Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Mar 4, 2024 Champaign County EMA Urges Planning for Severe Weather
Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 4-8, 2024

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) is urging residents to prepare for severe weather as part of Severe Weather Preparedness week, March 4-8, 2024. Illinois had the most tornadoes of any U.S. state last year with 121. These storms resulted in four fatalities, 54 injuries and caused millions of dollars in property damage. While people cannot stop severe thunderstorms, lightning, or tornadoes from happening, there are steps that everyone can take to minimize the impacts of severe weather on our lives and our families. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the following precautions can be taken to prepare for severe... more...

Feb 13, 2024 Empowering Black Excellence: Black Health, Wealth, and Wellness Event Set to Celebrate Black History
Panel Discussion Presented by Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's Justice Coalition

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), along with the District's Justice Coalition committee, is proud to announce, "Black Health, Wealth, and Wellness," a panel discussion in celebration of Black History Month. Scheduled for February 22 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 5:30 pm for light refreshments, this event promises to be an empowering gathering of local Black community leaders highlighting the vital intersections of health, wealth, and wellness within the Black community.

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Feb 7, 2024 Revolutionizing Energy Efficiency: Cutting-Edge Solar Panels Installed Atop Champaign-Urbana Public
Champaign-Urbana Public Health Embraces Sustainability Through Implementation of Solar Energy

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is proud to announce a significant step forward in its commitment to environmental stewardship. With a steadfast focus on reducing energy costs and minimizing its carbon footprint, CUPHD has recently completed the installation of state-of-the-art photovoltaic panels atop the 99,000 square foot building. This implementation not only underscores the organization's dedication to sustainability but also marks a substantial milestone in its efforts to embrace renewable energy... more...

Jan 29, 2024 Examens dentaires et nettoyages gratuits pour les enfants le samedi 10 février au Parkland College
La Société dentaire du district d'Illini, le district de santé publique de Champaign-Urbana et la clinique d'hygiène dentaire du Parkland College participent à la journée Give Kids A Smile

CHAMPAIGN, IL - L'Illini District Dental Society parrainera la journée Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) le samedi 10 février 2024, de 8h00 à 12h00 à la clinique d' hygiène dentaire du Parkland College située au 2400 W. Bradley à Champaign. L'événement fait partie du programme d' accès dentaire pour enfants par l' intermédiaire de l' American Dental Association® (ADA), qui fourni des services des soins bucco-dentaires gratuits aux enfants de familles à faible... more...

Jan 29, 2024 Limpiezas y exámenes dentales gratuitos para niños el sábado 10 de febrero en Parkland College
La Sociedad Dental del Distrito de Illini, el Distrito de Salud Pública de Champaign- Urbana y la Clínica de Higiene Dental de Parkland College participan en el Día Give Kids A Smile

CHAMPAIGN, IL - La Sociedad Dental del Distrito de Illini patrocinará el Día Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) el sábado 10 de febrero de 2024, de 8:00 a. m. a 12:00 p. m. en la Clínica de Higiene Dental de Parkland College ubicada en 2400 W. Bradley en Champaign. El evento es parte del Programa de Acceso Dental Infantil a través de la American Dental Association® (ADA), que brinda servicios gratuitos de atención dental bucal a niños de familias de bajos... more...

Jan 29, 2024 Free Dental Exams and Cleanings for Children on Saturday, February 10, at Parkland College
The Illini District Dental Society, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, and Parkland College Dental Hygiene Clinic Participate in Give Kids A Smile Day

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Illini District Dental Society will sponsor Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) Day on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Parkland College Dental Hygiene Clinic located at 2400 W. Bradley in Champaign. The event is part of the Children's Dental Access Program through the American Dental Association (ADA), which provides free oral healthcare services to children of low-income... more...

Jan 22, 2024 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Closed Due to Weather Conditions
Adverse Weather Forces Office Closures: Prioritizing Safety Amid Icy Road Conditions

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will be closed today, January 22, due to inclement weather conditions. This includes the following locations:

201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign
520 E. Wabash in Rantoul

Services will resume Tuesday, January 23, at 8:00 a.m. For the latest updates and information, visit... more...

Jan 17, 2024 Smoke-Free Illinois Act to Now Include Electronic Smoking Devices
New Law Began on January 1st

CHAMPAIGN, IL - As of January 1, 2024, The Smoke-Free Illinois Act (SFIA) now prohibits the use of e- cigarettes, vapes, and other electronic smoking devices in public places, places of employment, and within 15 feet of any entrance, exit, open window, or ventilation intake. Businesses are required to update their signage to explicitly include vaping and e-cigarette use. These signs must be strategically placed within clear view for both employees and... more...

Jan 15, 2024 Advocates for Aging Care and Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Launch Survey January 15
"Your Voice Matters: A Survey of Older Adults and Family Caregivers in Champaign County" Aims to Understand the Needs for County's Aging Population

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Advocates for Aging Care (AAC), formerly Advocates for Nursing Home Care, in collaboration with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), will launch the survey titled, "Your Voice Matters: A Survey of Older Adults and Family Caregivers in Champaign County" on January 15. The survey aims to gather insights from adults aged 60 and older, as well as family caregivers, to better understand the experiences and needs in caring for Champaign County's senior population. The survey will assess access, interest, and utilization of rehabilitation, long-term, nursing home care, and related services and facilities in Champaign County. The results will be used to develop a plan to meet gaps in services. These results will be combined with a provider survey being conducted by CUPHD as well as a market study... more...

Jan 8, 2024 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Home Radon Testing During Radon Action Month
Radon Gas Causes More Than 20,000 Lung Cancer Deaths in the Country Every Year; Champaign County's Tested Homes on Average are Above the Radon Action Level

CHAMPAIGN, IL - January is National Radon Action Month, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages citizens to learn more about the threat of radon and to test their homes, schools, and workplaces for its presence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to indoor radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United... more...