The site was originally created for public information officers, medical professionals and others who regularly communicate with the public during a public health emergency such as pandemic flu. However, the resource provides valuable health information for the public at-large, including important information about seasonal flu and flu prevention as well as hundreds of resources from trusted sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization.
Illinois Pandemic Flu was developed through a grant provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Illinois Pandemic Flu can be accessed at, or
The Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium is a 501 (c)(4) membership organization of the public health departments that serve the counties of Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, and Winnebago, as well as the City of Chicago and Village of Skokie. The mission of the Consortium is to promote and protect the health of the region through networking and collaborative action that raises public awareness, builds constituency and influences legislation and policies concerning public health issues affecting northern Illinois. Visit for more information about the Consortium.
NPHIC is the leading national organization for public health communication professionals. NPHIC’s ranks include public information officers, risk communicators and health educators at state, tribal and local health departments across the country.
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