Peoria City/County Health Dept News Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:50:12 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2016, Peoria County Government Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:50:12 +0100 Every Smile Counts <p>Peoria - The Dentists of the Peoria District Dental Society and the OSF Dental Residency Program will be participating in the American Dental Association&rsquo;s "<em>Give Kids A Smile"</em> by providing dental services to many area underserved children. ... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:28:17 +0100 New Public Health Administrator <p>The Peoria County Board of Health announces that Gene Huber, MA, MPA has been hired as the new Public Health Administrator for the Peoria City/County Health Department.</p> <p>Ms. Huber served as Director of Finance for the past twelve years and Grants Manager for the previous eight years at the Peoria City/County Health Department. Huber conveys a wealth of public health knowledge, as well as financial and administrative oversight, for this position. ... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:08:44 +0100 New Peoria County Maternal and Child Health Report Released <ul> <li>In 2014, Peoria County had a preliminary total of 2,701 births; with the birth rate for teens being greater than state and national averages.</li> <li>9.3% of births were preterm deliveries (prior to 36 weeks of gestation); with certain Peoria zip codes as high as 12.4%.</li> <li>4 out of 5 Peoria County mothers began prenatal care within the first trimester; although 2 in 5 teens did not have early prenatal care. ... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:32:46 +0100 Well Water Test Kits Available in Peoria County <p>Many Peoria County water wells have been exposed to flood waters which can pose a public health hazard.&nbsp; Flood waters carry contaminants such as parasites, bacteria, and viruses from backed up septic systems and other sources.&nbsp; All wells that have been exposed to flood waters need to be tested prior to use to help ensure the water is safe to drink. ... Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:52:23 +0100