2002 Annual Report

To the Citizens of Kankakee County

The Kankakee County Health Department is pleased to present the annual reports of program activities for the years 2001 and 2002, encompassing two years of change and challenge for the Department.

The greatest change for the Department was the move to our new location at 2390 West Station Street in Kankakee, Illinois. In April, 2001, the Department was notified of the cancellation of our lease at the Riverlane facility in Bradley. After a study of space needs was completed, the Board of Health began the search for a new facility. In July of 2001, the Board accepted the proposal offered for the development and purchase of our new site in Kankakee. In cooperation with the Public Building Commission and the Kankakee County Board, bond financing was used for the purchase and remodeling of the property. Space in the building not needed for the Health Department, became the home of the newly created Kan-Com 911 Dispatch Center. The Health Department moved into the new space on July 1, 2002, and the Kan-Com Center opened in October, 2002. The new facility was planned with the needs of both current and future program services in mind, and is designed to allow us to provide integrated services to our clients.

Challenges addressed by the Health Department staff included the investigation and follow-up of a major food-borne illness outbreak in February of 2002 and the ongoing planning and preparation in regards to other medical providers, the hospitals, and emergency service providers and first-responders in the County in planning to assure the protection of the citizens of Kankakee if a terrorism event should occur. These agencies have displayed the utmost cooperation in working together to provide for the public safety.

Kankakee County Health Department continues to work to address the major health problems identified in the community needs assessment in 1999 – namely, access to care, cardio-vascular disease, and cancer. Advancements and improvements in managing these health issues would not be possible without the continued dedication and effort of the Board of Health, the staff, the Kankakee County Board, and the other medical and social service providers in the County. We thank all those who provide support to and who cooperate with the Kankakee County Health Department as we face the changes and meet the challenges of public health service to Kankakee County.

Bonnie Schaafsma, Public Health Administrator

Kankakee County Board of Health/Health Committee Members

Board of Health

  • Wayne Boudreau, President
  • Gregory Trapp, MD, Vice President
  • Roxanne Turner, Secretary
  • Benjamin Charlier
  • Betty Durell
  • Linda Faber (County Board Member)
  • Randall Mann, MD
  • Leo O’Connor, DDS
  • Phyllis Reeder, PhD

Health Committee

  • Mr. Barry Baron, Chairperson
  • Ms. Linda Faber, Vice-Chairperson
  • Ms. George Hoffman
  • Ms. Frances Jackson
  • Mr. Gaylord Jensen (deceased)
  • Ms. Kathleen Kennedy
  • Mr. Leo Whitten
  • Rev. Elmer Wilson

Vital Statistics for Kankakee County

Population

Census 2000:
103,883
Preliminary data from: Illinois Department of Public Health
  2000 2001
Total Births 1,548 1,554
Mothers < 15 yrs. 9 3
Mothers 15-20 yrs. 238 226
Birth Weight < 3.4 lbs. 22 22
Birth Weight 3.5-5.8 lbs. 91 89

Annual Deaths

  2000 2001
All Causes 1,117 1,151
Heart Disease 303 464
All Cancer 253 253
Respiratory Cancer 89 77
Breast Cancer 18 16
Stroke 72 85
Auto Accidents 20 23
Homocide 8 11
Suicide 10 12
Infants 0-28 days 10 10
Infants 29 days - 1 yr. 11 3

Environmental Health

Inspections

Food Sanitation
1,111
Nuisance Control
400
Potable Water
136
Private Sewage Treatment
217
Solid Waste Disposal
92
Tanning Facilities
32
Vector Control Inspections
95
Pumper Trucks
10

Permits Issued

Potable Water
128
Private Sewage Treatment
197

Licenses Issued

Food Sanitation
814
Private Sewage Contractors
47
Trucks (Solid Waste Disposal)
35

Health Promotion

Health Education

Community Presentations
129
Education Consumers
3,635
Baby Think It Over
216
Video Loans
35

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings

Breast Cancer Diagnosed
3
Cervical Cancer Diagnosed
0
Mammograms Provided
419
Enrolled Clients
142
Outreach Events
32

