As the Will County Health Department (WCHD) watches their future new building at 501 Ella Avenue begin to take shape, they will also be busy next week marking National Public Health Week, which runs April 1st through 7th.
WCHD will be following the guidelines of the National Public Health Association with some of their scheduled activities for Health Department employees, along with a special opportunity at the Community Health Center (1106 Neal Avenue) on Thursday April 4th for clients to see what the technological side of health care can do for them.
Work continues on the new Will County Health Department Building at 501 Ella Avenue.
Monday the 1st through Wednesday the 3rd, the downstairs community room in the old WCHD building will feature topics such as Healthy Communities, Violence Prevention, and Rural/Environmental Health. Information will be presented between 11 AM and 1 PM by, respectively, the Family Health Services, Behavioral Health, and Environmental Health Divisions. In addition, with Wednesday April 3rd being National Walking Day, employees will be encouraged to walk outside during their break time anytime Monday the 1st through Wednesday the 3rd (using more than one day in case of bad weather), with a chance to win prizes from the WCHD Wellness Committee.
Then, on Thursday April 4th, the Community Health Center (CHC) will be offering, in their waiting area, a chance for clients to sit down and explore various apps that are currently available on line. Some examples of what the CHC will be showing on this “Technology and Public Health Day” will include apps that can assist patients with issues such as anxiety, diabetes, depression, and migraine headaches.
Updates will be provided daily on what topics were covered on the WCHD Facebook and Twitter pages. More information on Will County Health Department programs can be found at www.willcountyhealth.org.