A new chapter in the history of the Greene County Health Department begins with the launch of our new website. We hope you like our new home on the web, and will return here often to find the information you need to keep you and your family safe and well. As you explore our new site you will find information on some new services we’re providing – such as restaurant inspection reports.
Home Quarantine Guidance for Close Contacts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Cases
What Do You Do If You Are Sick with Coronavirus Disease?
COVID-19 and YOU
COVID-19 Social Distancing
Our History & Mission
The Greene County Board appointed the first Greene County Board of Health on June 27, 1966. In 1969, the Greene County Health Department was started on the cusp of the rubella vaccination program. Rubella was a common and widespread infection in the United States. During the last major rubella epidemic 1964-1965, an estimated 12.5 million people got rubella, 11,000 pregnant women lost their babies, 2,100 newborns died, and 20,000 babies were born with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Rubella was eliminated from the United States in 2004. Once the vaccine became widely used the number of people infected with rubella in the United States dropped dramatically. Greene County health department has been serving prevention and immunizations since 1966.
Greene County Health Department’s mission is to assure access to resources with a focus on prevention, health education, home health, and resource support to tirelessly serve Greene County, IL residents.
The Department shall carry out its mission through the:
- Advocacy for Mental Health
- Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Health Protection
- Home Health Access & Care
- Health Education
- Personal Health Services
- Substance Use Prevention
- Recreation & Physical Activity Improvements