Cancer Prevention & Control Community Initiative

Southern Seven Health Department has joined Illinois in addressing cancer in the region.  This funding assists in educating communities on the prevention of cancer and promotion of early detection for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. 

​Smoking is connected to many cancers and remains the number one cause of lung cancer. 
Currently, the Illinois smoking rate is 16%; the Southern Seven counties are as follows:

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Alexander County 24%
Hardin County 18%
Johnson County 18%
Massac County 17%
Pope County 16%
Pulaski County 20%
Union County 17%

For more cancer information and data for our seven counties visit www.hopelightproject.com.

Resources

For More Info

Rhonda Andrews-Ray,
Executive Director / Public Health Admin. 
Email: rray@s7hd.org
Phone: (618) 634-2297, ext. 9118
Cheryl Alvey,
Health Educator, Johnson Co. 
Phone: (618) 658-5011
Email: calvey@s7hd.org
Sara Chapman,
Health Educator, Union Co. 
Phone: ​(618) 833-8561, ext. 107
Email: ssullivan@s7hd.org

Locations

Alexander
County

Hardin
County

Johnson
County
Massac
County
Pope
County
Pulaski
County
Union
County

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