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Want To Know More About Mumps?

  • Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. There is no treatment for mumps, and it can cause long-term health problems.

    The best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called the MMR shot). Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR shot.

    More information about Mumps.

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    Pain Management Workshop

    Join us for a one day workshop introducing ways to manage your pain. You can expect to learn coping strategies such as assertiveness training, guided imagery, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. We will explore various resources such as a apps, literature, local support groups, and national foundations.
    Please call to reserve your spot.
    Contact: Cherity Machnick, LCPC 708-424-9200 Ext 2144
    Where: Stickney Township Medical Clinic Conference Room
    5635 State Rd Burbank, IL 60459
    When: February 10th, 2016 at 1 PM

    Warnings Issued Concerning the Zika Virus

    The Center for Disease Control has issued travel warnings for pregnant women traveling to some Central and South American countries including Mexico. The Zika virus is currently being actively transmitted in these areas. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and can lead to birth defects. Information can be found on the CDC website.

    It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges anyone who has not yet received flu vaccine to get it as soon as possible. While many people typically get the flu vaccine in early fall, flu activity usually peaks between December and February, a time when many people are out and about.

    “During the holidays, friends and families often come together to celebrate,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “Although you may be in good health, people around you, like young children and grandparents, may be at higher risk of getting the flu and suffering serious complications from it. A flu vaccine is the best defense against getting the flu. If you don’t get the vaccine to protect yourself, do it to protect the loved ones around you.”

    Every season, flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands and sometimes tens of thousands of deaths. Even healthy people can get sick from the flu.

    Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.

    In addition to getting a flu shot, IDPH recommends following the 3 C’s: clean, cover, and contain.

    • Clean – frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water.
    • Cover – cover your cough and sneeze.
    • Contain – contain your germs by staying home if you are sick.

    Influenza antiviral drugs can be a second line of defense for treatment of some who get sick with flu and can lessen the duration and severity of symptoms.

    Important Announcement Concerning Phebotomy Services

    Stickney Public Health District is sorry to announce that it has discontinued phlebotomy services previously provided by MedStar. SPHD is actively seeking another company to partner with for these services. Please continue to watch this site for updates. Thank you for your understanding.

    Stickney Public Health District is a Healthy Hotspot!

    Healthy HotSpot partners are working together to support or advance policy, systems and environmental improvements to make healthy living easier in places where people live, work, learn, worship, play or receive health care in suburban Cook County.

    Since 1946, the Stickney Public Health District has provided community-based public health services to the residents of Stickney Township. Our service area includes the City of Burbank, the Villages of Stickney and Forest View, unincorporated areas of Central Stickney and Nottingham Park, and parts of the Village of Bridgeview (east of Harlem Avenue). We are focused on making Stickney Township a healthy place to live and work.

    Aligned with our mission, the Stickney Public Health District has goals to promote physical activity and healthy eating; reduce obesity; and decrease the level of untreated high blood pressure in our community. We work together with many partners --- community-based organizations, schools, senior homes to name a few – to develop and implement programs and initiatives that make healthy living easier for our residents.Visit the Cook County Public Health website for more information concerning the Healthy Hotspot program.

    Community Health Improvement: Your Voice Counts and Your Opinion Matters

    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.


    A Polish version can be found here.

    Language Volunteer Program

    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...

    Need Vaccines? 19 Years or Older With No Insurance?

    Adult Vaccines Available at No Cost! It is important that everyone, no matter what age, get vaccinated. Questions?
    Contact Public Health Nursing staff 708-424-9200.

    Diabetes Support Program Offered in collaboration with Little Company of Mary Hospital

    One hour sessions starting at 10 A.M. on the second Tuesday of each month will be held at the South Stickney Public Health District Site, 5635 State Road, Burbank, IL. This program is FREE of charge and open to Stickney Township Adults. Space is limited to 25 attendees. Call 708-424-9200, est. 2137 for more information or to reserve your seat today.

    Stickney Public Health District – South Site
    5635 State Road
    Burbank, IL
    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!


    ProActive Kids is a special fitness and nutrition program designed for kids ages 8-14 who are struggling with their weight, and being overweight. This program offers a safe environment where kids can workout and learn about proper nutrition. The program also focuses on their self-esteem, body image, stress, feelings and a variety of other issues that can be caused by being overweight.

    The program takes place over 8-weeks (3 times per week totaling 24 lessons) to treat the whole child built around the stability and commitment of family, who participate on Fridays and during parent-only sessions throughout the program.

    The program has been in operation for five years and has educated over 2000 people on how to live a healthier lifestyle and decrease weight. Click here for more information on the complete program.

    For more information: www.proactivekids.org or call 630.681.1558.

    LOCATIONS FOR WINTER 2016 (Jan. 11 - March 4) ProActive Kids locations are made possible by the following generous funding sources.

    Addison, IL -- At Club Fitness at Addison Park District, Funded by Edward-Elmhurst Health

    Burr Ridge, IL-- (NEW) At Five Seasons Family Sports Clubs, Funded by Annual Run the Ridge 5K/1K

    Downers Grove, IL -- At Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, Funded by Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

    Melrose Park, IL -- At Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Funded by Loyola University Health System

    Naperville, IL -- At Edward Health and Fitness Center, Funded by Edward-Elmhurst Health

    Oak Lawn, IL -- At Oak Lawn Ice Arena - Oak Lawn Park District, Funded by Advocate Children's Hospital Oak Lawn

    Park Ridge/Niles, IL -- At Gemini Junior High School, Funded by Advocate Children's Hospital Park Ridge