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APRIL 1-7 IS NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK – NEWS RELEASE

The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) will be taking part in National Public Health Week Each year the first week of April is designated as National Public Health Week (NPHW), a time to recognize the contributions of public health and bring awareness to the issues that impact health in our communities. The theme for National […]

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Will You Be Our Community’s Valentine? – Share. Submit. Shape.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY – Residents are the heart of community and shape the overall health of the community. The Winnebago County Health Department is asking community members to show each other how much they care about the health of the community and Be Our Community’s Valentine with Share. Submit. Shape: • Share what impacts your health•

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Take Care Of Your Heart Health Winnebago County – News Release

WCHD Encourages Residents To Take Steps Toward Living A Heart Healthy Lifestyle The Winnebago County Health Department encourages residents to take steps toward living a heart healthy lifestyle and spread awareness about heart health during February for #Hearthealth Awareness Month. Approximately 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in the United States. Controlling

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Opioid Response Team – News Release

Addressing the Opioid Overdose Crisis In Winnebago County Opioid overdoses continue to take lives in Winnebago County, especially of those living with Substance Use Disorder. In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, today, August 31 and National Recovery Month in September, the Winnebago County Opioid Response Team (ORT) encourages our community to help build the

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Take Steps To Stay Safe In The Extreme Heat In Winnebago County This Week.

Extreme heat is expected in Winnebago County from Wednesday, August 23 through Thursday night, August 24. The National Weather Service predicts heat that feels like 110° to 115°, with heat staying around in the evening hours. When heat is this extreme, the risk of severe heat illness and death from heat are more likely.

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