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 COVID-19 Coronavirus

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 IDPH COVID-19

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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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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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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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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HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis Press Releases

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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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 Workforce Development State of Illinois

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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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 Local Health Departments Health Equity 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 Funding CDC Epidemiology and Health Statistics Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health Press Releases Diseases IDPH

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

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Local Health Departments Budget Health Administration Press Releases

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.

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Staff Press Releases Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health Policy & Legislative Committee

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.

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Health Administration Press Releases Policy & Legislative Committee 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

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Budget Policy & Legislative Committee Press Releases

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!

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Press Releases Health Administration Billing Immunization Billing Project Immunization

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