The Winnebago County Health Department offers a free Naloxone training classes for the community. When given in time, naloxone, a non-addictive drug, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save a life. Every home should have naloxone. Free Narcan kits are provided after completion of the class.
Naloxone Training sessions will be held on the dates and times below:
- Upcoming Virtual Training Sessions*:
*The first Wednesday of each month, training will be held in Spanish.
Rapid Deployment Trainings, Walk-Up Get Trained
Thursday, October 14, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: La Chiquita Food Market, 1414 S Main St., Rockford
Friday, October 15, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: CVS Pharmacy, 3134 11th St., Rockford
For more information on how opioids misuse is affecting our community and what is being done to combat this issue, click here.
Trauma Informed Community (TIC) Trainings
The Winnebago County Trauma Informed Community has developed a standardized Trauma 101 training to introduce trauma to the community. Have you taken Trauma 101 yet?
Upcoming Training Dates:
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Register to attend this virtual training here.
You can get involved in becoming a trauma informed community by:
Organizing a training for your business, agency, or community group
Hosting a training at your facility for the community
Volunteering your time by becoming a Trauma 101 trainer
Food Code Trainings (Entrenamiento sobre el código alimentario-Desplácese hacia abajo para español)
The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) is implementing changes to the food code based on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s adoption of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2013 Food Model Code. The changes will be in effect starting January 1, 2019.
WCHD is holding education trainings on the new food code for food and beverage establishment owners and operators. These trainings will identify crucial steps to preventing foodborne illness and help food operators understand the changes they need to implement this year in order to be in compliance with the code.
Food Code Education Training sessions will be held at the Winnebago County Health Department, 555 N. Court Street, Rockford, IL 61103 on the dates and times below: