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Dear Community Members,

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

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Measles Outbreaks and the Importance of Vaccines

April 26th, 2019

HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the current measles outbreaks around the United States:

“The United States is seeing a resurgence of measles, a disease that had once been effectively eliminated from our country. And today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that ongoing measles outbreaks in 22 states has led to the highest number of cases reported nationwide since the disease was declared eliminated in this country in 2000. Measles is not a harmless childhood illness, but a highly contagious, potentially life-threatening disease. We have the ability to safely protect our children and our communities. Vaccines are a safe, highly effective public health solution that can prevent this disease. The measles vaccines are among the most extensively studied medical products we have, and their safety has been firmly established over many years in some of the largest vaccine studies ever undertaken.

"With a safe and effective vaccine that protects against measles, the suffering we are seeing is avoidable. The CDC is ready to support public health departments in monitoring and responding to outbreaks, and will continue to receive, review, and compile the latest reports of measles cases.

"All Americans would be safer and healthier if we received measles vaccines on the recommended schedule. Next week is a significant opportunity to educate ourselves on the importance of vaccines, as we mark National Infant Immunization Week. The Department of Health and Human Services will undertake a comprehensive campaign to reinforce the message that vaccines are safe and effective ways to protect your children, your family, yourself, and your neighbors.”

For more information about who should get the measles vaccine, go here: https://www.vaccines.gov/diseases/measles

Click here for the CDC’s statement on measles: https://www.cdc.gov/media/index.html

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Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 7:02am
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Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 9:33am
Time to clean out your medicine cabinets! Kendall County Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held at the Heath Department tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, 2019 between 10AM-2PM. This is an opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of unused and outdated prescription drugs. https://t.co/f0xRXGr47D kendallhealth photo
Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 7:02am
Join us tonight for a fun and free basketball tournament for 6th-8th graders at the YMCA Central Branch. Players and audience will have the opportunity to win prizes! https://t.co/i3zVa9vh3o kendallhealth photo
Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 7:01am
If you or a loved one are experiencing mental health challenges, please contact us at (630)553-9100. The Kendall County Health Department provides comprehensive outpatient mental health services to Kendall County residents of all ages. https://t.co/Tx8EHu3NMm kendallhealth photo
Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 7:02am
Sexually Transmitted Diseases are on the rise within Kendall County. STDs are preventable! For more information, please contact us at (630)553-9100 or go to https://t.co/gp8qnHreeo https://t.co/RbDUYPc7fb kendallhealth photo
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 7:01am
Finding a reason to laugh, walking with a friend, meditating, playing with a pet, or working from home once a week can go a long way in making you both physically and mentally healthy. Learn more about #4Mind4Body health at https://t.co/zccOhLoTib. #MHM2019
Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 7:02am
Show your slam dunk! Join us for a basketball tournament at the YMCA Central Branch on May 17th, 2019. Fun and free for 6th-8th graders. Players and audience will have the opportunity to win prizes! https://t.co/AHw88dkmFD kendallhealth photo
Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 7:01am
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. https://t.co/5LUIeaO2aS kendallhealth photo
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 5:00pm
The Kendall County Health Department was honored to be a participant along with other community partners in a panel discussion on “help lead our kids down the right path.” Thank you Plano School District for inviting us to your event. https://t.co/OycHtbSwEz kendallhealth photo
Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 7:02am
Did you know the Kendall County Health Department offers comprehensive and holistic substance abuse services designed to meet the diverse needs of adolescents and adults? Learn more by calling (630)553-9100 or visit https://t.co/xbsGvLwIcJ https://t.co/vWudNuH5gj kendallhealth photo
Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 7:02am
The Health Department will be closing at noon today, April 19, 2019. We will reopen Monday, April 22, 2019. Have a wonderful and safe weekend! https://t.co/RzXSZXjmBb kendallhealth photo
Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 3:00pm
#OUTBREAK ALERT: @US_FDA and @CDCgov are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infections likely linked to pre-cut melons. Caito Foods is recalling affected products, and consumers are advised to not eat. Throw them away. https://t.co/7FMCbjybm4
Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 7:02am
Are the kids egg-cited for a hunt? Get cracking and review these easy egg safety tips before their search begins. https://t.co/49OtgbZpde https://t.co/UUEeqxboRH kendallhealth photo
Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 3:08pm
New Salmonella outbreak: 93 people in 9 states are sick from eating pre-cut melon bought from several stores. Learn more at https://t.co/L0fx1LzJAF https://t.co/SYUYWkayMf kendallhealth photo
Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 3:32pm
CSBG Scholarship applications are now available! We are offering scholarships to income-eligible individuals looking to further their education or occupational training at an accredited Illinois institution. Learn more at https://t.co/ZbIWmcf9J9 https://t.co/zJXMY2rvtl kendallhealth photo
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