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Mission of the Vermilion County Health Department

The Primary Mission of the Vermilion County Health Department is improvement of the quality of life for all residents of Vermilion County, Illinois utilizing disease prevention, health protection and health promotion programs designed to provide a healthier life and environment through enhanced community collaboration, cooperation and communication.

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Public Health Update

Weekend Electronics Collection Event a success !

More than 160 residents from 15 area communities participated in the electronics collection event on Saturday, April 5.  About 8,750 pounds of unwanted electronic items were collected at the event, and will now be recycled or reprocessed.  Thank you to Danville Area Community College, Advantage Recycling, Keep Vermilion County Beautiful and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for helping to organize, promote and run the event !

A similar electronics collection is being planned for this fall.  Please watch for information about that event towards the end of summer.

National Public Health Week (April 7th – 13th)

If you have ever eaten at a restaurant, gone to a hospital, needed an ambulance or received a flu shot, you’ve been touched by public health.

 The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in conjunction with 96 certified health departments across the state, works every day to control infectious diseases, ensure food safety, conduct newborn screenings, provide immunizations, regulate hospitals and nursing homes, compile birth, death and other statistics, and educate communities on how to live healthier lives.

April 7-13, 2014 is National Public Health Week, a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

3/26/2014:  County Health Rankings have been released.  Please click http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ to get more information about Vermilion County. 

1/10/2014To see the Immunization Schedule, please click here: 2014 Immunization schedule

Affordable Care Act

Open Enrollment ends March 31st, 2014.  Sign up today!!

Need help enrolling with the Affordable Care Act?  Call 217-260-6565 or email insurancecounselor@vchd.org for help.  You can also click here for more information.

Starting in October, individuals, families and small business owners have been able to visit www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov , the official health marketplace, to find the health insurance plan that is best for them.

The Marketplace can connect Illinoisans with health insurance plans that cover doctor visits, hospital stays, preventative care, prescriptions and other benefits.

The workshops, which are sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health, will provide information about the Marketplace, who qualifies for health coverage under the Marketplace, how the Marketplace makes health insurance affordable, and how people can enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace.

For more information about the workshops, contact the Vermilion County Health Department at 431-2662, ext. 229.   ###

Extreme Weather Information

Spring is coming and with that thunderstorms, tornadoes, and other dangerous weather systems.  Check out the following sites to be prepared:

Vermion County Weather

CDC Spring Weather Information

National Weather Service

Ready.gov – Severe Weather

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