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Kankakee County Health Department receives $27,000 for Women’s Health Care

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued over $350,000 in grant funding to 14 organizations across the state, including $27,000 that will go to the Kankakee County Health Department.

“Well-woman visits play a critical role in screening, diagnosing, and managing chronic diseases and mental health conditions,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “Ensuring women are able to access quality preventive services, such as pap smears, mammograms, and immunizations is critical to improving health outcomes among women, especially maternal and infant outcomes.”

The goal of the funds is to develop plans for area women, ages 18-44 to obtain a wellness check, increasing visits and removing obstacles to seek care while identifying opportunities to educate underserved women about the importance of wellness visits.

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