TCHD STAFF MEMBER ATTENDS HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING
Eric Bakota, from Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation.
“The training was helpful, as it allowed me to understand my role in a natural or other type of disaster,” says Bakota, TCHD Environmental Health Specialist. “I especially enjoyed being able to interact with my teachers, all of whom had a wealth of knowledge and experience.”
TCHD EMPLOYEE ATTAINS LEHP
Melissa Goetze, Environmental Health Specialist employed with Tazewell County Health Department for 11 years recently passed the Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP) exam through the National Environmental Health Association.
The Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act states an environmental health inspector may perform the duties and functions of environmental health practice under the supervision of a licensed environmental health...
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Illinois Tobacco Quitline
If your New Year's Resolution was to quit smoking, this is the resource for you. Contact the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 866-QUIT-YES or www.quityes.org Nicotine patches are available from Tazewell County Health Department after registering with the Illinois Tobacco Quitline.
Ovarian Cancer Risk
September - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
SPRINGFIELD – Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among women in the United States and the fifth leading cause of cancer death. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer is 1 in 67, and her risk of dying from it is 1 in 95. During September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Illinois Department of Public Health encourages everyone to...
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