Public Health Week April 6-12
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[March 28, 2009]
The Logan County Department of
Public Health announces that it will be partnering with local, state
and national public health organizations to observe
National Public Health Week.
April 6-12 will be the week of the observance, with the national
theme "Building the Foundation for a Healthy America." This year
Americans will be encouraged to recommit ourselves to support our
nationís public health system. By doing this we can build on the
successes of the past and establish the solid foundation needed for
a healthier nation.
"The Logan County Department of Public Health observes Public Health
Week by encouraging health department employees to donate essential
items such as blood, food, prescription eyeglasses, cellular phones
and clothing for the local community, and we encourage Logan County
residents to do the same," said Shana Bean, emergency response
coordinator at the health department.
April 6 -- Blood
drive at the Masonic Temple, 2022 N. Kickapoo, noon-6 p.m.
April 8 -- Show
your support for victims of sexual assault by wearing teal. Cell
phones (new, used and broken) are also accepted at the Logan
County Department of Public Health for Sojourn Outreach for
victims of sexual assault.
prescription eyeglasses to the Lions Club. Glasses may be
brought to the Logan County Department of Public Health.
Donate gently used
clothing items to a charity of your choice, such as Pink Shutter
or Mission Mart.
nonperishable items to a local food pantry of your choice.
Eat a balanced diet every day and
exercise on a regular basis.
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The Logan County Department of Public Health offers many services to
the community. Services provided include WIC, public health nursing,
communicable disease prevention and control, Illinois Breast and
Cervical Cancer Program, home health services, Department of
Children and Family Services foster care, medical services
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.
Public health appears in our day-to-day lives whether we realize
it or not -- from the moment you turn on your faucet to brush your
teeth with clean running water to times when needed immunizations
are administered in public emergencies or disasters.
Take time to familiarize yourself with all the services that are
offered by the Logan County Department of Public Health. For further
information on Public Health Week or services provided, contact the
Logan County Department of Public at 217-735-2317 or
email@example.com and visit
[Text from file received from
Logan County Department
of Public Health]