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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2000

an Releases $1.6 Million In Health And Wellness Grants

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today released more than $1.6 million to 92 local health departments throughout the state as part of the first Illinois Health and Wellness Initiative (IHWI).

"The Illinois Health and Wellness Initiative will allow local health organizations throughout the state to provide improved services," Ryan said. "This new program will help local health providers address specific needs in their communities."

The IHWI is a new grant program funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). It is designed to support federally established Healthy People 2010 objectives, IDPH's strategic plans and health priorities of local health departments.

The IHWI will enable local health departments to provide resources for a wide array of services including maintaining or improving health through the prevention of cardiovascular disease and unintentional injury, reduction of mortality and morbidity from cardiovascular disease and unintentional injury, promotion of health and wellness through organized and collaborative community efforts, and education of individuals in personal health.

The four-year federally funded program requires local health departments to match 10 percent of their awarded funds.

A list of grantees is attached.

ILLINOIS HEALTH AND WELLNESS INITIATIVE

HEALTH DEPARTMENTGRANT AMOUNT
Adams Co. Health Dept.$10,400
Bond Co. Health Dept.5,500
Boone Co. Health Dept.8,400
Brown Co. Health Dept.5,000
Bureau Co. Health Dept.7,800
Calhoun Co. Health Dept.7,400
Cass Co. Health Dept.5,300
Champaign Co. Public Health Dept.7,500
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District16,200
Chicago Dept. of Public Health278,200
Christian Co. Health Dept.7,700
Clark Co. Health Dept.5,000
Clay Co. Health Dept.5,200
Clinton Co. Health Dept.8,000
Coles Co. Health Dept.11,300
Cook Co. Dept. of Public Health226,400
Crawford Co. Health Dept.5,600
Cumberland Co. Health Dept.5,000
DeKalb Co. Health Dept.13,400
DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Dept.7,000
Douglas Co. Health Dept.5,900
DuPage Co. Health Dept.91,700
East Side Health District21,000
Edgar Co. Public Health Dept.6,400
Effingham Co. Health Dept.6,900
Egyptian Health Dept.8,900
Evanston Health Dept.13,600
Fayette Co. Health Dept.6,400
Ford-Iroquois Public Health Dept.8,400
Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept.13,800
Fulton Co. Health Dept.7,600
Greene Co. Health Dept.7,200
Grundy Co. Health Dept.7,600
Hamilton Co. Health Dept.5,600
Hancock Co. Health Dept.5,800
Henderson Co. Health Dept.5,000
Henry Co. Health Dept.9,000
Jackson Co. Health Dept.12,000
Jasper Co. Health Dept.5,000
Jefferson Co. Health Dept.8,200
Jersey Co. Health Dept.6,100
Jo Daviess Co. Health Dept.6,200
Kane Co. Health Dept.43,500
Kankakee Co. Health Dept.16,100
Kendall Co. Dept. of Health & Human Services9,300
Knox Co. Health Dept.$10,000
Lake Co. Health Dept.64,200
LaSalle Co. Health Dept.15,100
Lawrence Co. Health Dept.5,400
Lee Co. Health Dept.8,700
Livingston Co. Health Dept.8,200
Logan Co. Health Dept.7,100
McDonough Co. Health Dept.8,100
McHenry Co. Health Dept.27,500
McLean Co. Health Dept.18,400
Macon Co. Health Dept.16,900
Macoupin Co. Health Dept.8,600
Madison Co. Health Dept.30,300
Marion Co. Health Dept.8,500
Marshall Co. Health Dept.5,300
Mason Co. Health Dept.5,700
Menard Co. Health Dept.5,000
Mercer Co. Health Dept.5,700
Monroe-Randolph Bi-County Health Dept.10,500
Montgomery Co. Health Dept.6,900
Morgan Co. Health Dept.7,600
Moultrie Co. Health Dept.5,800
Oak Park Dept. of Public Health10,900
Ogle Co. Health Dept.8,500
Peoria City/Co. Health Dept.24,100
Pike Co. Health Dept.5,000
Putnam Co. Health Dept.5,000
Rock Island Co. Health Dept.19,800
St. Clair Co. Health Dept.35,700
Sangamon Co. Health Dept.10,600
Schuyler Co. Health Dept.5,000
Scott Co. Health Dept5,000
Shelby Co. Health Dept.6,500
Skokie Health Dept.10,500
Southern Seven Health Dept.12,700
Springfield Dept. of Public Health 16,300
Stark Co. Health Dept.5,000
Stephenson Co. Health Dept.9,200
Tazewell Co. Health Dept.16,400
Vermilion Co. Health Dept.13,400
Wabash Co. Health Dept.5,300
Washington Co. Health Dept.6,000
Wayne Co. Health Dept.5,200
Whiteside Co. Health Dept.10,800
Will Co. Health Dept.49,200
Winnebago Co. Health Dept.32,000
Woodford Co. Health Dept. 7,400
TOTAL $1,608,500



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