Youth

This section will connect you with all of the programs that would be of interest to those families with children age 11-17 years. The links will take you to the sites with information that may support families, grandparents or others for services or to find out answers to questions; or, for those of teenaged years, for answering questions or to gain a perspective of services that are available. If you do not find what you are looking for – go to the Question & Answer Section under Popular Pages and ask a question – your question will appear in the answer section and your question will be confidential.

Programs

Information on what to do after a flood

4 The Health of It” is a six-week program sponsored by FIPHD and WGFA Radio and encourages physical activity, healthy eating and healthy moments to celebrate wellness. The program is in it's third year of promoting self responsibility and helps people become more aware that physical activity, healthy moments, and healthy eating habits are behaviors, that when adopted, allow for a healthier status. Besides physical activity and nutritious eating, individuals are also rewarded for engaging in healthy moments that would include among others: dental check-ups, depression screenings, mammograms, pap tests/pelvic exams, blood work, annual eye exams, prostate exams, colon cancer screenings, diabetes screenings, preventative vaccinations, tobacco cessation activities, and annual physician well-visits. The program begins May 1, 2013 and ends June 15, 2013. There is no age limit and groups are most welcome.  Prizes for the top individuals and groups will serve as a competitive edge for motivation.  The main concept of the program is to GET UP AND MOVE - EAT RIGHT AND HAVE FUN!!!



 

Parenting classes are for parents and prospective parents and are modified to the age of the child(ren).  The classes are $10.00 per session.  Referrals are accepted.  Fees also accepted through outside source if classes are mandatory.

The International Travel Program assists those who plan to travel outside of the United States.  This informational program helps travelers to obtain appropriate vaccinations, provides information on current health and medical concerns or outbreaks associated with the country they plan to visit and offers guidance and tips for health protection.  The information provided through the International Travel Program also provides other helpful travel tips such as expected weather, currency, and pertinent information about the destination country.

This program is in place to protect every individual consuming food in Ford and Iroquois counties from food borne illness by enforcing the Ford County and Iroquois County Food Service Ordinances as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health Food Services Sanitation Code. This is achieved through inspections of such establishments throughout the year.


4 The Health of It” is a six-week program sponsored by FIPHD and WGFA Radio and encourages physical activity, healthy eating and healthy moments to celebrate wellness. Formally called Employee Health & Fitness Month, “4 The Health of It” was developed to include all persons living in the WGFA Radio listening area.  The project promotes self responsibility and helps people become more aware that physical activity, healthy moments, and healthy eating habits are behaviors, that when adopted, allow for a healthier status. Besides physical activity and nutritious eating, individuals are also rewarded for engaging in healthy moments that would include among others: dental check-ups, depression screenings, mammograms, pap tests/pelvic exams, blood work, annual eye exams, prostate exams, colon cancer screenings, diabetes screenings, preventative vaccinations, tobacco cessation activities, and annual physician well-visits. There is no age limit and groups are welcome.  Prizes for the top individuals and groups will serve as a competitive edge for motivation.  The main concept of the program is to GET UP AND MOVE!!!  EAT RIGHT AND HAVE FUN!!!


If you are interested in becoming a Participant – call (815) 432-2483 and ask for Ellen.


If you are interested in becoming an Award Sponsor your logo or business badge will be placed on the marketing brochure, all public communications (including weekly radio announcements) and the participant forms.  Call (815) 432-2483 and ask to speak with Ellen, “4 The Health of It” Program Coordinator or you can email her at emccullough@fiphd.org.


Do it for yourself………do it “4 The Health of It!”



A link to this site has also been made available on WGFA Radio's website.


 


 


 

One-on-One Diabetes Education

Contact Information:   DiAnne Schoolman, Registered Diabetic Educator

                                   200 Fairman Ave.

                                   Watseka, IL  60970

                                   Telephone:  (815) 432-7719

For more information concerning the Iroquois Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education, contact Diane Schoolman.

 

The Diabetes Education Program

Contact Information:  Eileen Woolums

                                  Diabetes Education Program

                                  1120 N. Melvin Street

                                   Gibson City, IL  60936

                                   Telephone:  (217) 784-2344

 

Diabetes Support Group meets 2nd thursday of every month - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Radiology waiting room.  For more information on the Gibson Area Hospital Diabetes Education Program or Diabetes Support Group, contact Eileen Woolums.

Diabetes Support Group                    

Contact Information:   Karen Mbanza

                                   Carle Physician Group

                                   Carle Danville

                                   2300 North Vermilion Street

                                   Danville, IL  61832

                                   Telephone:  (217) 554-1700

Support Group meets 4th Tuesday of each month (except November and December) - 6:30 pm.  Group meets at teh Danville Family YMCA - contact Karen Mbanza for more information.

