Health Promotion
(309) 558-2802

Prevention is emphasized in all Public Health programs, and Health Education is incorporated into clinic visits, home visits, inspections, community and school presentations, media events, and other outreach efforts.

Health educators and other Public Health staff are available to speak to groups of all ages in settings such as schools, businesses, churches, and community gatherings.

Health Promotion is also accomplished by providing information and educational resources such as literature, videos and health data to professionals and consumers.

Illinois Tobacco Free Communities

Illinois Tobacco Free Communities is a multi-year Illinois Department of Public Health initiative to encourage and support the implementation of positive smoking policies focusing on multi-unit housing complexes and outdoor public places (i.e. parks, college campuses). Our Health Educators and Environmental Health staff also enforce the Smoke Free Illinois Act of 2008. If you have a smoking complaint please fill out a form here ( and a follow up investigation will be conducted.

Through the REALITY Illinois sub-grant of Illinois Tobacco Free Communities the health departments’ health educator works with groups of youth throughout the county. Students are taught the different aspects of local government and advocacy through the Engaging Youth in Positive Change Curriculum as well as engage local decision makers on tobacco related policies.