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December

December 31, 2008

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO CELEBRATE FIRST YEAR OF THE SMOKE-FREE ILLINOIS ACT

 

December 23, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR SUGGESTS GIVING THE GIFT OF HEALTH FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

December 20, 2008 STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR PROMOTES FOOD SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
December 12, 2008

WARDING OFF THE HOLIDAY WEIGHT – FEASTING AND FITNESS

 

December 4, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR REMINDS ILLINOISANS IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT

 

December 1, 2008

WORLD AIDS DAY - NIGERIAN ARTIST UNVEILS MURAL CREATED BY SPRINGFIELD STUDENTS - VISION OF A HEALTHY WORLD

 

November

November 28, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY - WORLD AIDS DAY EVENTS IN ILLINOIS

 

November 19, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR REMINDS OF COUGH ETIQUETTE AND RESPIRATORY HYGIENE

 

November 19, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF PROGRAM TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

 

November 9, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES NEARLY $200,000 IN RESEARCH GRANTS TO STUDY ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

 

November 6, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR ENCOURAGES THOSE WANTING TO FIND BIRTH PARENTS OR CHILDREN TO SIGN-UP FOR THE ILLINOIS ADOPTION REGISTRY DURING ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH

 

October

October 28, 2008

MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN AND AFRICAN AMERICANS ADDRESSED AT ANNUAL HIV/STD CONFERENCE

 

October 23, 2008

TIPS FOR A SAFE HALLOWEEN

 

October 18, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR REMINDS ILLINOISANS TO GET PREPARED FOR FLU SEASON

 

October 17, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH PROCLAIMS TODAY MAMMOGRAPHY DAY IN ILLINOIS

 

October 7, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH AND WALGREENS TEAM UP TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO GET SCREENED DURING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH BY PROVIDING $50,000 IN GIFT CARDS

 

September

September 28, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR WARNS OF E COLI CONTAMINATED LETTUCE

 

September 25, 2008

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROMOTES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WITH FAITH-BASED GROUPS

 

September 17, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH URGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY AFTER FLOODING

 

September 16, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH’S BASUAH CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES 3RD ANNIVERSARY WITH GOSPEL FEST ‘08

 

September 12, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR WARNS MEMBERS OF THE ASIAN COMMUNITY TO AVOID USING CHINESE MANUFACTURED INFANT FORMULA

 

September 9, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION TO HELP KEEP WOMEN IN ILLINOIS HEALTHY

 

September 5, 2008

CENTRAL ILLINOIS REPORTS FIRST BIRDS TESTING POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS

 

September 3, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH PROMOTES MEN’S HEALTH AND DECLARES SEPTEMBER PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN ILLINOIS

 

August

August 26, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES BEGINNING OF STATEWIDE PREPAREDNESS EXERCISES

 

August 21, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR WARNS OF INCREASED REPORTS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER AFTER A RECENT DEATH

 

August 21, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF PROGRAM TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

 

August 20, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES NATIONAL FUNDING FOR ILLINOIS PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP WOMEN LIVE HEALTHIER, LONGER LIVES

 

August 19, 2008

FIRST HUMAN WEST NILE VIRUS CASE REPORTED IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

 

August 15, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR WARNS PEOPLE TO AVOID CONTACT WITH BATS

 

August 13, 2008

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS WATER WELL TESTING FOR CRESTWOOD AREA

 

August 12, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN TICKET FOR THE CURE GRANTS FOR BREAST CANCER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES

 

August 11, 2008

FIRST HUMAN WEST NILE VIRUS CASE REPORTED IN ILLINOIS

 

August 1, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF BASUAH IN SECOND LIFE

 

July

July 31, 2008

ISBE & IDPH REMIND PARENTS ABOUT BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS

 

July 30, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH STRESSES NEED FOR PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS AND HEAT STROKE, AS HIGH TEMPERATURES HIT

 

July 16, 2008

IN WAKE OF RECENT FLOODING, BLAGOJEVICH ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO MAKE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TOP PRIORITY

 

July 10, 2008

BLAGOJEVICH ADMINISTRATION DEDICATES SIU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE’S SIMMONSCOOPER CANCER INSTITUTE

 

July 10, 2008

FIRST BIRDS IN ILLINOIS TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS

 

July 3, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE CANCER REGISTRY RECEIVES HIGHEST AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CANCER DATA COLLECTION

 

June

June 27, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH URGES RESIDENTS TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY AFTER FLOODING

 

June 27, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT TEAMS UP WITH CENTER ON HALSTED IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY

 

June 24, 2008

FIRST MOSQUITO BATCH IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS

 

June 23, 2008

THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT VITAL RECORDS WEB SITE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH

 

June 16, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION GRANT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

 

June 13, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR URGES AWARENESS OF SALMONELLA OUTBREAK AND TOMATO CONSUMPTION

 

June 11, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAIN HOSTS THE HEALTH PAVILION DURING REAL MEN COOK EVENT

 

June 6, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR REACHES OUT TO POOL PATRONS WHO MAY BE SICK WITH LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE

 

June 5, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR URGES PEOPLE TO USE SAFE FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES WHEN HANDLING PRODUCE TO PREVENT FOOD BORNE ILLNESS

 

