A Nationally Accredited Health Department Since 2017

The Center for Health Promotion and Wellness provides services for the community to help individuals make informed choices to protect their health and to support families with young children or pregnant women with supplemental nutrition.


The Center for Health Promotion and Wellness currently has 5 programs:

1. WIC – Women, Infants, and Children Program

  • This program is a supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children providing nutrition counseling and nutritious foods.
  • Provides breastfeeding support and guidance
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2. Drug Overdose Prevention Program

  • Provides education and awareness to community members on the opioid epidemic and how to prevent death due to an opioid overdose
  • Provides free naloxone (NARCAN) trainings and naloxone (NARCAN) kits to Winnebago County community members in an effort to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths
  • Provides community members with resources related to addiction and mental health
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3. Tobacco Cessation Program

  • Eliminates and reduces secondhand and third hand smoke exposure in public
  • Provides local school districts with youth prevention curriculum
  • Addresses electronic nicotine delivery systems or e-cigarettes use by youth
  • Assists impacted individuals with notification of partners
  • Enforces and educate business owners about the Smoke Free Illinois Act and inspecting retailers to ensure compliance in not selling tobacco products to minors
  • Provides information to local residents about resources to assist with tobacco cessation efforts through the Illinois Tobacco Quitline
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  • Serves as a single point of entry for local agencies that provided services for families with young children under 5 that provide home visiting services and doula programs.
  • This program is designed to strengthen and build strong parent-child relationships utilizing evidence-based program models
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5. Substance Use Prevention Program

  • Develop and implement evidence-based substance use prevention programs and practices for youth, families, and communities
  • Monitoring youth substance use trends with surveys, creating awareness about youth substance use, educating and mobilizing communities around prevention activities
  • Advocate for drug free communities through community laws
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6. Medical Cannabis Registration Support

  • Provides case management services to those living with HIV
  • Provides HIV testing and follow-up services
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