Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

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...

Oct 10, 2023 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion
Organization Supports the Initiative's Vision by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Healthy People 2030... more...

Sep 14, 2023 September 17- 23 is Child Passenger Safety Week
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Offer Free Car Seat Checks by Certified Technicians

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) partners with local communities to hold Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from September 17-23 this year. The annual safety week features a dedicated seat inspection event, offering parents and caregivers a valuable opportunity to receive complimentary guidance on the proper installation and utilization of suitable car seats for their children. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will have certified child passenger safety technicians available on Monday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the north side parking lot garage of 201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign. No appointment is... more...

Aug 29, 2023 Advocates for Nursing Home Care Announce the ANHC Community Collaborative
Community Collaborative to Conduct Needs Assessment of Seniors and Caregivers in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Advocates for Nursing Home Care (ANHC) announces the launching of a needs assessment and formation of a community collaborative to address the need for additional nursing home care in Champaign County. The collaborative is composed of local stakeholders, all of whom have an interest in exploring solutions to the current lack of access to convenient and high-quality nursing home care in Champaign... more...

Aug 24, 2023 International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) recognizes August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day. International Overdose Awareness Day is a campaign that aims to honor the many lives lost to drug overdose by raising awareness about the opioid crisis. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is observing this day by distributing NARCAN (naloxone) to community members empowered to mitigate the impacts of this... more...

Aug 2, 2023 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to Close Early on Friday, August 4, at 2:30 p.m.
Closure due to water shutoff necessary for area construction project

CHAMPAIGN, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 4, due to a water shutoff at the main building located at 201 West Kenyon Road in Champaign. Due to ongoing construction in the area, the water supply must be turned off for a period of time. Services at CUPHD will resume Monday, August 7, at 8:00... more...