Support SAMHAS efforts by signing the Pledge for Wellness to promote wellness for people with mental and substance use disorders by taking action to improve the quality of life and reduce early mortality. Click here for the SAMHSA brochure.
CHAMPAIGN HEALTH DISTRICT MISSION
The Mission of the Champaign Health District is to prevent Illness and to protect the community by promoting healthful living practices and assuring public health needs are met by a skilled and prepared workforce.
Champaign County residents are healthy and live in a safe environment.
Do you have drugs sitting in your cabinet at home and don't know what to do with them? North Lewisburg will accepting your prescription drugs on May 2nd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will dispose of them for free! The event will be held in North Lewisburg Municipal Building at 60 East Maple Street.
Do your part in keeping our children drug free and also protecting our environment! See you May 2nd!
The US spends twice as much on healthcare as our peers. We have great hospitals and doctors and advanced procedures, but trail most of our peer countries in life expectancy and othe health measures.
The US has seen some improvements in infant mortality, life expectancy, smoking rates, but we have a long way to go.
Sign a pledge that you will do your part to improve our nations health by eating well, exercising and getting regular checkups.
Click here to sign the pledge.
Many kids of all ages find their hearts racing, their breathing labored, and their hands clammy when they hear the word “shot”. The nursing staff at Champaign Health District understands this and recognizes that each person is unique and will react differently. The staff strives to create an atmosphere of trust at the beginning of each appointment as explanations are provided and questions are answered. Parents are encouraged to hold their child during the immunization process while the parent and the nurse offer positive words of comfort. If a child is still fearful, creative techniques can be used to promote relaxation.
During 2014, the United States had a resurgence of Measles, Mumps, and Whooping Cough (Pertussis), all vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are still among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has launched a vaccination campaign, “Born with Protection”, to encourage pregnant women to receive the Tdap vaccine in the third trimester of each pregnancy. This vaccine enables mothers to pass antibodies onto their babies to help protect them during their first few months of life when they are most vulnerable to Pertussis disease and complications. Expectant parents and any close relatives who will be caring for an infant are encouraged to receive the Tdap vaccine.
Every year, the CDC observes one week in April to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year the National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) will be observed April 18 – 25, 2015.
As a reminder, your school-aged child may be in need of required immunizations such as boosters for Kindergarten and 7th grade. Parents are encouraged to schedule these vaccine appointments now instead of waiting to receive a phone call or letter from the school.
During the month of April, the Champaign Health District will be showing a storybook video in the lobby to teach preschoolers healthy habits that can help prevent the spread of germs. Topics to be covered include hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, and not sharing personal items. At the completion of an immunization appointment, the preschooler and parent will be given stickers and activity sheets that will reinforce the message shown in the video.
Most parents choose the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Giving your child the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect from fourteen vaccine-preventable diseases. To learn more about the importance of vaccines, please talk to your child's doctor or call your local health department, Champaign Health District, 937-484-1671.
Celebrate National Public Health Week by signing a pledge to help us make our country the healthiest country in the world! By signing the pledge, we will promise to eat well, exercise and get regular checkups. We will make healthy choices that improve our health and set an example for our family and friends.
Click here to sign the pledge.
Come out and support Health Kids Day on Saturday, April 18th. A fun time for children and parents. Lot of activities. A healthy, caring environment of fun, learning and belonging to help kids reach their fullest potential. Click here for flyer.
The Champaign Health District will be doing free Adult Health Screenings on that day!
Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all residents and visitors. This website offers an opportunity to share information which may assist you in being a well-informed consumer. A person who wishes to serve or sell food for a charge or required donation to the public is required by law to first obtain a license from their local health department. These licenses are issued following a facility review to ensure the design of the facility is in compliance with Ohio’s Food Safety Regulations. Each local health department in the state conducts routine inspections of each food facility in their jurisdiction. The purpose of these inspections is to determine if the facilities are operating in a safe and sanitary manner.
To see inspection results, go to the food program under the inspection and licensing tab on this webpage and click on Food Operation Inspection Results.
Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but when trapped in buildings, can be harmful at elevated levels. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer and present in elevated levels in about 50% of area homes. The only way to know if you have an elevated level in your home is to test. Act now as winter is the best time to test for radon gas. If your home has unsafe concentrations of radon gas, it can be fixed. Coupons for free test kits may be obtained at the Health District office.
Passport to Wellness is a free series of health seminars and family events for exploring a healthier world. With your passport in hand, you're free to travel to any event you like. Just think of all the amazing places that better health can take you! Click here for the wonderful schedule of health topics for 2015.
Did you know that 1 in 10 Adults report being chronically depressed? Depression is a mental illness that is both costly and debilitating to sufferers. It can negatively affect the outcomes of various diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. It affects worker performance with increased absenteeism and decreased productivity.
Those that are most at risk for major depression are women, persons 45-64 of age, blacks and Hispanics, the uninsured, and those with less than a high school education.
Symptoms of depression include feelings of sadness or anxiety that lasts weeks at a time, but also may include feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, restlessness, fatigue and decreased energy, and thoughts of suicide.
The good news is that depression is a treatable medical condition that can be treated with anti- depression drugs and/or psychotherapy. So if you have a loved one that is depressed, offer to go with him or her to see a healthcare provider that can diagnose and treat their condition.
If you want more information on depression or need help with depression, Mercy Memorial Hospital will be offering a free health seminar on depression as part of the Passport to Wellness health seminars. The seminar, “Sadness in the Midst of Joy”, is December 16th at 6:30 pm at Mercy Memorial Hospital.