811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
For 24/7 Mental or Public Health Emergencies, call 630-553-9100
Monday and Friday: 8am - 4:30pm   •   Tuesday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm

Dear Community Members,

AD_Amaal

Welcome to the Kendall County Health Department information pages.  We have organized our programs, our services, and well being information that is relevant to quality of life matters for our community members.  Several community partners have also contributed to the development of a 2021  MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) priorities and related vision statement:

  • Increase community population opportunities for access to oral health  care
  • Decrease community population potential exposure to Lyme Disease
  • Connect seniors to assets that reduce socio-economic duress and support mental health

Complete health includes social well being, mental health, environmental health, and physical health.  To this end; we aspire to educate, motivate, inspire, and empower citizens of Kendall County to make healthy choices.

(Kendall County Community MAPP Partners, 11/15)

I would like to invite you to speak with me about your input,  insights, or questions with regard to this important work. I would also be honored to speak with you about your input,  insights, and reflections with regard to any of the information on our web site.  Feel free to contact me at (630) 553-8097.

Peace, Amaal 


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Wellness Alerts

Asthma and Its Environmental Triggers

July 12th, 2017

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung. This inflammatory process can occur along the entire airway from the nose to the lung. Once the airway becomes swollen and inflamed, it becomes narrower, and less air gets through to the lung tissue. This causes symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing. During an asthma attack, the muscles around the airways tighten up and the asthma symptoms become even worse than usual.

Once considered a minor ailment, asthma is now the most common chronic disorder in childhood. The prevalence of asthma has progressively increased over the past 15 years. In the United States alone, nearly 40 million people — 13.3 percent of adults and 13.8 percent of children — have been diagnosed with asthma.

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Featured News

Kendall County Electronics Recycling Event

Do you have an old printer, cell phone, computer monitor or other electronic device that you want to get rid of?

On Saturday, August...

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The Opioid Epidemic: An Overview of the Problem and Treatment Approaches

Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription...

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Faith-based groups making climate, health a priority: Public health joins faith groups on food access, sustainability

By: Julia Haskins

Across faith and religious traditions, worshipers are often taught that they have a moral obligation to take care...

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Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

On June 29th, Kendall-Grundy Community Action Advisory Board members Jane Swinney and Kathy Braden, awarded 8 area students with Community...

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Upcoming Events

Cooking Matters

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Electronics Recycling Event

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Fair Lending Workshop

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Freedom from Smoking

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Want to save money, learn to make healthy recipes for your family, and earn $10 in free produce? Call (630)553-9100 to register today.
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Weather alert! Today’s outdoor air quality may pose a health risk for certain individuals. Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors. Learn more at https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=50.
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FREE ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT ON AUGUST 5: Schedule your appointment today to get rid of your old TVs. http://ow.ly/NnBY30dJ7rw.
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As we approach back-to-school season, remember to make an appointment for your children to get up to date on vaccines. Staying up to date with vaccinations can save your child's life. Be Proactive, Get Vaccinated. Call (630)553-9100 to schedule your appointment today.
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