increased travel that comes with the Christmas holiday
season, they would like to remind area residents about the new livesaving
program, Yellow Dot!
The Health Department along with the Illinois Department of Public
Health (IDPH) are partnering wih the Illinois Department of Transportation
(IDOT) Division of Traffic Safety to promote and coordinate the Yellow Dot
The Yellow Dot Program is an initiative designed to provide vital
medical information on vehicle drivers/passengers and is free to all
Illinois citizens. Vehicles are identified by a "yellow decal" on the rear
windshield. This decal alerts first responders (e.g., fire fighters,
paramedics, police officers) that a yellow medical card is in the vehicles's
glove compartment containing vital personal and medical information.
Information on the card includes: current photo, and personal information
(name, emergency contact, personal physician, medical conditions, recent
surgeries, allergies and current medications).
RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall, Health Department Director of Public
Information, notes, "The Health Department has received a supply of
participant packets. A packet includes: a tri-fold instructional pamphlet,
yellow decal, yellow medical card (to be completed by the occupant) and a
pencil. Of course, additional medical cards and decals may be given for all
passengers as well as multiple family vehicles."
Adds Tucker-Marshall, "The Yellow Dot Program is aiding our citizens
because the first 60 minutes following a crash are the most critical and
having this vital information available immediately can save lives."
Anyone wanting a packet can just stop by either of our Health Department
Office locations: Main Office, Rt. 78 South, Kewanee and Colona Office, 103
First St., Colona and ask for one." Or if you would like more information
you can call us at (309) 852-3115 (Stark) (309) 852-0197 Main Office or
(309) 792-4011 Colona Office or visit our website at
www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at Henry and Stark County