The Village Health Department oversees the public health & safety of our businesses and residents. We focus our interests towards environmental health, food service establishments and the overall sanitation of the community.
It's flu season once again so we encourage you to get a flu shot. Getting an annual flu vaccine is an effective way to prevent the flu. The virus that causes flu exists in several strains, and researchers continuously strive to match the vaccine to the strains that are most prevalent.
Vaccination is a good idea for just about everyone, especially:
- Children aged six months to five years
- Adults 50 and over
- Pregnant women
- Individuals with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease
Who shouldn’t be vaccinated? Children less than six months of age, anyone with a severe allergy to chicken eggs, and those who experienced a reaction to a flu vaccination in the past should avoid the shot.
See your doctor or pharmacist to check if flu vaccination is right for you. It’s important to us that our residents remain healthy, happy and well.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. An early diagnosis is critical to survival. Getting a high-quality mammogram and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early. Download this Breast Cancer Fact Sheet and visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org for more information.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. If you need help, call the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Sarah's Inn provides comprehensive services for families affected by domestic violence so that they get the support they need to find safety, rebuild their lives, and heal. Our legal support services help ensure that survivors of domestic violence receive equal rights and protection under the law. Sarah’s Inn is a community leader in educating children and adolescents about how to cultivate healthy relationships to prevent future violence from occurring. Working in partnership with local stakeholders, we run education and training programs to promote an appropriate community response to violence.
311 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304
Apna Ghar, Inc.
Apna Ghar provides holistic services to women and children across immigrant communities in the Chicago area to end the cycle of domestic violence.
4350 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60613
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Chicago, IL 60608
Hotline: (312) 738-5358
TTY Hotline: (312) 226-3350
The Pillars Community Services
La Grange Park, IL 60526
Hotline: (708) 698-5500 ext 203
TTY Hotline: (708) 698-5090