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The McLean County Board for Care and Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability (377 Board) is requesting funding proposals for Calendar Year 17, January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
Contract funds overseen by The McLean County Board fo...Read on...
The McLean County Board of Health (553 Board) is requesting funding proposals for Calendar Year 17, January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
Contract funds overseen by the McLean County Board of Health must be designed for behavioral health services ...Read on...
With summer in full swing, surveillance efforts for West Nile virus (WNV) are underway in McLean County.
The McLean County Health Department was recently notified by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) that as of June 30, 2016 the Healthy Child Care Illinois program, which supports the Child Care Nurse Consultant position
The McLean County Health Department is requesting proposals for calendar year 2017 behavioral health program and development /intellectual disability program funding.
The McLean County Health Department, through a partnership with the YWCA’s Medivan program, is now able to offer free transportation to-and-from medical breast health appointments to individuals who previously had no way of accessing
Beginning Tuesday June 7th and continuing every Tuesday in June, the McLean County Health Department invites youth with asthma who are between the ages 11 and 16 to join them for a FREE four-part program called, Kickin’ Asthma.
From May 19th until May 25rd, the McLean County Health Department will be sending teams to go door-to-door to conduct Functional Needs Mapping surveys in Bloomington and Normal.
The McLean County Health Department is providing funding for a one year supply, or 24 doses, of Narcan to the McLean County Sheriff’s Department. Narcan is a life-saving anti-opiate antidote used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.
The public is invited to join the McLean County Health Department and its collaborative partners for an inside look at community crisis services available in McLean County and an informative discussion about McLean County’s Crisis Response System.
The staff of the McLean County Health Department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Education and Supplemental Food Program invites pregnant women, new moms, and seasoned pros from McLean County to the Annual Nutrition and Breastfeeding Fair.
For the second year in a row the Women to Women Giving Circle of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has selected the McLean County Health Department to receive a $10,000 grant for its Mental Health First Aid Training classes.
There has been an increase in the number of positive mumps cases connected with the Illinois State University campus prompting the McLean County Health Department to alert the Illinois Department of Public Health of the isolated outbreak situation.
Mumps are again being reported in McLean County, prompting the McLean County Health Department to once again encourage residents to take preventative steps to avoid infection with the virus.
How does the public health system work with the behavioral health treatment system to create a more healthy and vibrant community?
A recent move to a new electronic food establishment inspection reporting process will make it even easier for diners in McLean County to choose where to have their next meal. Effective January 8th, a more detailed online inspection report database debuts
Director of Community Health Services and Assistant Administrator, Cathy Coverston-Anderson was chosen as the 2015 McLean County Health Department Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
The Noontime Knitters are back in action at the McLean County Health Department, using their needles to provide a different kind of protection than the ones used by the nurses in the clinics...
As of Tuesday, December 1st, McLean County residents participating in the Women, Infants & Children Nutrition, Education & Supplemental Food Program (WIC) have greater flexibility when accessing walk-in clinic services due to the expansion of clinic hours
Jackie Lanier, assistant professor in the Health Education Program in the Department of Health Sciences at Illinois State University, was awarded the 2015 McLean County Public Health Award.
The McLean County Health Department is seeking nominations for the 2015 Public Health Award. Every November, the health department recognizes a McLean County resident who furthers public health principles and practices by providing services in the county.
The McLean County Health Department is currently offering influenza vaccinations by appointment for adults and children ages 6 months and up. To schedule an appointment, call 309-888-5455.
The McLean County Health Department has added Normal Community High School (NCHS) to the list of sites with increased mumps activity.
The McLean County Health Department has added Bloomington High School (BHS) to the list of sites with increased mumps activity.
In response to the mumps outbreak at Heartland Community College, the McLean County Health Department is offering free immunizations with the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine to students, faculty and staff who
BLOOMINGTON – The McLean County Health Department has been able to link three or more confirmed cases of mumps by time or place to individuals on the campus of Illinois State University.
BLOOMINGTON – As the community-wide mumps outbreak continues to grow in McLean County, the McLean County Health Department has added two area high schools to the list of sites with increased mumps activity.
BLOOMINGTON – As confirmed cases of mumps continue to grow in McLean County, a small pocket of cases has developed with connections to Heartland Community College, prompting the Illinois Department of Public Health to declare an outbreak on the campus.
BLOOMINGTON – United we stand, divided we fall. The McLean County Health Department is hoping residents will stand united this flu season and get a flu vaccination to help keep the county healthy.
As of September 4th, test results have confirmed that McLean County has four confirmed mumps cases prompting the Illinois Department of Public Health to declare the recent mumps activity an outbreak.
A bird collected in the 61701 zip code in Bloomington, and a mosquito pool collected from the 61748 zip code, have both tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by the McLean County Health Department.
As of September 2, the McLean County Health Department has three confirmed cases of mumps and is in the process of investigating a growing number of potential mumps cases in the county.
