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Highlights Accomplishments In Recognition Of National Public Health Week

JOLIET – During the first full week of April, the Will County Health Department joins public health jurisdictions across America in celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW).

The NPHW initiative is designed to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues critical to the health of the nation. It’s also an opportunity to extend a most sincere thank you to the myriad of concerned citizens, groups, agencies, medical partners, and other organizations that work with public health daily to improve community health.

Illegally Made Mexican Cheese Causing Foodborne Illness

Illegally Made Mexican Cheese Causing Foodborne Illness

Illinois Department of Public Health Issues Consumer Warning

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is warning people about the dangers of consuming illegally manufactured cheeses.  Health officials are reporting around 100 cases of salmonellosis in 13 counties believed to be linked to consumption of an illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheese.  A sample of the cheese obtained from the home of a person who became ill tested positive for Salmonella.  IDPH is working with local health departments to identify the manufacturer of the contaminated cheese.  



Health Department Warns Of Health Risks Posed By Mexican-Style Cheese From An Unlicensed Source

Statewide Investigation Ongoing

JOLIET – The Will County Health Department is teaming with the Illinois Department of Public Health, and local health jurisdictions across the state to warn consumers of health risks posed by Mexican-style cheese produced from an unlicensed dairy source.

Study Ranks Will Among State’s Healthiest Counties, Again!

Study Ranks Will Among State’s Healthiest Counties, Again!

AN ONGOING GRANT-FUNDED STUDY RELEASED EARLY WEDNESDAY

March 26, ranks Will County among Illinois’ healthiest counties for the fifth consecutive year.  The study, called Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH), uses data sets collected from numerous sources to rank the health of each Illinois county. The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute authored the MATCH project with the help of funding provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Health Department Urges Colorectal Cancer Screening

Pain-free Screening Can Save Lives

JOLIET – Science and  technology are winning the fight against colorectal cancer, but many Americans still avoid simple screening tests that could save their lives.Cancers of the colon and rectum will kill more than 51,000 Americans during 2014, even though several safe and effective screening options can dramatically reduce personal risk. The Will County Health Department urges area residents, especially those  over the age of 50, to consult a health care professional about the need for colorectal cancer screening.

Doctors Encourage Reading at Children's Check-ups

Doctors Encourage Reading at Children's Check-ups

Reach out and Read program featured on ABC Channel 7 - 'Spirit of Giving' Segment

"Reach out and Read" program was featured on ABC Channel 7 - Spirit of Giving segment. At every "well child" visit at the Will County Community Health Center, doctors give patients a new story book to take home.  It's part of a national partnership among physicians called Reach Out And Read. 

Program Offers Will County Smokers Telephone-Based Cessation Counseling

Resources Available to Help You Quit Smoking

JOLIET – Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., prompting the Will County Health Department to remind area residents that powerful resources are available to help those wishing to kick the habit. The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free, telephone-based cessation counseling service provided to Illinois tobacco users who want to quit smoking for good. Callers to the Quitline (1-866-QUIT-YES) can talk confidentially and free of charge to registered nurses and respiratory therapists, who are certified tobacco treatment counselors.

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