DeKalb County Health Department Releases 2023 Annual Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DeKalb County Health Department Releases 2023 Annual Report

We are pleased to present our fifty-seventh Annual Report which highlights the ways in which the DeKalb County Health Department works each and every day to improve health outcomes in our community.

Many of the highlights in the 2023 Annual Report include local data on services accomplished to help protect and promote the wellbeing of DeKalb County residents. Some of the 2023 highlights include:

  • Launching a new recycling site pilot program accessible year-round 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Distributing Naloxone to individuals in the community as well as continuing partnerships to provide Naloxone to community agencies.
  • Offering Binx Rapid Point-of-Care Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing.
  • Partnering with Kishwaukee College of Nursing to become a clinical practice site for their Community Health Nursing practicum.
  • Post pandemic focus on expanding outreach efforts throughout DeKalb County.
  • Completed 1,280 routine, follow-up and temporary food inspections.
  • Providing Family Case Management assistance to 10,959 individuals.
  •  Helping to prevent the spread of disease by conducting 4,332 case investigations.

We encourage community members to view the full report by visiting the DeKalb County Health Department’s website at https://health.dekalbcounty.org/annual-reports/

“We continue to be grateful for our dedicated staff, our valued community partners, the elected and appointed officials and the residents of DeKalb County for their ongoing support and commitment to public health. We are honored to continue providing essential public health services to meet the needs of our community,” Lisa Gonzalez, Public Health Administrator.

For additional information about the DeKalb County Health Department, visit the Health Department’s website at https://health.dekalbcounty.org/

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