811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
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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 


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Kendall County Health DepartmentTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 5:38pm
The Kendall County Health Department has started a new program to help individuals and their families who are suffering from Epilepsy. If you, or someone you know, have been diagnosed with Epilepsy and are looking for guidance and answers, then the Epilepsy Support Program can help you.
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Kendall County Health DepartmentThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:25pm
Are you interested in or are already working in a restaurant? The State of Illinois requires a food handler card to do so!

The Kendall County Health Department is offering the 2-hour certification class to earn the certification on January 18, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at our building. Please contact us if you have questions or to register at 630-553-8026.

Frequently asked questions about this rule are at the link below.
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Kendall County Health DepartmentTuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 12:03pm
According to the EPA, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the overall second leading cause of lung cancer. In fact, radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year in the US! It's also the greatest cause of household deaths.

But...the good news radon is preventable! Test your home to learn if there's a problem. Give us a call! We can help!
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Kendall County Health DepartmentWednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 10:05am
Quitting smoking is a great New Year’s resolution! The Illinois Tobacco Quitline can help! Call 866-QUIT-YES! #tobaccofreelife
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Kendall County Health DepartmentFriday, December 23rd, 2016 at 12:47pm
The best gift you can give your family is to quit smoking! Call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 866-QUIT-YES! #tobaccofreelife
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Kendall County Health DepartmentThursday, December 22nd, 2016 at 6:03pm
As many of us prepare for holiday gatherings in the coming days/weeks and with food often playing a part in the celebration, it's good to review a few holiday food safety tips. Be safe out there and have fun!

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