Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)

Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)

Promotes Health Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

Better Birth Outcomes is a prenatal education and support program that helps women achieve healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Nurse case managers meet with clients monthly in the WIC office and in the home. Transportation assistance (gas cards) is provided on an as needed basis.
Program Eligibility
Participants that are eligible for BBO include pregnant women with the following risk factors:
• Medical condition (examples: diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, lupus, etc.)
• Smoking, Vaping, drug or alcohol use
• Previous miscarriage or premature birth
• Third child in 3½years
• Pregnant with twins or triplets
• History of HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases
• Over 40 years or under 15 years of age
• Previously/currently abused by anyone
• Homeless
• Previously incarcerated
• Previous/current involvement with DCFS
Applicants must live in Will County and meet eligibility requirements to participate. Eligibility can be determined via telephone. Call the Program Manager at (815)727-8505 for an appointment or for more specific information. This service is provided free of charge for eligible participants

Family Health Services News
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

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.
Third and Fourth Rabid Bats Found In Will County; No Human Treatment Needed

Third and Fourth Rabid Bats Found In Will County; No Human Treatment Needed

Indoor/Outdoor Cat Given Rabies Booster

One more in Joliet, one in Homer Glen.
Second Will County Rabid Bat of Season Found in South Naperville

Second Will County Rabid Bat of Season Found in South Naperville

Trapped After it Flew into a Washing Machine

Bats discovered in Will County need to be reported immediately to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633
First Rabid Bat of Season Caught in Joliet

First Rabid Bat of Season Caught in Joliet

Three Family Members Exposed to Bat Given Information, Options

Bats need to be immediately reported to Animal Control.
June 1st: Immunizations BY APPOINTMENT at Will Co Health Dept

June 1st: Immunizations BY APPOINTMENT at Will Co Health Dept

Make Appointment by Calling 815-740-8143 or 877-942-5807

Applies to Joliet, Monee, and Bolingbrook Immunizations Clinics.
IDHS Receives Billboard Donations to Promote Illinois Helpline for Opioids, other Substances, Across the State

IDHS Receives Billboard Donations to Promote Illinois Helpline for Opioids, other Substances, Across the State

Outdoor Advertising Association of Illinois Donated about 100 Billboards to IDHS to Promote New Illinois Helpline

More than 2,200 people have already reached out to the Helpline.
GOAL: Getting to Zero; CHC PrEP Clinic Helps the Efforts

GOAL: Getting to Zero; CHC PrEP Clinic Helps the Efforts

Part of "Getting to Zero" Project Concerning New HIV Cases

A new team effort between two Will County Health Department divisions.
Study: E-Cigarette Users Less Likely to Quit Tobacco

Study: E-Cigarette Users Less Likely to Quit Tobacco

Those Who Vape Shown to be Only Half as Likely to Give Up Tobacco.

A study says daily e-cigarette use was associated with 48 percent lower odds of having quit regular cigarettes.
Bolingbrook Becomes First Will County "Tobacco 21" City

Bolingbrook Becomes First Will County "Tobacco 21" City

Joining over a Dozen Suburban Municipalities

Includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices as well.
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