IPHA Releases Statement on Public Health Crisis of Racism and Violence

The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) released the following statement on Wednesday, June 3:

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Policy & Legislative Committee Health Equity Press Releases Racism Violence Prevention

Gov. Pritzker Kicks Off ‘All in Illinois’ to Reinforce State’s Stay at Home Message

PSA Videos from Illinois Celebrities Remind Everyone We Are ‘All In’ This Together

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Press Releases

Gov. Pritzker Announces Extension of Stay at Home Order, Suspension of On-Site Learning in Schools Through April

Governor JB Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30-day extension of the state’s disaster proclamation on April 1.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Press Releases

Gov. Pritzker Announces Measures to Continue Supporting Working Families, People Experiencing Homelessness and Child Care Providers

Governor Pritzker announced increases in SNAP benefits, funding to support people experiencing homelessness, and a stipend to child care providers who have provided child care to essential workers during this crisis.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Health Administration Press Releases Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health

IEMA, NWS Develop Severe Weather Sheltering Guidance to Address COVID-19 Concerns

Press Release in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommended social distancing parameters and how that affects people who rely on public sheltering from tornadoes.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Press Releases Coronavirus COVID-19

IPHA donates 30,000 gloves to statewide healthcare providers in the fight against COVID-19.

The PPE will be distributed to frontline providers through IPHA’s partnership with the IEMA.

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Press Releases Health Administration Coronavirus COVID-19

Gov. Pritzker Announces Partnership with Manufacturing and Biotech Industries to Produce Life-Saving Supplies in Illinois

Separately, State Has Ordered 2.5 Million N95 Masks, 1 Million Surgical Masks, Among Other Supplies; Governor Calls for Federal Activation of Defense Production Act

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Press Releases COVID-19

IDPH Enforcement Statement for EO 2020-10

The Governor of Illinois has proclaimed COVID-19 to be a state disaster and declared all counties in the state as a disaster area.

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Press Releases COVID-19 IDPH

Gov. Pritzker Announces Series of New Measures to Help Illinoisans Affected by COVID-19

Governor Announces Sales Tax Deferral for Bars and Restaurants, SBA Loan Eligibility, New Grocery Hours for Seniors, Expanded Health Care Services

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Press Releases COVID-19

IDHS announces modifications and closures of IDHS offices to follow health and safety guidelines for COVID-19

Family Community Resource Centers remain open with reduced public-facing staff, Division of Rehabilitation Services’ Offices are closed with staff still providing all services remotely

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COVID-19 Press Releases

IDHS Announces First Day to Complete the 2020 Census Online

The first day to complete the 2020 Census online will be tomorrow, March 12th on my2020census.gov

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Health Administration Press Releases Census 2020

Public Health Officials Announce Fifth Case of Coronavirus Disease in Illinois

The fifth individual is a Cook County resident in his 20s who flew into Chicago O’Hare Airport earlier this month after traveling to Italy.

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Press Releases Epidemiology and Health Statistics Coronavirus

Illinois Authorized to Continue Testing for Novel Coronavirus

In-State Testing for Coronavirus in Illinois Not Impacted by Issues in Other States

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Press Releases Epidemiology and Health Statistics Health Administration Coronavirus

Illinois First State to Test for Novel Coronavirus

IDPH is now able to conduct testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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Coronavirus Health Administration Epidemiology and Health Statistics Press Releases

Illinois HIV Care Connect Encourages All Young People to Take the Y.O.U.T.H. Quiz

Those taking the quiz will be directed to educational content to learn more and will earn a chance to win a $25 VISA gift card.

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Press Releases HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis

Gov. Pritzker Appoints IDHS, IDNR, IDFPR Leadership

Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announces more personnel appointments

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Media Press Releases Health Administration

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.

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Press Releases State of Illinois Workforce Development

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.

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Media Press Releases Health Administration Opioids

IDPH Launches Targeted Vaccination Effort To Help Prevent Outbreaks

Hepatitis A outbreaks reported in neighboring states

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Press Releases Hepatitis A Vaccination

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)

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Epidemiology and Health Statistics Press Releases Legionnaires


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.

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Lupus Health Education/Promotion Press Releases

Health Department Announces New Executive Director

Mark Pfister has been appointed the new Executive Director for the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center

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Local Health Departments Press Releases Health Administration

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.

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Seoul Virus Media Epidemiology and Health Statistics Press Releases

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

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Health Administration Press Releases Health Equity Local Health Departments APHA

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

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Zika CDC Diseases Funding Epidemiology and Health Statistics Press Releases Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health IDPH

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