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Dear Community Members,

          AD_AmaalWelcome 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 


Please click here to view the Forces and Assets of Change Map.

 

Wellness Alerts

Air and Water Quality Policies & Programs

April 12th, 2016

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Policies and Programs that can Improve Health

Alternative fuels initiatives

Support alternative fuel and vehicle use, research & development investments

Air and Water Quality

Carpool & rideshare programs

Help commuters share transportation through informal arrangements between individuals, formally arranged dynamic ridesharing programs, or other ride-matching services

Air and Water Quality 

Clean diesel technology fleet transition programs

Replace or retrofit diesel buses to operate with clean diesel technology

Air and Water Quality

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Support federal-state partnership that pays participating land owners an annual rental rate for removing environmentally sensitive land from production and introducing conservation practices on the land

Air and Water Quality

Conservation tillage practices

Encourage methods of soil cultivation that keep at least one-third of cultivated soil covered with the previous year’s crop residue

Air and Water Quality

Integrated pest management for agriculture & outdoor use

Support a four-tiered approach to outdoor pest control that minimizes potential hazards to people, property, and the environment

Air and Water Quality

Multi-component groundwater management programs

Address soil and water quality concerns via regular groundwater monitoring, education about risks to groundwater, as well as water quotas

Air and Water Quality

Nutrient management plans

Support site-specific plans for crop production that match nutrient applications to crop needs, typically with agricultural best management practices

Air and Water Quality

Permeable projects

Use pervious concrete, porous asphalt, permeable interlocking pavers, open-jointed blocks or cells, or other permeable pavement in individual or commercial development efforts

Air and Water Quality

Proper drug disposal programs

Establish programs that accept expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from designated users and dispose of them responsibly

Alcohol and Drug Use

Rain barrels

Use ready-made or home constructed barrel systems to collect and store rainwater from rooftops that would otherwise flow to storm drains and streams

Air and Water Quality

Rain gardens & other bio-retention systems

Establish green infrastructure to allow rain water to soak into the ground

Air and Water Quality

Scrap programs for old vehicles

Provide incentives to trade in old cars or light duty trucks with low fuel efficiency and high emissions and buy new vehicles with higher efficiency and lower emissions; also called scrappage or early retirement programs

Air and Water Quality

Vehicle inspection & maintenance programs

Scheduled testing of vehicles’ tailpipe and evaporative emissions

Air and Water Quality

 

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Do you need help with your utility bills? Kendall-Grundy Community Action Services has funds available for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP) and is taking applications. For more information please call 630-553-9100 for Kendall County residents and 815-941-3262 for Grundy County residents.
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This week, participants in our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program learned about the importance of nutritious food options and playful exercise. WIC is designed to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. For more information on WIC, please click the link in the comments.
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