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!

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.
Taking Action Against Diabetes: Local Programs Available

Taking Action Against Diabetes: Local Programs Available

CDC Says One in Eleven Currently have Diabetes

According to the IDPH Vital Statistics Report, 113 diabetes related deaths occurred in Will County in 2014.
Make a Gradual Dietary Change During Whole Grains Month

Make a Gradual Dietary Change During Whole Grains Month

A Tasty, Nutritious Part of Everyday Eating

Whole grains are an important and efficient source of energy for our bodies and part of a balanced diet.
Rabid Bat Discovered in Braidwood

Rabid Bat Discovered in Braidwood

One Person Had Physcial Contact with Bat

Bats need to be reported to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633.
Will Co's 17th, 18th Rabid Bats of Year Found in Bolingbrook, Lockport

Will Co's 17th, 18th Rabid Bats of Year Found in Bolingbrook, Lockport

No Treatment Recommended for Humans at Either Location

Report discovered bats to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633.
Adult Flu Shots Now Available By Appointment

Adult Flu Shots Now Available By Appointment

Children's Flu Shots Available Soon

Call 815-740-8143 for appointments at all Will County Health Department Locations.  For additional flu shot information, call 815-774-7360.
Whole Grains Month: Video Shows Important Nutritional Information

Whole Grains Month: Video Shows Important Nutritional Information

Whole grains keep your heart healthy and are good for digestion and a healthy weight.

The WIC program provides healthy whole grain foods and nutritional information.
County Rabid Bat Total for Year Reaches 16

County Rabid Bat Total for Year Reaches 16

Lastest Rabid Bat Found in New Lenox

One person in the home had known physical contact with the bat.
TAKE ACTION AGAINST DIABETES BEFORE IT REACHES YOU

TAKE ACTION AGAINST DIABETES BEFORE IT REACHES YOU

Diabetes Prevention Programs are a proven approach

The need for prevention has never been greater.
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