New Signs on Richards and Mills Direct Residents to WCHD, CHC, TB Clinic, Sunny Hill

New Signs on Richards and Mills Direct Residents to WCHD, CHC, TB Clinic, Sunny Hill

The Will County Health Department thanks Will County Facilities for their help with two new signs on Mills (left) and Richards (right); directing residents to the Will County Health Department, the Will County Community Health Center, the TB Clinic, and Sunny Hill Nursing Home.

National Foundation Aims to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes for African-American Women

National Foundation Aims to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes for African-American Women

A national breast cancer foundation, Susan G. Komen, is working to improve breast cancer outcomes among Black/African-American women. This effort is part of Komen’s African American Health Equity Initiative.  John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a mission-driven public health organization, is assisting in gathering information from across the…

Illinois Now Reporting Fifth Illinois Resident Dies After Vaping Related Lung Injury

Illinois Now Reporting Fifth Illinois Resident Dies After Vaping Related Lung Injury

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a fifth Illinois resident who had recently been hospitalized with lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products (EVALI).  At this time, a total of 187 people in Illinois,…

Jeff Eberhard’s Micro Pantry Effort Comes in Second for the Governor’s Cup Award

Jeff Eberhard’s Micro Pantry Effort Comes in Second for the Governor’s Cup Award

Jeff Eberhard, creator of the Micro Pantry, was in Springfield on November 14th to receive a Governor’s Hometown Award as a Governor’s Cup Finalist.  He was nominated by Will County Health Department Program Coordinators Cindy Jackson and Katie Weber for his Micro Pantry innovation, allowing…