A third mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This one collected from the 61705 zip code area, west of Bloomington city limits.
A bird collected in the 61704 zip code, north-east of Bloomington-Normal, and a mosquito pool collected from the 61737 zip code tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by the McLean County Health Department. This is the second bird and second mosquito
The McLean County Health Department, announced yesterday that a walk-in clinic for McLean County students needing a meningitis vaccination to meet sixth grade or twelfth grade back-to-school immunization requirements will be held Monday, August 17 from
A mosquito pool collected in the 61705 area, east of Bloomington, was positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in testing done by the McLean County Health Department. The positive mosquito pool is the second positive evidence of WNV in the county this year.
The McLean County Health Department will be offering incoming 6th and 12th grade Mclean County students another opportunity to get their meningitis vaccination at a special walk-in clinic scheduled for next week.
Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines and to schedule back-to-school immunizations.
Modeled after a national program organized by the Department of Health and Human Services, WIC’s new initiative is looking to recognize businesses for their efforts to be breastfeedingfriendly.
The month of August shines a spotlight on the benefits of breastfeeding and the challenges still to be overcome on the journey to greater acceptance and support of breastfeeding moms.
A bird collected in the town of Chenoa by the McLean County Health Department tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Sue Albee-Grant, Community Health Services Supervisor at the McLean County Health Department, was named Public Health Worker of the Year by the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA).
As welcome as the May sunshine and warm temperatures are, those summer like days bring with them a not so welcome companion – the Culex mosquito. Culex mosquitoes, more commonly known as “house mosquitoes,” are the carriers of West Nile Virus (WNV).
Starting this week, the McLean County Health Department is hitting the streets to identify and reward residents they find practicing good public health practices as part of their daily routine.
The McLean County Health Department joins with Mental Health America in celebrating May is Mental Health Month. The theme of this year’s public awareness campaign -- Addressing Mental Health Before Stage 4 -- calls attention to the importance
Millions of Americans are living with chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections, yet most don’t know they have these potentially deadly liver diseases. People can live for decades without symptoms, but over time
To raise awareness about the health consequences and personal and financial costs of asthma, the McLean County Health Department is participating in World Asthma Day on May 5, 2015, and Asthma Awareness Month throughout May.
Shay Simmons and Ryan Easton explain how teaching children, may help teach families
The McLean County Health Department’s celebration of National Public Health Week is moving full steam ahead and we’re not ready to slow down yet!
National Public Health Week is April 6th through April 12th. To celebrate, the McLean County Health Department has several events planned to involve the community and raise awareness of the national theme – “Healthiest Nation 2030,” and rally around the
The McLean County Care & Treatment of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Funding Application for FY 16 is now available.
Montesdeoca was former AmeriCorps volunteer for the McLean County Health Department
More than half of Illinois residents receive their water from groundwater wells. During Groundwater Awareness Week, the McLean County Health Department reminds all residents of the importance of being responsible groundwater stewards
The Behavioral Health Funding Application for FY 16 is now available.
The McLean County Health Department wants parents to know that the immunization status of school-aged children in McLean County exceeds recommended State levels necessary to prevent epidemics.
Michael Brown, executive director of the Ecology Action Center, was named the recipient of the 2014 Public Health Award.
Fiscal Manager Cathy Dreyer was chosen as the 2014 McLean County Health Department Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
The McLean County Health Department finds it is necessary to quell rumors of an active Ebola case in the county.
A bird collected in the 61704 zip code, east of Veterans Parkway in Bloomington, by the McLean County Health Department was confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
A bat found outside a rural Heyworth home is McLean County’s first rabies-positive bat in 2014.
In order to help protect the community by preventing the spread of influenza (flu), the health department is utilizing a more consumer-friendly approach designed to bring services closer or directly to people. Rural flu clinics will be held in October.
A bird collected in the town of Normal by the McLean County Health Department was confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The health department advises parents to schedule children's back-to-school immunizations and dental exams before school begins in August. Also, keep in mind that the 2014-2015 school immunizations requirements changed to align with national standards.
Mosquitoes collected in McLean County tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The mosquito batch collected in the 61705 area, west of Bloomington, is the first positive evidence of WNV presence this year in the county.
Personnel affiliated with the McLean County Health Department received recognition from the Illinois Department of Public Health on July 9 at the 2014 Integrated Public Health and Medical Preparedness Summit.
McLean County Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition, Education, and Supplemental Food Program (WIC) will provide grocery store tours to teach participants how to determine the nutrition value of foods, shop on a budget, & locate WIC-approved foods.
As temperatures warm and peak mosquito season approaches, surveillance efforts for West Nile Virus (WNV) are now underway in McLean County.
The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) WIC program is partnering with The Baby Fold to host a Fabulous 40 Family Fun Festival from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in celebration of the National WIC 40th anniversary.
