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The Will County Health Department and Community Health Center will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.