Tobacco-Free Parks

Tobacco-Free Parks

Tobacco-Free Parks Make Sense

Did you know that approximately 7% of Will County eighth grade students and about 23% of Will County twelfth grade students are currently using tobacco products? (Will County Illinois Youth Survey, 2014). According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, about 11,100 kids under 18 become new daily smokers in Illinois each year. As youth are easily influenced by the people around them, how can we, as a community, work to ensure that youth are surrounded by positive role models? By prohibiting tobacco use at recreational facilities, parks, and playgrounds, we can help establish a tobacco-free community norm and can promote a healthier environment!

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Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

New Organic to Grow Vegetables, Promote Wellness

Will County Health Department employees with a green thumb can soon till the soil at work.  At least 35 employees have signed up for an innovative program spearheaded by the agency’s employee wellness committee and the University of Illinois Extension.
Add Vaccines to Your Back-To-School Checklist

Add Vaccines to Your Back-To-School Checklist

August is National Immunizations Awareness Month

The Will County Health Department is reminding parents to include immunizations on their child's back-to-school checklist.  Immunizations are equally important for college students.
FIRST RABID BAT OF SEASON FOUND IN WILMINGTON, SEVEN PEOPLE RECOMMENDED FOR TREATMENT

FIRST RABID BAT OF SEASON FOUND IN WILMINGTON, SEVEN PEOPLE RECOMMENDED FOR TREATMENT

Dog Found Playing with Bat in Backyard

Bat captured May 20th, tested positive for rabies May 22nd.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION MONTH AT BOLINGBROOK HIGH SCHOOL

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION MONTH AT BOLINGBROOK HIGH SCHOOL

Students Asked to Fill Out Cards with Long Term Goals

Over 700 teens filled "#goals#dreams" cards at Humphrey Middle School and Bolingbrook High School.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION MONTH AT BOLINGBROOK'S HUMPHREY MIDDLE SCHOOL

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION MONTH AT BOLINGBROOK'S HUMPHREY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Activities Will Move to Bolingbrook High School on Monday

Students encouraged to fill out cards concerning their hopes, dreams, and where they see themselves in five and ten years.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION DAYS IN VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION DAYS IN VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT

Will County Health Educators Participate in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

“Making a Difference” and “Making Proud Choices” days during the lunch periods at the Valley View School District’s Hubert Humphrey Middle School and Bolingbrook High School.
NATIONAL NURSES WEEK: FOUR WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT STARS

NATIONAL NURSES WEEK: FOUR WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT STARS

Ten Years-Plus Experience for Each in Family Health Services

Left to Right: RNs and BSNs May Liang, Lou Lamdagan, Nicole Collins, and Maria Reyes.
WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS DIABETES PREVENTION AND DIABETES PROGRAMS

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS DIABETES PREVENTION AND DIABETES PROGRAMS

Lifestyle Changes Right Now Can Make a Difference Down the Road

To reduce the burden of diabetes, the Will County Health Department encourages community members to take advantage of the local Diabetes Prevention Programs.
BEING ALERT FOR CHILD ABUSE SITUATIONS REQUIRES VILLAGE EFFORT

BEING ALERT FOR CHILD ABUSE SITUATIONS REQUIRES VILLAGE EFFORT

Child Abuse a More Complicated Issue; More Eyes Needed

Awareness for emotional abuse needed as well as for physical abuse.
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