The first full week of April is recognized as National Public Health Week to highlight the contributions of our nation’s public health system and focus on issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning people who purchased buffalo fish from Fresh Farms International Market in Niles in Cook County after January 30, 2014, not to eat the fish.
The McLean County Health Department has two public computer kiosks available every Tuesday for individuals requiring minimal assistance with online enrollment.
Public Health Communication Specialist Kera Brossette was chosen as the 2013 McLean County Health Department Alice J. Olsson Memorial Employee of the Year.
With the extension of the ACA enrollment deadline from Dec. 15 to Dec. 23 to receive health insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the MCHD partnered with Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, NAACP, and Walgreen’s Pharmacy to provide an informational event.
Mike McCurdy, news director of GLT Radio, was named the recipient of the 21st annual McLean County Public Health Award for furthering public health principles, practices and services of McLean County.
A McLean County man in his 40s tested positive with West Nile Virus (WNV) during hospitalization in early October. This is the second human WNV case in McLean County so far in 2013.
A McLean County woman in her 80s tested positive with West Nile Virus (WNV) during hospitalization in mid-September.
Community service agencies are combining efforts to enroll underinsured and uninsured residents of McLean County in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.
A collection of mosquitoes in the Lake Bloomington area tested positive for West Nile Virus this week, the fourth location in McLean County with WNV-positive mosquitoes.
The McLean County Health Department Animal Control advises citizens of increasing bat activity with the approach of autumn, which in turn increases possible human and animal exposure to rabies.
A collection of mosquitoes in the Ellsworth area has tested positive for West Nile Virus, the third location in McLean County with WNV-positive mosquitoes.
The McLean County Health Department will provide education and consumer assistance designed to facilitate enrollment of county residents in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace through the In-Person Counseling Program, beginning Oct. 1.
A bird collected in Bloomington by the McLean County Health Department has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
A second McLean County location has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquitoes. A mosquito collection in Dale Township, just west of Bloomington, tested positive for WNV.
In recognition of August as National Immunization Awareness Month, the McLean County Health Department advises parents to schedule children’s back-to-school immunizations, including the Tdap vaccine for all 6th through 12th grade students.
October 23-29 is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet 250,000 US children have elevated blood-lead levels.
Nine out of 10 Americans do not have the knowledge or skills to make informed healthcare decisions. The 2011 National Health Education Week is dedicated to addressing health literacy.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take your breast health into your heads and learn about early detection methods through free breast health programs available from MCHD.
MCHD will hold flu clinics for both children and adults every Tuesday in October at the health department. Information on times and eligibility available on our flu page.
September 28 is World Rabies Day. Vaccinating pets and staying away from wildlife are vital ways to stop rabies transmission to humans.
Do you know someone who has made a difference in the health of McLean County? If so, take a minute and nominate them for the 2011 Public Health Award.
Congratulations to MCHD's Erin Johnson, who recieved the Opening the Door Red Ribbon Award at the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/STD Conference for excellence in HIV counseling and care.
The best time to prepare for an emergency is before one hits. Are you prepared? Get a kit. Make a plan. Stay informed. Be involved.
Flu season is just around the corner. The #1 way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. The McLean County Health Department has clinics scheduled for elligible individuals.
August 1-7th is World Breastfeeding Week. Learn about all of the resources available to help you and baby successfully breastfeed.
Due to extreme temperatures, Cooling Centers have opened in McLean County.
25% of people with HIV in the US do not know they're infected. Take the test. Take control.
McLean County was recognized with two Director's Awards at the Illinois Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit.
Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. On average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States. Most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the home...Read on...
McLean County food establishment managers in need of ServSafe and IL Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification have the opportunity to attend the training class at Illinois State University on August 8th and 9th.
Upon successful completion of this ...Read on...
Relax this summer knowing your child's back-to-school vaccinations are done. Contact the Children's Immunization Clinic at (309) 888-5455 to schedule an appointment now.
While you're at it, take the opportunity to make sure you are up-to-date on recom...Read More
Did you know the McLean County Health Department offers dental services for children with Medicaid coverage? Our Dental Clinic provides routine care and preventive services to children up to age 19, and is open Monday through Thursday. For an appointment ...Read More
Attention business owners! It's time to book your flu clinic with the McLean County Health Department. We can help you protect the health of your employees and the health of your business.
By encouraging your employees to get flu shots you can increase...Read More
Becoming an MRC member is a minimal time commitment, outside of emergencies. Members of the McLean County MRC are eligible for unique training opportunities, including CPR, first aid, moulage and other emergency preparedness trainings.
If you have qu...Read More
Avoid foodborne illnesses this summer month by following four simple steps to food safety - Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.
Clean: Make sure to always wash your hands and surfaces with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before cooking and after handli...Read More
WIC Farmers' Market checks may be used July 1st through October 31st. WIC Farmers' Market checks are only available to active WIC participants. If you are not currently participating in the WIC program, why not? Contact the WIC office at (309) 888-5457 to...Read More