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.
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Illinois Department of Public Health Celebrates Public Health Week
West Nile Virus
Food-Borne Illness Complaints
Neighborhood Environmental Code Enforcement
PHAB Application Submittal
On the road the PHAB accreditation in 2016. The journey has been two and a half years in the making to satisfy the standards and measures of 12 domains. The measures equate to the submission of over 500 supporting documents. On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Winnebago County Public Health Administrator, Dr. Sandra Martell accomplishing another mile marker by submitting WCHD's application to the Public Health Accreditation Board. The Department is applying for voluntary accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), the independent organization that administers the national public health accreditation program. To achieve accreditation, the Health Department must undergo a rigorous,multi-faceted, peer review assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of public health quality standards. The next mile marker is for the application review which can take up to six months. Pictured: WCHD Public Health Administrator, Dr. Sandra Martell (left), WCHD Health Equity Coordiantor, Kyle Auman, and WCHD Quality and Data Coordinator, Kari Nimmo (right).
The Winnebago County Health Department is responsible for ensuring that all community residents including those with functional needs are prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. It is our goal to assist you in the event of an evacuation emergency. The public service announcement may be viewed here. The Functional needs Support Services (FNSS) Committee of Winnebago County is collecting information to assist in identifying those residents in our community that will need assistance in evacuation efforts. Your information is critical in helping us to prepare. The information you provide is voluntary and will be kept confidential. For more information and to fill out a form, please go to the Functional Needs Support Service Plan & Voluntary Registration Form link.
To contact the Winnebago County Health Department after hours, please call 815-720-4000.