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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Peoria County Adopts Food Safety Ordinance

Peoria County – With recommendations from the Peoria County Board of Health and the Peoria County Health Committee, the Peoria County Board adopted revisions to the Peoria County Code, Chapter 10 Food Safety Ordinance, which regulates and establ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquito Pools

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool in Peoria County

Peoria County – The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus positive mosquito sample detected in Peoria County for 2018. "The positive mosquito pool ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Healthy HOI Community Health Needs Assessment survey

Residents to Identify Priority Health Needs in Tri-County

The Partnership for a Healthy Community (Healthy HOI), representing hospitals, clinics, public health, higher education, and social service agencies, is conducting a community health needs assessmen...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Summer Cooling Centers

COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING HIGH HEAT CONDITIONS

Peoria City/County Health Department advises residents to take precautions during extremely high temperatures. During a heat wave, individuals who have no access to a cool environment should use cooling cent...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Health Department Adds a Milk Depot for Mother's Milk

The Peoria City/County Health Department’s new Milk Depot is a convenient drop off station, so busy moms with extra breast milk are spared the task of packaging and shipping their donor milk to a milk bank.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

2017 Sexually Transmitted Disease Report Published

Check out the new 2017 STI Report for Peoria County. The snapshot shows higher incidence of chlamydia and gonorrhea, disparities in race and zip codes. Check out the infographic below and whole report.

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Top 10 leading causes of death in published 2017 Peoria County Mortality Report.

Peoria City/County Health Department published the 2017 Peoria County Mortality Report that focuses on leading causes and rates of death among Peoria County residents. The 21-page report provides key findings for 1,722 deaths, the median age of 76 years, ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Health Alert Synthetic Cannabinoids

Listen to this important health alert on the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids in our area.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Health Department Issues Warning About Synthetic Cannabinoids

Peoria City/County Health Department is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, and spice, after seeing multiple cases in Peoria of people suffering from severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids.

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Food Safety Excellence Awards

Local food establishments will be awarded the 2017 Food Safety Excellence Awards at the Peoria City/County Health Department on Monday, April 16, 2018. Photos at 5:30pm, presentation at 6:00 pm.

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Flu Activity Prompts Hospital Visitor Limits

Area hospitals request public to limit hospital visits during increased flu activity...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Transition to New Food Establishment Inspection Scores

At
its November 16, 2017, meeting, the Peoria County Board of Health approved aproposal to eliminate food inspection scores during 2018 as a way to transition
between the current system and the proposed system that will not be scored theway people h...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Hendrickson Named One of 40 Leaders Under 40

Monica Hendrickson

As Public Health Administrator for the Peoria City/County Health Department, Monica Hendrickson, MPH develops agency goals and plans, establishes administrative policies and procedures, and evaluates agency efforts and impacts on the public health needs o...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

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