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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Local Food Establishments to Receive Food Safety Awards

The Peoria City/County Health Department will honor local establishments for their commitment to food safety at the Board of Health meeting on Monday, March 11, 2024, at the Peoria Public Library North Branch at 6:00 p.m.

“The Food Safety Excelle...

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2024

NACCHO Awards $1.29 Million to Address Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance

Peoria City/County Health Department was awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials to improve healthcare infection prevention and response efforts.

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Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: August 4, 2023

Call for Nominations for Public Health Champion Award

The Board of Health seeks to honor and celebrate a community member or organization for their outstanding public health contributions toward prevention, promotion, and protection in Peoria County. The award will be presented during National Public Health ...

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Roof Replacement Lottery for Homeowners in 61605

Homeowners with a roof in need of repair in the 61605 zip code, outside the City of Peoria limits, are invited to apply for Peoria County’s 2024 Roof Replacement Program lottery. The application portal is open now at www.peoriacounty.gov/1287 an...

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Health Department’s WIC Program Recognized for Excellence

The Peoria City/County Health Department’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program has received a Gold Breastfeeding Award of Excellence from the Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Agr...

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2023

Third Rabid Bat Identified in Peoria County

Peoria County Animal Protection Services and the Peoria City/County Health Department are advising the public about the potential risk of exposure to rabies after a third rabid bat was identified in Peoria County. 

“Do not attempt to han...

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month at Peoria Zoo

Animals with their babies

Join the Peoria City/County Health Department and the Illinois Public Health Institute in celebrating National Breastfeeding Month with a special event at Peoria Zoo on August 11 from 2-4 pm. There is free zoo entry and a ticket for ice cream for the firs...

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2023

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool in Peoria County

The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample detected in Peoria County for 2023. 

"The positive mosquito pool is an indication that West Nile virus is circulating in our area and ind...

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2023

West Nile Virus Surveillance in Peoria County

The Peoria City/County Health Department will be starting vector surveillance of mosquitoes and birds for West Nile virus from May 31-October 15, 2023. Trapping and testing mosquitos for West Nile virus will be at locations throughout Peoria County.

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2023

61605 Community Meeting to Discuss Transportation and Social Connectedness

Do you live in the 61605 ZIP code? We want to hear from you! Join the SDOH – Accelerator Plan leadership team on Wednesday, May 24 at the George Washington Carver Center to tell us about your experiences regarding transportation and accessibility in your ...

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Health Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2023

COVID-19 Vaccines Remain Available at Health Department

At the end of today, May 11, 2023, the National Public Health Emergency Declaration regarding SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) will expire.

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters continue to be provided free of charge by the Peoria City/County Health Department. Vaccinations...

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