 

The Diabetes Wellness Center - Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.

Contact Information :  Kelly Cuffe

                        Riverside HealthCare

                        Riverside Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

                        1905 West Court Street

                         Kankakee, IL  60901

                       Telephone: (815) 936-6515

                        Email:        kelly-cuffe@riversidehealthcare.net

                        Address:  100 Westwood Oaks Ct    Kankakee, IL  60901-2957

 

 

The Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) (Also known as Live Well, Be Well Program) is a 6 week self-managment course offered to the residents of Ford and Iroquois Counties to help manage chronic health conditions. The evidence based program helps the participate learn to help take steps towards positive change and healthier living, helps to build confidence and one's ability to manage the day-to-day life events. Topics of the program include:
-Working with your doctor
-Medication "how to's"
-Personalizing a fitness & exercise program
-Relaxation techniques
-Dealing with negative emotions
-Managing symptoms
-Improving communication
-Tips for eating well
-Setting goals
-Effective problem solving

The Coordinated School Health Grant Program enhances the physical and mental health of all within the Unit 9 school system by providing specific education and interventions to promote the 8 essential components of Coordinated School Health: (1) Parent & Community Partnerships; (2) Health Education; (3) Physical Education; (4) Nutritional Services and Education; (5) Healthy and Safe School Environment; (6) Mental Health Services; (7) Health Services; and (8) Staff Health Promotion. The focuses of this program include:
-improved physical and mental well-being through promotion of proper nutrition;
-increased physical activity;
-increased capacity to learn;
-reduction of absenteeism;
-strengthening of community resources and relationships;
-decreased bullying, violence, crime and substance abuse;
-as well as obesity and chronic disease prevention.

The Communicable Diseases Program protects residents within this jurisdiction from contracting and transmitting infectious diseases through active surveillance and by completing investigations, providing diagnostic screenings, providing referrals as appropriate and reporting as mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

  • pregnancy testing
  • applications for the State Health Insurance
  • developmental screenings
  • loan of car seats when available and education on proper use of car seats

The Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) Program is a supplemental food program designed to insure that pregnant or nursing women, infants and children up to age five are supplied with food products and education which will contribute to a healthy and nutritional diet.


To qualify for W.I.C. a woman, infant or child must:



  • live in Ford or Iroquois county

  • meet the W.I.C. income guidelines

  • have a nutritional/health need

FIPHD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


 

Childhood immunizations are needed to protrect children from diseases that might otherwise be deadly. Immunizations work best when given at the recommended ages and at recommended times. Parents should call the health department to schedule an appointment for their child to receive their immunizations.

The Vision and Hearing Screening Program identifies preschool through high school children with suspect hearing and/or vision impairments through a screening process as established by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The program provides appropriate referral, follow-up, and education.

The Tuberculosis Program reduces the incidence of infectious disease in Ford and Iroquois counties by providing investigations, education, screening and referral and treament of active and passive tuberculosis for residents of any age. TB skin tests are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays with the exception of holidays. Cost is $15. The Medical card is accepted for clients through age 18 years of age.

The goal of the Tobacco Initiative Program is to assure the public has the opportunity to live and work in a smoke-free environment through eforcement of the Illinois Smoke-free Act. The program supports effective K-12 school based programs for tobacco prevention to reduce initiation and encourage cessation of tobacco use among young people. The department also offers free nicotine replacement therapies to those wishing to quit smoking.





 




The School Nurse Program reduces the morbidity and mortality in children and adolescence who are injured or become ill at school by providing a wide range of nursing services to schools in Iroquois County, through contractual agreement.  These services include but are not limited to:

  • educational presentations
  • monitoring of appropriate immunizations
  • monitoring of required physical and dental exams and eye exams
  • providing nursing services during illness or injuries at school

 

Education for preschool children through the adult aged population emphasizes health concerns appropriate to the age of the audience.  Education increases the public's awareness and knowledge of various life skills topics.  Some of the topics that are included in the Life Skills Education Program are:



  • Puberty Program for Girls (4th - 6th grade level)

  • Puberty Program for Boys (5th - 6th grade level)

  • Nutrition

  • Handwashing

  • Health Department Services

  • STDs

  • Disease Detectives

  • Anatomy

  • Heart Health

 

HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Education decreases the incidence and spread of HIV/AIDS. Education and referral services are available for community members, to enhance community awareness and knowledge of signs and symptoms, treatment and resources that are available.