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 The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.1 While Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart disease, African American men, especially those who live in the southeast region of the United States, are at the highest risk for heart disease.2 Additionally, more than 40 percent of African Americans have high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.3 That's why this February during American Heart Month, Million Hearts® is encouraging African American men to take charge of their health and start one new, heart-healthy behavior that can help reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.



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!