The mission of the Boone County Health Department is to protect and promote health in Boone County.
Illinois Department of Public Health Press Release click here.
For the most up to date information please visit the CDC website.
In an effort to keep prescription medications from being abused, and to stop accidental poisonings, addiction, and water pollution,the Boone County Drug Prevention Coalition is pleased to announce a permanent location for Boone County residents to dispose of prescription medications. Please click here for details.
A Community Conversation
Click here for a copy of the Community Conversation presentation from November 3, 2016.
Lead Poisoning in children is serious....and preventable.
The Boone County Health Department has a new grant program in place for Boone County residents that help identify and correct lead paint hazards in homes. Please see our link to the right entitled "Environmental & Regulatory Services" for facts on lead, to see if you qualify, and to find out how to apply.
Programs & Services
Please see our brochure for a brief description of our Programs & Services.
The BCHD will be recognized throughout the State of Illinois as:
- A catalyst to inspire and guide the community towards optimal health;
- A creative and innovative leader in quality public health program delivery;
- A model in public health program performance measurements;
- A team of public health professionals who exemplify common core values and goals.
In 1966, the Boone County Health Council, which was introduced in 1937, was dissolved and the Boone County Health Department (BCHD) was established by resolution. In 1985, Boone county voters passed a referendum allowing the county to levy a tax in support of public health. The department has since met the criteria necessary to be designated as a certified public health department by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Boone County Board of Health
A volunteer, 11-member Board of Health is appointed by the county board chairman and approved by the county board. Illinois state statute requires the board include: two physicians, a dentist, a county board representative, and interested community members. These volunteers serve 3-year terms and represent the community at large. The Board of Health governs health department operational issues such as the annual budget and the development of policy and procedures. For Board of Health meeting dates, minutes, and agendas, click here.