At Marshall County the Health Promotion and Wellness Division offers community education through health fairs, community events, health education programs and media development. It keeps the community informed on important health topics, new health research, community health improvement planning and the collection and assessment of health and demographic data.
Tobacco Cessation and Education Programs — 309-246-8074
Smoking is the single most important preventable cause of illness and death in the United States. More than 20,000 people in Illinois die each year as a result of cigarette smoking. Nationally, smoking is responsible for one of every five deaths. In fact, cigarette smoking kills more Americans than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, drugs, and fires combined.