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A must see video! A finalist in the CDC Flu Prevention video contest.
Remember: Wash your hands! Get your flu vaccination!
Don't Shoot Peoria
In Peoria, guns have killed nearly 50 people over the past 5 years. That includes 7 people fatally shot in the past 8 months. It's time to put the guns down. "Don't Shoot" is an aggressive anti-gang and anti-gun violence program designed to save lives. For more info, visit the DontShootPeoria website.
Have fun with this puzzle while preparing your family during Emergency Preparedness Month
Search for just some of the words that will help you to make an emergency kit.
Visit our Emergency Preparedness webpage for a budget friendly plan to build a family disaster supply kit in just 24 weeks.
Foggers Safety: Keep foggers away from ignition sources
Eliminate pest problems and risks posed by pesticides. Be safe.
Tobacco use is targeted at young adults.
Watch this video and see what happens during a lifetime of smoking.
Talk to your friends and family about tobacco use.
If you smoke, call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline for help at 1-866-QUIT-YES, that's 1-866-784-8937.
Who said learning isn’t fun? Check out CDC’s graphic novel “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic.” Follow Todd, Julie, and Max as they try to avoid a strange new disease turning everyone into zombies. A surprise ending reminds everyone why it’s important to be prepared for all emergencies. Use the checklist included in the novel to get your family ready before disaster strikes.