HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S EASTERN BRANCH OFFICE IN MONEE MARKS TWO YEARS

HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S EASTERN BRANCH OFFICE IN MONEE MARKS TWO YEARS

Eastern Branch Office Serves Residents of Seven Will County Townships

 EBO operates at the intersection of Monee-Manhattan Road and Egyptian Trail, less and a half-mile east of Interstate 57.

Grants from Will County Partners for Healthy Families; Resolutions for 2017

Teaching Nutritional Food Knowledge and Physical Health to Children

Joliet- The cooperative efforts of eight Will County community organizations are once again coming together to offer grants to provide healthy opportunities for area youth.
Will County Residents Encouraged To “Rethink Your Drink”

Will County Residents Encouraged To “Rethink Your Drink”

Campaign Designed To Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Consumption

JOLIET – The Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative is proud to announce the launch of “Rethink Your Drink”, an educational campaign to encourage residents to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. The campaign is sponsored by the MAPP Chronic Care Action team and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugar in the American diet. One can of soda contains more than the recommended daily sugar intake for an adult.

Will County Health Department Named Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

Will County Health Department Named Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

Annual Award By American Heart Association Recognizes Excellent Workplace Health

JOLIET – The Will County Health Department has been named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association based upon outstanding workplace health. The annual award recognizes exceptional activities that promote health and well-being for employees.

 

Do You “Know Where To Go?”

New Initiative Aims to Curb Emergency Room Abuse

JOLIET – Unnecessary emergency room (ER) visits cost area consumers billions of dollars during 2015, but a new initiative championed by Will County’s Mobilizing Action for Planning and Partnerships Collaborative (MAPP), is designed to reduce healthcare costs.

Health Department Urges Childhood Immunization Compliance

Call To Action Comes During National Infant Immunization Week

JOLIET – Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.

Family Health Services and National Public Health Week (NPHW)

Family Health Services and National Public Health Week (NPHW)

Family Health Services programs take on added significance during National Public Health Week

The variety of programs provided by the Health Department’s Division of Family Health Services speaks to the significance we attach to National Public Health Week.

February Is Rethink Your Drink Month In Illinois

Sugar Sweetened Beverages Contribute To Growing Obesity Problem

JOLIET – Numbers tell the story, at least when it comes to sugar sweetened beverages and obesity.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Promotes Prevention

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Promotes Prevention

Early Detection is Key to Successful Treatment

JOLIET – As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, the Will County Health Department and Community Health Center urges area women to take action during January – Cervical Health Awareness Month.

Tobacco Free Parks A Reality In Wilmington

Tobacco Free Parks A Reality In Wilmington

Ordinance Championed By Reality Illinois Teens Earns City Council Approval

JOLIET – The Wilmington City Council adopted an ordinance making most city parks tobacco free December 15, thanks largely to a group of committed teens from Wilmington High School.

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