Lori Ryan, Administrator
118 Cross Creek Boulevard, Salem IL 62881    p 618.548.3878    f 618.548.3866
1013 North Poplar, Centralia, IL 62801    p 618.532.6518    f 618.532.6543
Emergency Phone Number ONLY 618-322-3878
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:15 pm, Monday thru Friday
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Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for citizens in Marion County through preventing disease and preventative health maintenance.
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Volunteers are needed to help specifically in the event of an emergency.
Non-first responders and individuals who are not already obligated as
an emergency volunteer with another entity are needed. The utilization
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Health Bulletin
Non-Discrimination Statement

WIC does not require proof of citizenship

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and
employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are
prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity
conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for
program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language,
etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact
USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program
information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program
Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_ filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write
a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested
in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit
your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1)  mail:     U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

2)  fax:        (202) 690-7442; or

3) email:     program.intake@usda.gov

** This institution is an equal opportunity provider.**
                         Winter Preparedness

Drive Safely This Winter
Whether you're flying long distances, or just driving around town, use these travel
safety tips this winter:
  • Stay off the roads during winter storms.
  • Keep an emergency kit in your car.  Include jumper cables, warm clothes, bottled
    water, snacks, a spare cell phone charger, blankets, flares, and an ice scraper.
  • If you're traveling by plane, review TSA's security screening tips.
  • If you're traveling with pets, pack something familiar like a toy or blanket to help
    lower stress.

Avoiding Hypothermia
The days are getting colder.  Do you know the health risks of cold weather?  
Hypothermia, which occurs when your body reaches an unusually low temperature, can
be a risk in extreme cold.  Here's how to prepare for and prevent hypothermia:
  • Don't spend too much time outside in extreme cold.
  • Make sure you wear layers of warm clothing if you need to go outside.  Wear a
    scarf that covers your face and mouth, gloves, water-resistant boots, a hat, and
    layers of loose clothing.
  • Know who is most at risk of hypothermia.  According to the CDC, anyone
    exercising or spending time outdoors, babies sleeping in cold rooms, and older
    adults with inadequate food, clothing, or heating are at high risk.
  • Get medical attention immediately if a person's temperature is below 95 degrees.

Pet Preparedness
If you're cold, your pets are too!  Make sure you keep your pets safe and warm this
winter with these tips:
  • Always bring your pets inside when temperatures are below freezing.
  • Wipe off your dogs paws after going outside in winter.  Ice-melting chemicals can
    make pets sick.
  • Don't let pets lick antifreeze.  Your pets may think its sweet, but its poisonous for
    them to eat.
  • If you see pets wondering outside in cold weather, call your local animal control