Happy Thanksgiving: Will Co Health Dept and Community Health Center Closed Thurs and Fri

Happy Thanksgiving: Will Co Health Dept and Community Health Center Closed Thurs and Fri

Community Health Center Running Normal Saturday Hours

Have a Great Holiday!
Reminder: Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act's 2018 Plan Runs through Dec 15th

Reminder: Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act's 2018 Plan Runs through Dec 15th

Can be done Online, through the Mail, In-Person, on the Phone, or through a Broker

Plans sold during this period begin on January 1, 2018.
Will County Health Board Officers Retain Positions for Another Year

Will County Health Board Officers Retain Positions for Another Year

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Member-at-Large Remain the Same

James Zelko, former Health Department Executive Director, will continue to serve as Health Board President.
Antibiotics: You Don't Always Need Them

Antibiotics: You Don't Always Need Them

U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week, Nov 13-19

Antibiotics are used incorrectly or unnecessarily more than 50 percent of the time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Holiday Food Safety: The Basics and Everything Else

Holiday Food Safety: The Basics and Everything Else

Four Key Areas: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill

There may be some tips that make people say, “Oh, I never thought of that!”
Health Literacy: A Two-Way Street for Healthcare's Future

Health Literacy: A Two-Way Street for Healthcare's Future

Key Component: Education of Future Young Adults

What exactly is “health literacy,” and why is it important for healthcare’s future?
DuPage Co Health Dept Supports CDC's New "Be Antibiotics Aware" Effort

DuPage Co Health Dept Supports CDC's New "Be Antibiotics Aware" Effort

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: Nov 13th to 19th

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 die as a result.
Will County Health Department Teammates Combine to Offer HIV PrEP Clinic

Will County Health Department Teammates Combine to Offer HIV PrEP Clinic

Follow-Up Visits Required for this Program

The drug Truvada, approved by the FDA for helping prevent HIV in 2012, is a major cog in this battle.
Flu Season: No Surprises Thus Far, But be Prepared

Flu Season: No Surprises Thus Far, But be Prepared

This Year's Flu Shot Serum Targets Three Strains

H1N1, eight years after 2009 scare, is now just one of many strains to watch.
Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Children Requires Keen Observance

Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Children Requires Keen Observance

The Problem Often Goes Beyond Old Lead Paint

"They might test high, but they’re in a new house, so it’s obviously not lead paint. That’s when you have to look at other factors, such as food or what it’s being cooked in.”
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