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The Kane County Health Department is dedicated to supporting area public health professionals and community members who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in health topics that impact our community. All of the resources below are FREE to anyone interested in the topics.

Kane County Health Department staff are available to provide trainings and educational presentations on the topics below. Email healthmatters@kanecountyil.gov to schedule.​

Children's Mental Health​

Communicable Disease

Early Childhood Mental Health Training for Childcare Providers

The Kane County Health Department provides training at no charge to child care providers based in Kane or DuPage County on topics surrounding socio-emotional skillbuilding; relationship building and communication; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB); and special needs. Gateways continuing education units for child care providers are available. Learn more.

Emergency Training​​​

Health Matters Webinars
Educational presentations adressing pressing public health subjects led by community experts. View upcoming and past events.

Kane County HealthTalk Podcast
Insightful discussions on all things community health featuring local public health professionals. From mental health awareness to dental health, from prenatal care to navigating healthcare systems, Kane County HealthTalk aims to inform, educate, and empower listeners to make informed decisions about their health. Listen here.​

Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Action Team Toolkit

The Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Action Team was developed as a result of the high obesity, hypertension, and diabetes rates in Kane County. Through this process, a toolkit was designed to encourage health conscious health fairs. The toolkit includes more information on the significance of health focused health fairs, and resources to distribute at the fair including a meal planner and tools to create a personalized nutrition plan.

Opioid Overdose Prevention with Naloxone
The Kane County Health Department provides agencies and community members with naloxone, and provides training on how to respond to an opioid overdose​. Learn about the national and local opioid epidemic, signs of an opioid overdose, and how to administer naloxone in a video training or request specialist-led virtual or in-person training. 

Smoking and Vaping Cessation Counseling Basics - Coming soon!​

Healthcare professionals who wish to provide smoking cessation services to their patients will be invited to participate in facilitator training. Join our email list to receive notification when this training is available. ​

Other Public Health Training Resources
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