Will County Board of Health Meeting February 16, 2022
WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Will County Board of Health meeting will be held via TELECONFERENCE
via TELECONFERENCE – TEAMS APP
1- 708-566-6764 Phone / Conference ID 751 627 241#
FEBRUARY 16, 2022 – 3:00PM
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor’s recent disaster proclamation, the number of COVID-19 cases in will county, and the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, it is determined by the president of the Will County Board of Health that in-person meetings are not practical nor prudent.
Therefore, the meetings of the Will County Board of Health shall be held via video and/or audio until further notice. This meeting will be held via videoconference/telephonically through the Microsoft Teams events platform. Will County Board of Health members will be attending the meeting remotely and the general public is strongly encouraged to do the same.
Will County Health Department’s Armando Reyes has been selected to serve on the advisory board on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Will-Grundy.
The Will County Board of Health has appointed Elizabeth Bilotta as Will County Health Department’s next Executive Director, effective February 4, 2023. Bilotta takes over the executive director role following the retirement of Susan Olenek after 33 years of service. “After 33 years of public service to this community, leaving is bittersweet,” said Olenek. “But I leave knowing this agency and the community will be in very capable, dedicated hands.”
The deadline for the ACA marketplace open enrollment is January 15th. Our certified enrollment counselors are here to help with marketplace and Medicaid open enrollment events. The Will County Health Department will be hosting the following three enrollment events. All the events are first come, first serve for walk-ins and appointments are not available.
The holidays are often viewed as a time of happiness and cheerfulness. But for some, the holiday season can evoke feelings of sadness, depression and anxiety, often simplified as the holiday blues. Dr. Joe Troiani, Will County Health Department’s Director of Behavioral Health, offers some tips to alleviate the blues.