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Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.

From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease. Or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food. 

Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways  to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.

Public health saves money, improves our quality of life, helps children thrive and reduces human suffering.

Public Health is...

  • First responders
  • Restaurant inspectors
  • Health educators
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Nutritionists
  • Community planners
  • Social workers
  • Epidemiologists
  • Public health physicians
  • Public health nurses
  • Occupational health and safety professionals
  • Public policymakers
  • Sanitarians

  • Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites 

    Zika Virus

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    Flu Shots Available Daily

    Learn about Who Needs A Flu Vaccine.



                                             
     
     
    Need testing?  Free STD/HIV testing available.
    Call 217-245-5111 for appointment

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      Why Recycle??
     
        Recycling may require a few extra minutes and conscious commitment.  However, by recycling, the negative impacts on the environment can be minimized and promote a safer and more sustainable community. 
     
        Recycling conserves energy and our natural resources, saves landfill space, as well as reduces water and air pollution.  As environmental awareness increases, recycling increases in relevance.
     
        The common montra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle combined with purchasing recycled products comprise a comprehensive waste and resource reduction strategy that benefits our natural world.  For every 1,000 tons of recycled material, 15 jobs are created as compared to less than one job created by land filling the material.
     
        The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 70% of the waste Americans produce could be recycled.
     
        The Morgan County Health Department has dedicated a section of our website for information and education to help you with your recycling efforts.
     
        Recycling is a very important part of our countys waste management.  Click on the page at the left for more information about recycling opportunities in Morgan County.
     



     
     
     
    WE NEED YOU!!!

    A disaster can strike anywhere, whether it’s a hazardous material or weapons of mass destruction or a natural disaster like a tornado or flood.   Problems arising from emergencies and disasters pose a threat to human health, well-being, and survival.

     

        In the event of a disaster, the health department would need volunteers to help us help the citizens of Morgan County.  We will need medical staff as well as support and environmental staff.  If  you would be interested in being on our list, please fill out the Volunteer application and send it to us.

     

      Click here for the Volunteer Application.

     

     Thank you for your support!