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ILLINOIS TOBACCO QUITLINE

ILLINOIS TOBACCO QUITLINE

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a FREE resource for tobacco users who want to quit for good. Our registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and certified tobacco-treatment counselors are on call 7 days a week, 7AM-11PM to answer all your tobacco-related questions and provide the support you need to break the habit.

Link to website:
http://www.quityes.org

Phone: 1-866-Quit-Yes
(1-866-784-8937)

CC Medicine Drop Box

The Carroll County Medicine Drop Box is located at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.  Medications Accepted, both liquid and pill form and inhalers.

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Mt. Carroll, IL  61053

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Disasters

Emergency Preparedness & Response Program works in collaboration with other agencies to provide comprehensive public health planning and response for all hazard disasters (natural or man-made) within the county. The program includes: distribution of pharmaceuticals or vaccinations in the event of a bioterrorist attack or pandemic influenza; emergency planning for and tracking of populations with special needs; and recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers. The entire Carroll County Health Department staff are NIMS compliant.
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Emergency Preparedness PDF Print E-mail

Disasters happen and there is not much we can do about that. Disasters that can occur in Illinois are Earthquakes, Fire, flooding, severe thunder storms, tornados, and winter storms. We saw that last year with the flood in Carroll county and families having to evacuate their homes for safety reasons. But there are things we can do to protect ourselves and our families.

Every family needs to plan for what might happen. You should sit down with your family and talk about what types of disasters might happen, what you should do to prepare, or what to do if you are asked to evacuate (which means to leave your home). Parents remember your children are affected by disasters too. They may be frightened because they are out of their routine, reassure them and let them know what’s going on.

You should talk to your family about where to meet away from your home in case of a fire, or where to meet outside your neighborhood if you must evacuate and where to call to "check in" if you become separated from your family during a disaster. You should memorize the phone number of a favorite aunt or family member who lives in another state. You would call there to report where you are so your family can find you.

Also, be sure your house has a smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector. Remember to change the batteries twice a year (a good time to change them is when we set our clocks in spring and fall). It’s also a good idea to take a first aid class so you will be prepared to help others. Every family should have a Disaster Supply Kit in their home. The kit will help you and your family during a disaster. In a tornado, flood or winter storm for example, you might be without electricity and the water supply may be polluted or you may not be able to leave your house for a few days. In times like this, you will need to rely on yourself. Your disaster supply kit will make it easier. Remember, your family will probably never need to use your disaster supply kit, but it's always better to be prepared.

A disaster supply kit should include water, food ( hand can opener to open canned goods), battery powered or crank radio, flashlights with extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle to signal you are trapped, cell phones with chargers. Also include, medications, money, diapers, formula, pet food, etc. A kit should also be prepared for each child to help occupy your child; things included might be coloring books, colors, books, and games.

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CCPHD Services PDF Print E-mail

CCPHDThe Carroll County Health Department offers services that reach throughout the community that include preventative health care services for adults and children. The department investigates disease outbreaks, and provides referrals for patients with problems such as tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/aids. Adult and childhood vaccines are available as one of the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease related Illness and death.

The department also conducts environmental health inspections of water wells, food and beverage establishments, and private sewage disposal. Environmental health works to maintain the integrity of the environment, and protects our natural resources from being contaminated with natural or man-made wastes.

We are engaged in federally funded nutrition education and supplementation program for women, infants and children (WIC). Support is given to families through case management to assist them with continuity of appropriate medical care and building self-sufficiency. Teen parents also receive guidance and support to complete education and build independence.