Media Relations & Press Releases
"MOSQUITO NEW YEAR" ONCE AGAIN LEADS TO TALK OF WEST NILE VIRUS AND ZIKA

Press Release: "MOSQUITO NEW YEAR" ONCE AGAIN LEADS TO TALK OF WEST NILE VIRUS AND ZIKA

Specific Mosquitoes Carry Both Diseases; Precautions are Advised

Monday, April 24, 2017/Author: Website Administrator 10/Number of views (2562)/ Article rating: No rating
At the Will County Health Department Environmental Division, there are two diseases connected to mosquitoes on everyone’s mind. more...
BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY HAS SPECIAL MEANING AT WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Press Release: BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY HAS SPECIAL MEANING AT WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

A Day of Education for Sons and Daughters of Health Department Workers

Monday, April 24, 2017/Author: Family Health Services Staff/Number of views (2826)/ Article rating: No rating
For over ten years running, the Health Department has been able to use this special day as a day of fun learning for the children of employees that participate. more...
FEBRUARY IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH; PROPER CARE BEGINS AS SOON AS FIRST TEETH ARRIVE

Press Release: FEBRUARY IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH; PROPER CARE BEGINS AS SOON AS FIRST TEETH ARRIVE

Education and Preventive Care are Top Priorities; Says Dr. Sangita Garg

Wednesday, February 1, 2017/Author: Website Administrator 10/Number of views (4057)/ Article rating: No rating

Joliet- As Dental Health Month begins, Will County Health Department Community Health Center Dental Director Dr. Sangita Garg says the goal of her department is to bring in children as young as one year of age, when their teeth are just coming in.

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Press Release: Grants from Will County Partners for Healthy Families; Resolutions for 2017

Teaching Nutritional Food Knowledge and Physical Health to Children

Tuesday, December 13, 2016/Author: Website Administrator 10/Number of views (4582)/ Article rating: 5.0
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. more...
Will County Community Health Center Welcomes Certified Addiction Counselor

Press Release: Will County Community Health Center Welcomes Certified Addiction Counselor

A Change at Age 50 Leads to a Counseling Career

Tuesday, December 13, 2016/Author: Website Administrator 10/Number of views (4166)/ Article rating: 4.7

JOLIET- In our first of a series about the people in the Will County Health Department, we take a look at a man who made a mid-life career change, motivated by some experiences he witnessed in his own family.

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Will County Health Department Prepared For Flu Season

Press Release: Will County Health Department Prepared For Flu Season

Vaccines Now Available For All Ages

Friday, September 16, 2016/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (7421)/ Article rating: No rating

JOLIET – As flu season approaches, the Will County Health Department officials would like to remind residents how important flu shots can be to maintaining one’s health. The health department is now offering flu shots for all ages at its locations in Joliet, Bolingbrook and Monee.

 

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Will County Residents Encouraged To “Rethink Your Drink”

Press Release: Will County Residents Encouraged To “Rethink Your Drink”

Campaign Designed To Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Consumption

Friday, September 2, 2016/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (6783)/ Article rating: No rating

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.

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Will County Health Department Named Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

Press Release: Will County Health Department Named Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

Annual Award By American Heart Association Recognizes Excellent Workplace Health

Thursday, June 30, 2016/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (5961)/ Article rating: 5.0

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.

 

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Press Release: Do You “Know Where To Go?”

New Initiative Aims to Curb Emergency Room Abuse

Monday, June 13, 2016/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (6073)/ Article rating: No rating

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.

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Health Department Helps Keep Temporary Events Safe

Press Release: Health Department Helps Keep Temporary Events Safe

Special Inspections Help Keep Temporary Events Free of Foodborne Illness

Tuesday, May 17, 2016/Author: Administrative Services Staff/Number of views (6677)/ Article rating: No rating

If your church, business, club, or community organization sponsors a fundraiser where food is served, you probably know the Will County Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health inspects and permits temporary events to insure food safety.

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