Health Matters Newsletters
12-17-15   January is National Radon Action Month, and a reminder to test your home for radon
Just in time for the holidays, Health Department offers flu vaccine
Is your car prepared for the inevitable winter weather?      
11-19-15   All about the new Kane Health Counts website will provides a detailed look at the health of Kane County’s residents      
10-21-15   It’s flu season: Protect yourself, protect your family, get your shot
When you change you clocks on November 1st, make sure you check
   your emergency stocks
Protecting children from the danger of lead poisoning
From Ebola to saving a life: Bilingual annual report
   provides a glimpse of a year in public health     
9-16-15   Nurse-Family Partnership/Kane Kares Walking Group helps bring moms together
Keeping an eye on West Nile activity
KCHD Newsletter Health Matters wins national award     
8-19-15   Preparedness Month: Keeping your family safer
Partners discuss Ebola response in after-action conference
KCHD’s own millionaires?
Plan4Health grant funds healthy eating demonstration booth      
7-22-15   Vaccines protect us throughout our lifetime
Summertime eats: Ensuring the festival food we eat is safe
Improving internal communications
Kane County Breastfeeding Coalition promotes informed choices     
6-17-15   The danger of radon: One survivor’s story in her own words
Some like it hot, but not too hot.
Hot weather could mean a hot West Nile season     
5-20-15   Health Department partners honored with the first-ever Sparkler Award
   at Leaders’ Summit
May is National Mental Health Month
World No Tobacco Day: May 31   
4-22-15   Workshop to showcase development practices that promote health
We need your input! Survey seeks citizen involvement preparing
    Community Health Improvement Plan
Boosting the quality of life
Workshop to address hazard vulnerabilities  
3-18-15   Health Department awarded grant to lead chronic disease
  prevention programs
Health Department earns two more Model Practice awards
American Diabetes Alert Day: March 24
2-19-15   Rising number of measles cases highlight the importance of vaccine
Have a heart:  American Heart Month draws attention to heart health
Using social media to promote healthy living 
1-21-15   January is National Radon Action Month
Home Visitation Collaborative helps parents and their children
Community Health Assessment/Community Health Improvement Plan 
11-18-14    Leading by example: Now’s the time to get your flu shot
Increasing awareness of diabetes educational services
Don’t invite unwanted guests to your holiday parties: Food safety keeps bacteria at bay    
10-22-14   Community meets to assess local public health system
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 19-25, 2014
Set your clocks, check your (emergency) stocks
Walk to School Day: Another big success
KU marketing students visit KCHD to research public health branding   
9-16-14   Get ready, here comes the flu season
September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month
   Study proves programs like Kane Kares reduce infant mortality
The Use of Quality Improvement to Improve Food Safety Inspections  
8-19-14   Vaccines are needed throughout our lifetime
September: National Preparedness Month
Community Garden video earns state recognition
World Breastfeeding Week celebrated  
7-15-14   Kane County Health Department honored for excellence in public health - again Model Practice is one of 22 nationwide to be recognized in 2014
Operational Readiness: We’re in this together 2014 Integrated Public Health and Medical Preparedness Summit
Summertime eats:  Ensuring the festival food we eat is safe 
6-17-14   Kick-off event launches first step in updating Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Audit finds Kane well prepared: 100 out of 100!
Annual TB Screening continues at Hesed House  
5-20-14   KCHD using video to promote our messages
Summer is just around the corner, now is the time to prepare for the heat
Making a difference ... together during Mental Health Awareness Month
Online tool kit for radon testing
4-15-14   NPHW is a time to recognize the contributions of public health
Time for a ‘well-woman visit’ to get the preventative care you need
Yes, it’s already time to start thinking about West Nile virus
KCHD staff makes a presentation at the World TB Conference March 24
  in Chicago
3-18-14   Rankings to be released March 26; roadmap to where we’re going.
NPHW: A time for us to celebrate
Vigilance still required in TB outbreak
2-18-14   Sometimes, the stars are aligned and everything works out just right.
Fox Valley dentists with a heart provide services for the needy
Table-top exercise tests Kane County’s ability to respond to disaster
Critical Responders study SNS dispensing plan   
1-21-14   Winter’s cold is the time to test for radon in your home
Have a (healthy) heart: Celebrate Heart Month in February
50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking 
11-19-13    ‘POD’ exercise takes center stage at the Hemmens . . .
