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The mission of the Evanston Health & Human Services Department is to protect, preserve, and promote wellness for people who live, work, and play in Evanston through creative and sustainable partnerships.

From Health & Human Services Department Director Evonda Thomas-Smith

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Welcome!  I am pleased to introduce you to the Evanston Health & Human Services Department, one of only four certified municipal health departments in Illinois, and the oldest, having been established in 1874.  The Evanston Health & Human Services Department is the local face of a global network of professionals who strive to ensure the public's health through ongoing activities to protect residents and assess the needs of the community.

 The Evanston Health & Human Services Department

  • Ensures your access to healthcare, food, housing, shelter and Mental Health Services
  • Encourages healthy lifestyles
    Clean Air Act / Smoking, Communicable Disease Surveillance, Food Establishment Inspections, West Nile Virus Surveillance, and Women Out Walking Program
  • Enforces the protection of natural resources and optimizes the sustainability of your community
    Beach Water Testing and Recycling Program
  • Regulates built environments to protect the health of your community
    Business Licensing, Healthy Homes Program, and Pest Control Services
  • Provides access to other government departments and local service agencies
    Illinois Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Partners, and Vital Records Division (Birth and Death Certificates)
  • Provides education and resources Mold Prevention

What is Public Health?

Thanks to The University of Iowa College of Public Health for posting this on YouTube to share.

 

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Health & Human Services Department

2100 Ridge Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
Director: Evonda Thomas-Smith
Hours:  Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
P: 311 or 847-448-4311
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HHS will be holding events throughout the week in observation of National Public Health Week.  Join us to celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships, and champion the role of a strong public health system.

 

 

 

After Hours Communication

For after hours communicable disease or bioterrorism emergencies, please call 847-448-4311 and stay on the line to be connected to someone immediately.

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