Peoria City/County Health Dept News http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/news/ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:15:13 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2014, Peoria County Government Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:15:13 +0100 http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html Prepare and Protect During National Preparedness Month http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/news/?newsAction=single&newsItemID=3906 <p>PEORIA COUNTY &ndash; During National Preparedness Month in September, Peoria City/County Health Department (PCCHD) remembers our commitment to prepare and protect people during hazardous events. Health Department staff plan and prepare for public health emergencies, respond to health threats, and protect people from health hazards. ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:41:27 +0100 Peoria County Board of Health to Meet with Accreditation Site Review Team http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/news/?newsAction=single&newsItemID=3905 <p>Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, please be advised that members of the Peoria County Board of Health will meet with an Accreditation Site Review Team on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Room LL100 of the Health Department. No official public action will be taken at this meeting.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:51:36 +0100 Labor Day and Food Safety http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/news/?newsAction=single&newsItemID=3904 <p><strong>Cooking out for Labor Day? Don&rsquo;t forget food safety!</strong></p> <p>In recognition of National Food Safety Month, the Peoria City/County Health Department offers some safety tips to cook, serve, and save food at your picnics and cookouts this Labor Day weekend. ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:54:31 +0100 Cooling Centers Open During High Heat Conditions http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/news/?newsAction=single&newsItemID=3903 <p class="Pa1"><em></em>Peoria City/County Health Department advises residents to take precautions during extremely high temperatures. During a heat wave, individuals who have no access to a cool environment should use cooling centers for relief from the heat. Heat related injuries such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration may develop with or without feelings of discomfort. ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:51:08 +0100 August Board of Health Meeting Rescheduled http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/news/?newsAction=single&newsItemID=3901 <p>The Peoria County Board of Health meeting canceled on Monday, August 18th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:41:28 +0100 August 18th Board of Health Meeting Canceled http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/news/?newsAction=single&newsItemID=3899 <p>The Peoria County Board of Health meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, August 18th has been canceled.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:56:28 +0100 Making Shots Less Stressful for Your Child http://www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/news/?newsAction=single&newsItemID=3893 <p>National Immunization Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to remind parents how to make shots less stressful for kids and for parents. The Peoria City/County Health Department's Infectious Disease Director, Jean Bellisario shares tips to help relieve the stress that comes with vaccination.</p> <p>"Vaccines are important to help protect babies and young children against 14 serious diseases. ... Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:55:40 +0100