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Mission Statement:
To serve Knox County by assessing health and environmental needs, developing policies, and assuring those needs are effectively addressed.

 

MAIN OFFICE: 1361 West Fremont Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

 

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is to provide personal and environmental health services which emphasize health promotion and the prevention of illness and disease.

"…it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government […]
Such access is necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest." (5 ILCS 140/1)

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) OFFICERS:
Freedom of Information Officer
Attn: Michele Gabriel, PHA
Knox County Health Department
1361 W. Fremont Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
P: 309-344-2224
F: 309-344-5049
E: kchdfoia@knoxcountyhealth.org

 

Deputy Freedom of Information Officer
Attn: Sam Jarvis, Director of Health Protection
Knox County Health Department
1361 W. Fremont Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
P: 309-344-2224
F: 309-344-5049
E: kchdfoia@knoxcountyhealth.org

 

BUDGET: The KCHD budget for Fiscal Year 2011 is $2,477,000.
BUDGET: The KCHD budget for Fiscal Year 2012 is $2,650,000.00
BUDGET: The KCHD budget for Fiscal Year 2013 is $3,850,000

 

EMPLOYEES: KCHD currently has 51 employees.
 
FOIA PROCEDURES: Interested parties can request information in any way convenient to them (in-person, mailed, emailed and faxed). Requests should be made to the Freedom of Information Officer or Deputy Freedom of Information Officer listed above. It is preferred that the request be made in writing.
Request form here.
 
KCHD INFORMATION: The health department is governed by a 9 member Board of Health appointed by the Knox County Board.