Welcome to the Kankakee County Health Department

Summer officially starts June 20
Follow these 6 Steps for SUN SAFETY



1. Stay in the shade when you can

2. Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs

3. Wear a hat with a wide brim

4. Wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays

5. Use a sunscreen with at least 15-30 spf

6. Avoid indoor tanning


More Resources:

The CDC- http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety.htm
SunWise for Kids- http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/kids/index.html
The EPA: http://www2.epa.gov/sunwise/action-steps-sun-safety


Our Mission:

The Kankakee County Health Department believes that it is the right of all citizens to have access to a broad continuum of community-based services that protect, maintain and promote the bio-psycho-social health and well-being of the community, and provide a safe and healthy environment.

The department continually assesses the health needs and resources available, promotes development of appropriate needed programs and assures that quality services are acceptable, available, accessible and accountable. These services are delivered in a manner that respects individual and community dignity, values and rights as well as established federal, state and local standards.

Adopted March 6, 1995