June 5, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES WEB SITE ALLOWING THE PUBLIC TO CHECK BEACH WATER QUALITY BEFORE SWIMMING

 

May

May 30, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS ADDITIONAL MEASLES CASES IN ILLINOIS

 

May 30, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR PRESENTS EXCELLENCE AWARD TO CHILDREN’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EMS COORDINATOR

 

May 28, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR HONORS ILLINOIS HEROES FOR RESPONSE IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

 

May 23, 2008

FIRST MOSQUITOES TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS IN ILLINOIS

 

May 23, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR URGES VACCINATIONS AFTER TWO CASES OF MEASLES FOUND IN ILLINOIS

 

May 22, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR RECOGNIZES LESLEE STEIN-SPENCER FOR HER EXCELLENCE IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

 

May 22, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES WINNEBAGO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR ITS EXCELLENCE IN PEDIATRIC CARE

 

May 21, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR WARNS OF INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING SICK FROM SWIMMING

 

May 21, 2008 GOV. BLAGOJEVICH PROMOTES EXERCISE AND HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES TO FIGHT OBESITY IN OBSERVANCE OF FITNESS AWARENESS DAY

 

May 18, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $2.8 MILLION TO HELP PROTECT ILLINOISANS FROM WEST NILE VIRUS

 

May 11, 2008

BLAGOJEVICH ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK IN ILLINOIS WITH PIN-A-SISTER EVENT ON MOTHER’S DAY

 

May 9, 2008

NURSING HOME VIOLATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

 

May 9, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR ADVISES PROTECTION AGAINST TICKS AND DISEASE

 

May 6, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR TALKS WITH KIDS ABOUT THE MOST COMMON CHRONIC DISEASE IN CHILDREN

 

May 5, 2008

BLAGOJEVICH ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES “PINK POTLUCK” EFFORT TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS

 

April

April 30, 2008

STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO REMEMBER THE “3 R’S” DURING NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH

 

April 29, 2008

STATE'S TOP DOC ENCOURAGES COMMUNITIES TO FIGHT STDS AND HEALTH DISPARITIES DURING NATIONAL STD AWARENESS AND MINORITY HEALTH MONTH

 

April 25, 2008

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS WATER WELL TESTING FOR HENNEPIN AREA

 

April 21, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES CDC COMMENDATION FOR ILLINOIS’ WORK IN ELIMINATING MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV

 

April 18, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THEIR CHILDREN HAVE ALL RECOMMENDED VACCINES DURING NATIONAL INFANT IMMUNIZATION WEEK

 

April 14, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR WARNS OF POTENTIAL SALMONELLA IN RECALLED CEREAL

 

April 9, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR KICKS-OFF MINORITY HEALTH MONTH AND ENCOURAGES HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

 

April 4, 2008

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS WATER WELL TESTING FOR VALLEY RUN MOBILE HOME PARK AREA

 

April 3, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF PROGRAM TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY

 

April 1, 2008

BLAGOJEVICH ADMINISTRATION ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT TO FIGHT STDS AND HEALTH DISPARITIES DURING NATIONAL STD AWARENESS MONTH AND MINORITY HEALTH MONTH

 

March

March 30, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH PROMOTES STATE HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR MINORITIES IN OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

 

March 27, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR WARNS AGAINST COSMETIC INJECTIONS BY UNLICENSED PERSONS

 

March 24, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR ISSUES WARNING ABOUT FOOD BORNE ILLNESS LINKED TO WHEAT GLUTEN CONSUMPTION

 

March 24, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES RECORD LOW IN ILLINOIS FOR NEW TUBERCULOSIS CASES

 

March 21, 2008

GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH OPENS STATE CAMPING FACILITIES FREE OF CHARGE TO THOSE DISPLACED BY FLOODING

 

March 21, 2008

NURSING HOME VIOLATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

 

March 3, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES CYSTIC FIBROSIS SCREENING BEGINS TODAY FOR ALL ILLINOIS NEWBORNS

 

March 1, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR CALLS ON CHURCHES TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS

 

February

February 27, 2008

NURSING HOME VIOLATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE

 

February 11, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH LAUNCHES NATION’S FIRST LOTTERY TICKET TO BENEFIT HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND EDUCATION

 

February 8, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH AWARDS $1.5 MILLION IN TICKET FOR THE CURE GRANTS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

 

February 7, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES NEW EFFORTS TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO GET TESTED FOR HIV

 

February 1, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH URGES WOMEN TO MAKE HEART HEALTH A PRIORITY AND LOWER THEIR RISK OF HEART DISEASE

 

January

January 31, 2008

BLAGOJEVICH ADMINISTRATION AWARDS MORE THAN $50,000 IN GRANTS TO HELP IMPROVE WOMEN’S HEALTH

 

January 24, 2008

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT RECALLED BEANS THAT MAY CAUSE BOTULISM

 

January 24, 2008

2008 SPORTS FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

 

January 14, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH ANNOUNCES SIX NEW AGENCIES FOR THE ILLINOIS BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PROGRAM

 

January 3, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH URGES EVERY WOMAN TO GET ROUTINE BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN THE NEW YEAR


January 1, 2008

GOV. BLAGOJEVICH REMINDS CITIZENS ILLINOIS BECOMES SMOKE-FREE ON JANUARY 1ST

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