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Mosquito Control Starts At Home

Let’s Fight the Bite and prevent diseases like Zika and West Nile Virus by taking the mosquito control prevention tips here. For more information on Zika Virus and West Nile Virus visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov.

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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.

  • Animal Control Spring News

    See our spring notes on what you can do to keep both your pets and the community safe and healthy.

    More info here.

    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.

    Important Announcement Concerning Phlebotomy 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.

    http://tinyurl.com/cchsurvey15

    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.

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    May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness month. One in five American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.

    This year, Mental Health America is building on last year’s theme of B4Stage4 to promote Mental Health awareness month. At Stage 1, an individual shows symptoms of a mental health condition but is still able to perform daily functions. By Stage 4, the combination of persistent symptoms and impairment has the potential to turn into a crisis event and may result in the development of other health conditions.

    Catching mental health conditions early, during Stage 1, is often overlooked due to people not recognizing their symptoms, or because they are ashamed to seek help because of the stigma associated with mental illness. Mental health conditions are not only common, they are treatable.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of Stage 1, or if you have questions regarding your mental health, please contact the Behavioral Health Division at (708)237-8918.