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[MARCH 31, 2006]  The Logan County Health Department is set to celebrate its 35th anniversary with an open house on Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. "This is also a celebration of National Public Health Week, which runs April 3 through 9," said Mark Hilliard, administrator of the health department.

The health department was established by a referendum of the Logan County voters in November 1970 and first opened its doors during the following summer.

Thirty-five years later, the health department employees 35 full-time and five part-time or contractual employees who provide services such as WIC, public health nursing, family planning, communicable disease prevention and control, Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, home health care, Department of Children and Family Services foster care, medical service placement, health education, environmental health, asthma partnership, emergency preparedness and response, along with a strong commitment to the Healthy Communities Partnership and the Rural Health mobile unit.

The open house, at 109 Third St., is open to the public.

[Logan County Health Department news release]

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