Friday, June 5, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 14
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org

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Health Department Launches New COVID-19 Website Layout

The DuPage County Health Department is pleased to announce the launch of an enhanced version of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information website. This improved version will provide users with a new layout for the COVID-19 home page and subpages. The COVID-19 homepage will feature new button links to each subpage for quick user access. Additionally, all subpages have been reviewed and reorganized to continue providing the most current information and resources. The Health Department is dedicated to keeping our communities safe during this pandemic by continuing to provide vital information and resources to our DuPage County partners and residents. 
IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE UPDATES

Don't Wait. Your Health Matters.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home order, emergency room and doctor’s visits have seen a significant decrease. The concern is that individuals are avoiding preventative healthcare out of fear—which could otherwise save their lives. Therefore, it is important to remind our communities that it is both safe and important to seek medical care when they are unwell. To support this communication, the DuPage County Health Department, in collaboration with DuPage hospitals and healthcare providers, have launched a Your Health Matters PSA. The video has been shared on our social media accounts and by local community partners. Please help us disseminate this message by sharing on your social media platforms and other communication channels.


View the Spanish version of the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=etBe7-99BNc
RESOURCES FOR THOSE IN NEED
Call4Calm

The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched Call4Calm, a free emotional support text line for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19.

Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can  text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR”  to the same number: 5-5-2-0-2-0. Individuals can also text with key words such as “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” and will receive information on how navigate and access supports and services.

Illinois DCFS to Youth: You Are Not Alone!
During the coronavirus pandemic when families are secluded at home, calls to report suspected child abuse and neglect have decreased significantly across the country, and by 57% in Illinois compared to the same time last year.

According to the department:
  • One in five children is abused or neglected before they turn 18;
  • 70% of child abuse goes unreported; and
  • Children tell an average of seven adults they are being mistreated before it is reported to authorities.

To ensure that children know that it is never okay for anyone to hurt or neglect them, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is launching the “You are Not Alone” campaign with the simple message: if someone is hurting you, we can help.

Illinois COVID-19
Hotline and Email Address

If you have questions about Coronavirus - Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease
(COVID-19) Hotline:

1 (800) 889-3931 or, send an email to: dph.sick@illinois.gov

Both are available anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Friday, June 5, 2020 Volume 1, Issue 14
(630) 682-7400 www.dupagehealth.org