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

Freedom from Smoking
16
Prevention Education
1,463
Presentations
54

Chronic and Communicable Disease

Reportable Diseases

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
1
Camphylobacter
10
Chicken Pox
266
Chlamydia
397
Escherichia coli
3
Giardiasis
5
Gonorrhea
227
Haemophilus Influenza
1
HIV Infection
0
Hepatitis
5
Listeriosis
0
Lyme Disease
1
Malaria
1
Meningitis
9
Psittacosis
0
Salmonella
95
Shigellosis
3
Streptococcal Infections (Group A)
6
Syphilis
1
Tuberculosis
3
Yersinia
1

HIV Testing and Counseling Program

Tested
542

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Number of Clinics
49
Number of Clients
680

Tuberculosis

Skin Tests
3,378
Positive
51
TB X-Rays
70

Lead Screening Program

Screenings
2,637
Positive Scrrens ≤ 10 (mcg/dl)
239
Total Confirmed ≤ 10 (mcg/dl)
53
Clinical Assessment Visits
22
Outreach Clinics
1
Environmental Inspections
125
Educational Presentations
3

Hearing and Vision Screening

Preschool

Hearing Screening
1,211
Hearing Referrals to Coop
4
Vision Screening
1,188
Glasses
15

School Age

Hearing Screening
1,354
Hearing Referrals
40
Vision Screening
1,176
Vision Referrals
231
Glasses
326

Schools Oral Health

Fluoride Rinse Program (Grades 1-8)
3,979

Special Immunization Clinics

Total Flu Vaccine Doses
2,395
Total Pneumonia Vaccine Doses
98

Maternal Child Health

Child Health Clinic

Number of Clinics
96
Clinic Visits
1,735
IPA Clients
1,313
Medically Indigent Clients
422
New Clients
Infants (0-12 mos.)
117
Children (1-21 yrs.)
289

Childhood Immunization

Td (< 7 yrs)
454
MMR
838
HepB/HIB
406
Polio
1,128
Hepatitis B (pediatric)
1,237
Hib
358
DTaP
264
Ped Dt (< 7 yrs)
4
Pneumococcal conjugate
449
Hepatitis A (pediatric)
19
Varicella
598
Meningitis
80
Hepatitis B (adult)
529
Hepatitis A (adult)
43
Attendance
3,831
Outreach Clinics
52
Attendance at Outreach Clinics
929

Family Case Management

Total Contacts
7,489
Home Visits
1,259
Outreach Contacts
574
New Prenatal Clients
688
New Infant Clients
906
SIDS Cases
2
Childbirth Education
100
Baby Care Education
27
KidCare Appointments
293

HealthWorks

Initial Health Screenings
42
Comprehensive Health Evaluations
65
Specialty Care Referrals
43
Interim Case Managed Clients
30

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

Average Monthly Caseload
2,282
Certifications
4,483
Educational Contacts
5,484
Approved WIC Vendors
18

Financial Report

Fiscal Year 12/1/2001 - 11/30/2002 (Unaudited)

Financial Report Chart - 2002

Revenue

Property Tax Revenue
318,402.97
Basic Health Grant
199,345.00
Other Grants
1,580,862.91
Total Fees
200,383.58
Miscellaneous Revenue
120,663.53
Interest
29,281.40
Total Revenue
2,448,939.39
Cash on hand 12/1/01
1,527,010.62

Expenditures

Total Personnel Costs
1,632,682.93
Professional Development
9,719.74
Office Supplies/Postage
28,508.81
Operating Supplies
104,029.83
Professional Services
127,145.22
Communications
54,643.22
Travel
47,702.51
Utilities
27,937.74
Rent
283,468.41
Repairs/Maintenance
1,368.24
Books/Periodicals
3,428.14
Printing/Duplicating
12,100.24
Outside Contracting
98,605.34
Miscellaneous Expenses
239,924.04
Machinery/Equipment
9,480.96
Computers/Software
35,139.84
Total Expenditures
2,715,885.21