. . . and local agencies prepare for the next (Brrrr!)  winter storm
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Evaluation report
Working to prevent the flu
“Pathways” workshop leads the way to healthier communities
10-15-13    Now we await the final accreditation decision
Walk to School Day gets bigger every year
Now is the time to protect against the flu
Planning Award recognizes Board’s vision and planning efforts 
9-17-13    Following simple guidelines can keep us prepared for emergencies; Preparedness Month Photo Contest
Flu monitoring begins in October;
We still need to be vigilant about West Nile Virus
8-20-13   Vaccines prevent disease! August is National Immunization Awareness Month;
Health Department prepares for accreditation site visit;
Teens work to prevent peers from smoking
7-16-13   Kane County Health Department honored for excellence in public health;
Most West Nile activity comes with the hot weather;
TB Screening at Hesed House is a big success
6-18-13   Farmland Protection ordinance promotes local famers and healthy lifestyles;
 ‘POD’ set-up drill tests emergency response abilities;
Summer increases the need for food safety
5-21-13   The April 2013 Flood; Fight the bite! West Nile season is upon us;
HIA Progress; Website survey
4-16-13   Health Department officially files for accreditation; Bright spots on the road to improving the community’s health; Kane County earns 98 points for emergency plans; Website survey
3-20-13   County Health Rankings; KCHD wins Model Practice Award -- Again;
World TB Day aims to wipe out the disease 
2-19-13   Heart Month, Barbara Jeffers named Executive Director, Creating Healthier Communities Grants
1-22-13   It’s not too late to get your flu shot; Protecting your home against radon;
Fit Kids grants aim at reversing childhood obesity
11-27-12 National Influenza Vaccine Week;
Holiday Food Safety; Employee Wellness Program
10-23-12 Walk to School Day;
Caring for Kids: Kane County Children’s Environmental Health Conference; A Place to Keep In Touch for QI
9-25-12 Flu season is here; West Nile Virus cases on the rise;
KCHD and partners kick off TB outbreak Implementation Plan (TIP); Creating Healthier Communities Grants aiming at chronic disease; Planning Co-op and ULI to hold discussion on failed developments
8-28-12 West Nile Virus; Whooping Cough - Pertussis;
Tobacco - 5 A's; H3N2v Influenza; National Preparedness Month
7-24-12 TB Response featured in JAMA; Excessive Heat this Summer:
Joe Durczak honored; Kane grade on emergency response plan;
2040 Implementation Grants; KCHD goes to the fair
6-26-12 Ensuring summer festival food is safe;
Emergency drill; Annual audit of emergency plans;
Jackie Forbes asked to participate in NACCHO Webinar 
5-22-12 Barbara Jeffers named KCHD Interim Executive Director;
West Nile Virus Season; CHIP Workshop
4-24-12 Norovirus Outbreak; TB Monitoring; Whooping Cough Vaccine Requirements; Community Garden Plots Available; Text4Baby;
HIA Team Training; Animal Control Vaccination Clinic
4-19-12 Special Edition: Paul Kuehnert takes position with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
4-3-12 Special Edition: County Health Rankings
3-27-12   World TB Day, Division of Disease Prevention battles TB in Kane County; Integrated Planning & Policy; Maternal Child Health Service Profile; NACCHO Award; National Public Health Week
2-28-12 Kane County Community Health Improvement Plan, Flu, Heart Month, World TB Day
2-21-12 Kane County Draft 2040 Plan
2-3-12 Community Health Improvement Plan now online
1-24-12 Aurora Township & volunteers install playground equipment - Fit For Kids; Vaccinations for Whooping Cough/Pertussis; Community Health Improvement Plan
12-23-11 Community Health Improvement Plan; KCHD Staff awards; Fit Kids Grants awarded;
AU Nursing Students give flu shots at Hesed House; Holiday Food Safety; 2012 Permits & Fees
12-5-11 Vaccinations for Pertussis; Gift Idea - Emergency Kit; New Video about accreditation
10-31-11 Community Health Assessment Executive Summary
10-21-11 Online Survey for Community Health Assessment; Fit For Kids; Quality of Kane
9-28-11 Protect your family from the flu; Progress Report on Strategy Implementation;
"Contagion" premiere; RWJ Video on Accreditation; Rabies Vaccine Clinic
8-23-11 Summer of record heat - Heat Plan; Community Health Assessment Update; Kane emergency plan scores 97; Maternal Child Health Profile
6-28-11 Mosquitos - West Nile monitoring; Quality Improvement; Julie Sharp Employee of the Year;
Incident Command System & TB Response
5-24-11 TB Investigation at homeless shelter; Disease investigation is detective work;
Quality of Kane Open Houses
4-28-11 Pet Vaccination Clinic
3-30-11 County Health Rankings Released
3-23-11 County Health Rankings; Food Worker Training; National Public Health Week;
Fit Kids 2040 Plan
2-23-11 Blizzard of 2011;New Food Worker Training;Flu Shots; Phone calls about Maternal Child health services declining
1-25-11 Public Health Committee Report;Healthy Living Workshop; New Elgin office;
School Absenteeism Surveillance System