonstrating fiscal responsibility and the provision of essential public health services.
  • We leverage data and evidence-based research to guide our programs, services, and decision-making.
  • We support a culture of quality, innovation and creativity.
  • We respond to the changing needs of our community and advocate for the necessary resources to meet those needs.

What We Do

The Health District offers an array of services and programs that reach people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Women come here for pregnancy care, nutrition advice, educational support, supplemental food coupons, pregnancy tests, genetics referrals and breastfeeding support.

Parents bring their children to us for immunizations, dental care, blood lead tests, baby care and developmental testing. They rely on the Health District for guidance on proper car seat installations. They come to us for help with KidCare and FamilyCare medical insurance applications.

Smokers get assistance kicking the habit.

People with diabetes depend on Health District nurses for help monitoring their health.

People living with HIV and AIDS rely on us for case management. Young and old come to our clinics for health screenings, flu and pneumonia shots and other immunizations.

We inspect food and drink establishments, and tanning facilities. We conduct lead investigations, license wells and provide food-handling instruction.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District works in a systematic way to address public health emergencies within Champaign County utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS). As the Emergency Support Function(ESF) #8 lead for Champaign County, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District works closely with local, state and federal partners to restore communities to pre-incident conditions and to lessen the effects of public health emergencies, whether they be natural, technical or man-made.

The list of services goes on and on. Each of the Health District divisions - Administration; Community Health Nursing & Clinical Services; Community Health Surveillance, Planning & Education; Dental Health; Environmental Health; Family Health; and HIV/STD/TB Prevention & Management - serves a unique public health function. All programs within these divisions are designed to address health priorities in the Champaign-Urbana community.

Health District offices are located in Champaign, Urbana and Rantoul, but we also bring our services to numerous other sites in Champaign County.

We have a contractual relationship with the Champaign County Public Health Department Board of Health, which provides funding to support services to ensure food and water protection, safe sewage, and investigation and mitigation of communicable diseases to county residents outside Champaign and Urbana.

We also partner with dozens of other health and social service providers, sharing resources and expertise to get health services to the people who most need them.

We invite you to take advantage of our many programs and services. There is almost certainly something here that could benefit your health and the health of those you love. Look around!

How Do We Do What We Do?

Public Health gets revenue from a variety of sources. Our primary sources of money to provide our services are:

fiscal year 2023 revenue