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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

  

Wellness Alerts

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

June 5th, 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, June 24th, 2019 at 10:01am
Are you a public or private voluntary agency interested in expanding your food and shelter program? We have been chosen to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Call (630)553-9100 to obtain an application. https://t.co/xzOkTdGysk
Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 7:02am
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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 9:12am
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Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 7:02am
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/lgaXCDOItE kendallhealth photo
Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 7:02am
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Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 7:02am
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Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 7:02am
Vaccinating your child on time is the best way to protect them from diseases and help them live healthier lives. The VFC program offers vaccines to children who may not be able to afford them. Find out if your child qualifies at https://t.co/8wGK5UH6y2 or call (630)553-9100. https://t.co/pYpelpTMph kendallhealth photo
Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 7:02am
Alcohol is not a part of a healthy diet, but in many cultures celebrations are associated with heavy alcohol consumption. Drinking too much, or too often, increases risk of:
-Injury
-Liver damage
-Cancer
-Heart disease
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Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 7:03am
It's grilling season! Following these safety tips to have a safe and enjoyable summer! https://t.co/Hcfs7p7ptM https://t.co/EDGLXkI2Hd kendallhealth photo
Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 7:02am
The Kendall County Health Department will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day to remember those who have fallen in service for our country. We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday. https://t.co/meTAsEbi1b kendallhealth photo
Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 7:02am
Planning healthy meals ahead of time can help you stick to a healthy eating style. If you’re new to meal planning, start small and work up to more. https://t.co/CCwQs3Y6PS https://t.co/nGD9VES3vl kendallhealth photo
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
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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
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