On Saturday, March 28, 2015 the Winnebago County Health Department will hold a free tire recycling drive for Winnebago County homeowners.To read the news release on this event follow this link.To follow-up and register for the event, click here.
As your health department, we offer a variety of wellness and
environmental health services to all Winnebago County residents.
For your good health and that of our community, we provide numerous programs focused
on wellness promotion throughout each life stage, injury and violence prevention,
disease prevention, disaster preparedness and response and environmental safety.
Measles starts with a fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out.
It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. The rash can last for a week, and coughing can last for 10 days.
Children younger than 5 years of age and adults older than 20 years of age are at high risk of getting a serious
case of measles.
Measles Fact Sheet - CDC
Information on Measles - CDC
Information on Measles Cases - Cook County Department of Public Health
New 2/5/2015 Illinois Department of Public Health / Winnebago County Health Department - Measles Health Alert
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 the Rockford Health Council released the 2014 Community Health Study. This study is designed to provide local health systems and community organizations with data to support reporting of community health needs, as well as support decision making regarding initiatives and efforts. To view the entire study please visit the Rockford Health Council website.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency - Winter Weather Preparedness Guide
Illinois Department of Public Health - Weathering Winter
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - Extreme Cold: A prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health & Safety
American Red Cross - Winter Storm Prepardness: About Winter Storms
Winnebago County Health Department - Tips to Stay Healthy During the Cold Weather
Winnebago County Health Department - Winter Weather Frequently Asked Questions
The City of Rockford Human Services Department, a Community Action Agency, announces the availability of warming centers in Winnebago and Boone counties during the 2014-2015 winter season.
Winnebago County Receives Gold Recognition by the Illinois Department of Public Health "Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation"
To contact the Winnebago County Health Department after hours, please call 815-720-4000.