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The Cook County Department of Public Health is asking suburban Cook County adults, ages 18 years and older, for information about conditions in our communities that support health. Conditions that support health include: affordable housing, health services, job opportunities, good schools, public transportation, recreation, community safety, and more.
Answering a few questions can help the health department and our partners improve your community's health. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is available in English and Spanish.
FREE frozen custard mini cups were a hit with the first 500 people attending the August 5th Farmers Market, courtesy of the Burbank Andy's FrozenCustard, 8041 S. Harlem!
Come to the Stickney Township Farmer’s Market located at the township Medical Center at 5635 State Road in Burbank every Wednesday from 2–7pm. through October 14th.
The market will continue through the fall, offering seasonal, healthy, fresh and local produce to the community. In addition to a selection of produce, the Township will provide health and fitness information as well as ongoing activities for adults and children.
“We want to shine a spotlight on healthy eating and give our local vendors an opportunity to contribute to making the Township a healthy community,” says Supervisor Louis S. Viverito. “It is our hope that our residents will look forward to this Market as an annual event and that it continues to grow in scope each year.”
For more information, please call 708-424-9200.
If you are an area vendor, and would like to participate in the Stickney Township Farmer’s Market, some booth spaces are still available. Links to registration formsand information for vendors may be found here.
Get your school physical completed now! The Certificate of Child Health Examination Form, also referred to as the school physical form, is required for entry into daycare, preschool, kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade, college and for transfer students. Come on in now…to beat the rush! Stickney Public Health District Clinics operate on a walk-in basis.
Wait times traditionally increase as the start of school gets closer. Be sure to check out the web site or call for details of what you need to bring for your child’s physical.
Are you bi-lingual? Interested in helping others? Find out how you can volunteer to bridge the language barrier for those seeking public services. More on the Language Volunteer Program...
The Illinois Department of Public Health has documented 3 instances of the West Nile Virus in Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn Mosquito populations over the past month.
West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms may last from a few days to a few weeks. However, four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms. In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis or encephalitis, or even death, can occur. People older than 50 and immunocompromised individuals are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile Virus. No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported so far this year.
Mosquitos breed in standing water. Please reduce the opportunity for standing water in your yard by emptying or discarding containers where water can collect. In addition, the Illinois Department of Public Health suggests the following:
The Stickney Public Health District (SPHD) has formed the SPHD Walking Club to help encourage local residents to stay active and get out and meet their neighbors. Each of the District’s clinic sites, and the Louis S. Viverito Senior Center, will have specific times and days set aside from which the group can embark
The group is open to walkers of all levels, and ages, and encourages those with strollers to participate as well. Each site location will have clean and accessible bathrooms. The Walking Club will begin in April and, weather permitting, continue through October.
Location start dates, times and addresses are listed below.
If you have questions, please call 708-424-9200 and ask for Shelly.
Stickney Public Health District – South Site
5635 State Road
Mondays at 4pm
Wednesdays at noon
Start date: April 6, 2015
Stickney Public Health District – Central Site
4900 S, Long
Chicago, Il 60638
Tuesdays at noon
Start date: April 14, 2015
Stickney Public Health District – North Site
6721 W. 40th St.
Stickney, IL 60402
Thursdays at noon
Start date: April 9, 2015
LSV Senior Center
7745 S. Leamington
Burbank, IL 60459
Wednesdays at 9am
Start date: April 8, 2015
Stickney Strollers have invited us to join their group!