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Gov. Pritzker Joins U.S. Climate Alliance, Becomes 18th Governor to Uphold the Paris Climate Agreement

Gov. Pritzker Joins U.S. Climate Alliance, Becomes 18th Governor to Uphold the Paris Climate Agreement

Governor JB Pritzker took executive action joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, becoming the 18th governor to uphold the environmental protections despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Wednesday, January 23 2019 0 Comments

On Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Gov. Pritzker Makes Illinois Most Progressive State for Women’s Reproductive Rights

On Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Gov. Pritzker Makes Illinois Most Progressive State for Women’s Reproductive Rights

On the 46th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Governor JB Pritzker took executive action making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women’s reproductive rights.
Tuesday, January 22 2019 0 Comments

Gov. Pritzker Signs Executive Order Strengthening Workforce Training in Growing Industries

Gov. Pritzker Signs Executive Order Strengthening Workforce Training in Growing Industries

Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order ensuring workforce development funding is directed to growing industries that will create the jobs of the future.
Tuesday, January 22 2019 0 Comments

Illinois awarded $29 million to fight opioid crisis

Illinois awarded $29 million to fight opioid crisis

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is receiving nearly $29 million in new federal funding to help the state fight the opioid crisis.
Friday, September 21 2018 0 Comments

IDPH Launches Targeted Vaccination Effort To Help Prevent Outbreaks

IDPH Launches Targeted Vaccination Effort To Help Prevent Outbreaks

Hepatitis A outbreaks reported in neighboring states
Wednesday, September 05 2018 0 Comments

IDPH Posts Most Recent CDC Legionnaires’ Disease Report

IDPH Posts Most Recent CDC Legionnaires’ Disease Report

IDPH has posted the most recent CDC report addressing the Legionnaires’ disease cases at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy (IVHQ)
Friday, January 05 2018 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: NATIONAL LUPUS HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM

PRESS RELEASE: NATIONAL LUPUS HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM

A project funded by a DHHS Office of Minority Health grant, which is a partnership between Northwestern University, IPHA and Harvard University, will increase lupus awareness in African-American communities and engage health providers in improving their capacity to diagnose and treat African-Americans with lupus.
Wednesday, August 09 2017 0 Comments

Health Department Announces New Executive Director

Health Department Announces New Executive Director

Mark Pfister has been appointed the new Executive Director for the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center
Wednesday, February 01 2017 0 Comments

IDPH News Release IDPH Reports Six Cases Of Viral Illness Linked To Ratteries

IDPH News Release IDPH Reports Six Cases Of Viral Illness Linked To Ratteries

IDPH is reporting six cases of Seoul virus in individuals who had direct exposure to rats in two different Illinois ratteries.
Friday, January 20 2017 0 Comments

Kane County Health Department Recognized as HealthyCommunity50 in Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

Kane County Health Department Recognized as HealthyCommunity50 in Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

Grant dollars will ‘give a voice’ to local residents by Achieving Genuine Community Engagement
Friday, September 30 2016 0 Comments

CDC Awards $16 Million to States and Territories to Fight Zika

CDC Awards $16 Million to States and Territories to Fight Zika

Funding provided for states and territories to respond to the emerging threat, quickly identify cases of microcephaly and other adverse birth outcomes linked to Zika, and refer infants and families to services
Wednesday, August 03 2016 0 Comments

New IPHA Survey on Impact of Budget Impasse

New IPHA Survey on Impact of Budget Impasse

IPHA recently completed a survey of local health departments to measure the impact of the budget impasse through the end of the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2016
Friday, July 22 2016 0 Comments

IPHA Staff in Transition

IPHA Staff in Transition

On Monday, August 15, Ralph Schubert will become the Associate Director for Title V Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago Division of Specialized Care for Children.
Wednesday, July 20 2016 0 Comments

First 2016 Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois

First 2016 Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus reported in Illinois for 2016. An adolescent in west-central Illinois became severely ill in late May.
Monday, June 06 2016 0 Comments

RBC press release: Illinois Again Fails to Enact a Responsible Budget

RBC press release: Illinois Again Fails to Enact a Responsible Budget

RBC press release chastises our elected leaders for failing to enact a responsible budget for FY16 or FY17 prior to the end of the regular legislative session at midnight. It calls on them to do so before the end of the fiscal year on June 30.
Monday, June 06 2016 0 Comments

RBC Press Release: RBC Demands Real Progress Towards Responsible Budget

RBC Press Release: RBC Demands Real Progress Towards Responsible Budget

Members of the Illinois House of Representatives passed a spending plan but failed to pass a revenue plan to pay for it
Thursday, May 26 2016 0 Comments

Immunization Billing Project Generates More Than $1 Million in Paid Claims Revenue

Immunization Billing Project Generates More Than $1 Million in Paid Claims Revenue

As of March 31, 2016, the health departments that are participating in the implementation phase of this project have now received more than $1 million paid claims!
Thursday, April 14 2016 0 Comments

Governor Rauner issues proclamation declaring April 4-10 as NPHW in Illinois!

Governor Rauner issues proclamation declaring April 4-10 as NPHW in Illinois!

View the Governor's proclamation which IPHA worked to get signed declaring Apri l4-10 as National Public Health Week in Illinois.
Thursday, March 31 2016 0 Comments

Press Release: New Rankings Shed Light on Where Illinois’ Counties Could Improve Health

Press Release: New Rankings Shed Light on Where Illinois’ Counties Could Improve Health

The 7th annual County Health Rankings have been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI).
Sunday, March 20 2016 0 Comments

CDC Health Advisory: Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

CDC Health Advisory: Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

CDC is issuing advisory as a strong reminder to be aware of and adhere to current recommendations for preventing sexual transmission of Zika virus
Thursday, February 25 2016 0 Comments

Last Year to begin Illinois Electronic Health Record Medicaid Incentive Payment Program (eMIPP)

Last Year to begin Illinois Electronic Health Record Medicaid Incentive Payment Program (eMIPP)

This is the last year (2016) to begin participation in the Illinois Electronic Health Record Medicaid Incentive Payment Program (eMIPP). If you or your practice had at least 30% Medicaid patient volume in 2015, you may be eligible.
Tuesday, February 23 2016 0 Comments

AIDS Foundation of Chicago Denounces Gov. Rauner’s Proposed Cuts to HIV and Related Programs and Services

AIDS Foundation of Chicago Denounces Gov. Rauner’s Proposed Cuts to HIV and Related Programs and Services

AFC urges passage of a positive budget to ensure essential services continue.
Thursday, February 18 2016 0 Comments

Governor Continues Budget Stalemate that Fails Families, Communities, and the Economy

Governor Continues Budget Stalemate that Fails Families, Communities, and the Economy

Statement from the Responsible Busget Coalition in response to the Governor's Budget Address
Wednesday, February 17 2016 0 Comments

IPHA Immunization Billing Project Exceeds $700,000 in Revenue

IPHA Immunization Billing Project Exceeds $700,000 in Revenue

IPHA Immunization Billing Project provides some relief for local health departments
Thursday, February 11 2016 0 Comments

WHO Announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

WHO Announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

WHO Director-General summarizes the outcome of the Emergency Committee on Zika
Monday, February 01 2016 0 Comments

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