Healthy Living

  Marisa Hosier
  Director of Health Promotion and Public Relations
  Ph: (217) 423-6988 ext: 1130
  Fx: (217) 423-7436

Our Division of Health Promotion and Public Relations (DHPPR) promotes healthy lifestyle behaviors, addresses public health policy, and serves as a community resource for health issues and county health statistics. The DHPPR also works to achieve policy, system, and environmental change. The division receives funding from various funders and collaborates with a plethora of local coalitions, community agencies and organizations, and businesses. The division staff members coordinate public relations, marketing, community outreach partnerships and events, media activities, and serve as the Public Information Officers for the MCHD. Staff members write and manage a variety of grants focusing on health issues such as tobacco cessation, Smoke-Free Illinois Act enforcement, prostate cancer, stroke and heart health, obesity, chronic disease, diabetes, dental sealants, worksite wellness, and a variety of other topics. The DHPPR also develops and publishes the Annual Report, Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN), Macon County Health Department (MCHD) Brochure, and the MCHD Commercial.

Programs and Services:

Community Relations

Dental Sealant Grant Program

Health Resources

Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Grant

Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN)

Public Relations

Smoke-Free Illinois Act

Smoke-Free Public Places

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Take Charge of Your Health: Live Well, Be Well

Teen Pregnancy and STI Prevention Program

Worksite Wellness Programs