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Posted on: April 4, 2020

First COVID-19 Death in Peoria County

The Peoria City/County Health Department and the Peoria County Coroner are reporting the death of a Peoria County resident who tested positive for COVID-19. This event marks the first fatality in Peoria County due to COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Response Prompts Closure of Health Dept Building to Public - Services Limited

Peoria City/County Health Department is providing emergency response and community guidance during the COVID-19 event. The building at 2116 N. Sheridan Road, Peoria, will be closed Tuesday March 17, 2020 until April 1, 2020 at which point we will reassess...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

Check out the COVID-19 coronavirus webpage for important links to information and guidance.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

CANCELLED -The 3-16-20 Food Safety Excellence Award Ceremony has been cancelled.

2019 Food Safety Excellence Award Ceremony

The Peoria City/County Health Department will announce and recognize ten local establishments as recipients of the 2019 Food Safety Excellence Award on Monday, March 16, 2020. The award ceremony will be held at 5:...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

1-3-20 January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month

The Partnership for a Healthy Community is encouraging residents to test the radon level in their home. The best time to test for radon is during cold weather when windows and doors are closed. Radon is a radioactive ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

1-15-20 Open Nutritionist Position

Always looking for new talent in public health - nutritionists are in demand. Check us out for all positions at the Peoria County Jobs Center at  https://lnkd.in/dutxs4X.

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

10-30-19 Breastfeeding Support Award (PDF)

During a special regional awards ceremony in Waukegan, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognized Peoria City/County Health Department and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) staff for exemplary breast...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

10-29-19 Health Dept Accepts Private Insurance

Peoria City/County Health Department Accepts Private Insurance

For Health Clinic Services

 

Peoria - The Peoria City/County Health Department now accepts some private insurance, as well as Medicaid cards for services delivered through the health cli...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

10-4-19 October is Healthy Lung Month

10-4-19 Joint P4HC October is Healthy Lung Month

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

8-28-19 Prepare and Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month

Prepare and Plan during Emergency Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, which was founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S.  National Preparedness Month is a time to reflect and prepare for unexpected emergenci...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

8-26-19 Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting on 9-4-19

The Peoria Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 4, 2019 at 3pm at Peoria City/County Health Department  to officially welcome Heartland Health Services in providing additional patient care at the health department ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

7-18-19 Summer Heat and Cooling Centers

Regional Cooling Centers Open During High Heat Conditions

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

6-10-19 Participants Needed for I-TICK Collection

Participants Needed to Assist in Data Collection for I-TICK Hub

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

5-9-19 Clean up Precautions After the Flood

Flood Clean-up Precautions

Public health and safety are the number one concerns after heavy rains and flooding. Flood water can carry bacteria and other contaminants that could cause disease and illness. 

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

5-8-19 Water Well Test Kits Available

Well Water Test Kits Available for Wells Exposed to Flood Waters

With recent flooding of land and fields in Central Illinois, many private water wells may have been exposed to flood waters which can pose a public health hazard. Flood waters carry contamina...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

5-7-19 Flooding Information for Peoria County

Flooding situations in Peoria County have caused concern with questions about private water well systems and private sewage disposal, as well as clean up directions for after flooding. See our Flooding webpage for procedures and links to information.

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

3-21-19 Community Gardens Workshop on 3-27-19

Community Gardens Workshop - Developing a Food Safety Plan

In Peoria and across the region, the number of community gardens is growing by the week. The need for food safety awareness is essential for garden managers, gardening volunteers, or anyone with an...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

3-1-19 Participants Needed to Test Well Water for Lead Contaminants

Participants Needed to Test Well Water for Lead Contaminants

We know that lead is harmful to health – especially the health of children. We know that drinking water in cities with public water systems can contain lead. What we do NOT know is if lead is fou...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

2-28-19 Food Safety Excellence Awards Presented

2-19 Food safety excellence awards

Food Safety Awards Presented to Local Establishments

The Peoria County Board of Health recognized 28 local establishments as recipients of the 2018 Food Safety Excellence Award. Food establishments apply each year for this special award that embodies the d...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

1-18-19 Winter Storm and Warming Centers in Central Illinois

Winter Storm Warning is Here

With a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service in place this weekend in the Central Illinois Region, expect cold weather, windy conditions, and snow. Local Health Departments encourage travelers to be aware of sl...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

8-15-18 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 establishes stan...

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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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