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                                    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.

                                                                OUR VISION

Champaign County residents are healthy and live in a safe environment.




Mosquito Season is Upon Us

 By Steve Moore

Environmental Technician

Champaign Health District

Did you know that a small container holding less than a cup of water is sufficient for the development of mosquitoes?

For further information, see the Urbana Daily Citizen..

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Director of Family & Children First Councils Opening

Director of Family & Children First Councils:

The Logan and Champaign County Family & Children First Councils are seeking to hire a Director to oversee the two county area.  Responsibilities include managing grants and programs operated by the Councils; service and program evaluation; grant writing and reporting; facilitating community meetings of stakeholders involved in provisions of services to youth and families; overseeing service coordination to multi-need youth and their families.  Master’s degree preferred, Bachelors required in Social Work or a related field with at least 5 years of experience.  Supervision and/or administrative experience is a plus. Salary starting at $51,000 commiserate with experience. Send resume to:  Logan County FCFC, P.O. Box 710, Bellefontaine, OH  43311.  Deadline: Wednesday May 4, 2016  E.O.E.


Community Health Assessment

A Community Health Assessment meeting was held on February 3rd, 2016 to review recent data regarding the health of our community. Four taskforces were created to review this data including Substance Abuse, Healthy Living, Mental Health and Young Child Wellness. The priority of this meeting was to identify what our health issues are.

If you would like join one or more taskforces in our community to improve our health, you are welcome to be part of our community health improvement team. If you have any information to share with us about the health of our community or comments on the attached assessment, we would welcome your input. Please contact the Health District at 937-484-1606.

Community Health Assessment

Community Health Assessment Executive Summary


Zika virus

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.


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NACCHO Press Release: Champaign Health District receives grant award


Public Health Accreditation News

NACCHO announces Accreditation Support Initiative awardees

NACCHO is pleased to announce the selection of 23 local health departments and three public health departments from US territories/freely associated states for the 2015 - 2016 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI), which will run through June 2016. Totaling nearly $360,000, awards* will support the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation preparation efforts of health departments. Now in its fifth year, the ASI is made possible by funding and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support.

The selected health departments represent 20 different states and three US territories/freely associated states and a wide range of population sizes, jurisdiction types, and accreditation readiness needs. This year's awardees are:

•    Albany County Department of Health, NY
•    Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, IA
•    Champaign Health District, OH
•    Cincinnati Health Department, OH
•    City-County Health District, ND
•    Clark County Health Department, WI
•    Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
•    Coos Health & Wellness, OR
•    Countryside Public Health, MN
•    District 4 (Lagrange), GA
•    Garfield County Public Health, CO
•    Greenfield Health Department, WI
•    Guam Department of Public Health Services and Social Services, Guam
•    Hill County Health Department, MT
•    Kingfisher County Health Department, OK
•    Livingston County Department of Public Health, MI
•    Loup Basin Public Health Department, NE
•    Montgomery Township Health Department, NJ
•    Panhandle Health District, ID
•    Puerto Rico Department of Health, Puerto Rico
•    Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness, NE
•    Siouxland District Health Department, IA
•    St. Mary's County Health Department, MD
•    Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, CA
•    Washoe County Health District, NV
•    Wichita Falls - Wichita County Public Health District, TX

ODH Launches Statewide Flu Vaccination and Childhood Vaccination Public Awareness Campaigns


ODH has launched two new statewide public awareness campaigns to close out 2015. The Childhood Immunization Campaign raises awareness among parents about the importance of childhood vaccinations and runs from November through January. The campaign is running on television (watch TV spot), on the radio, in malls and online. The annual Flu Vaccination Campaign features ODH Medical Director Dr. Mary DiOrio in new radio spots, and for the first time, the campaign will include digital ads that can be seen on several websites. This campaign will run until the end of January.



Congratulations to Ohio’s Newly PHAB-Accredited Local Health Departments!


The national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) announced last week the latest local and state health departments to receive accreditation, including ODH and three more of Ohio’s local health departments – Erie County Health Department, Huron County Public Health, and Medina County Health Department. Congratulations to the employees of all three local health departments for joining a select group of local health jurisdictions in Ohio and nationally that have earned PHAB accreditation! In Ohio, eight of 122 local health jurisdictions are now PHAB-accredited: Columbus Public Health; Delaware General Health District, Erie County Health Department, Huron County Public Health, Licking County Health Department, Mahoning County District Board of Health, Medina County Health Department, and Summit County Combined General Health District. All of Ohio’s local health jurisdictions must be accredited by July 1, 2020. Nationally, only 96 state and local health departments are accredited, and two states – Ohio and Illinois – currently have nine PHAB-accredited health departments each. Despite the critical role of public health, there had not been nationally recognized standards for public health departments until 2011 when PHAB was launched with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The national accreditation program sets standards toward which the nation’s more than 3,000 governmental public health departments can continuously work to improve the quality of their services and performance.


Healthcare Challenges

Health care continues to be a challenge for communities. Click here for the 2015 pre-summit survey results of businesses in Champaign and Clark.


Board of Health

The October Board of Health meeting date has been changed. The new date is October 28th, 2015.


Community Health Foundation Resource Guide

Do you need a guide of health and welfare related services in Clark and Champaign Counties. The Community Health Foundation Resource Guide is an invaluable resource of nonprofit or governmental agencies as well as commercial and for-profit organizations and individuals that provide services.  Many provide services that are either free or offered at reduced cost or on a sliding fee scale. They may also welcome self-pay patients, accept Medicaid and/or Medicare, or offer specialized or unique health/welfare related services. Or, they have unique hours of operation. Click here to access this resource.