• 29th Mar, 2016

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is holding hearings across the state where the public can weigh in on the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and the State Health Assessment (SHA), two components of Healthy Illinois 2021.
     
    The SHIP and SHA help us understand the current health needs in Illinois and map out strategies to address these needs.  Public hearing participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the current state of health in Illinois, and health improvement activities related to behavioral health, chronic disease, and maternal and child health.
     
    WHO:            
    Illinois Department of Public...

  • 28th Mar, 2016

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is holding hearings across the state where the public can weigh in on the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and the State Health Assessment (SHA), two components of Healthy Illinois 2021.
     
    The SHIP and SHA help us understand the current health needs in Illinois and map out strategies to address these needs.  Public hearing participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the current state of health in Illinois, and health improvement activities related to behavioral health, chronic disease, and maternal and child health.
     
    WHO:            
    Illinois Department of Public...

  • 24th Mar, 2016

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is holding hearings across the state where the public can weigh in on the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and the State Health Assessment (SHA), two components of Healthy Illinois 2021.

    The SHIP and SHA help us understand the current health needs in Illinois and map out strategies to address these needs. Public hearing participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the current state of health in Illinois, and health improvement activities related to behavioral health, chronic disease, and maternal and child health.

    WHO:    
    Illinois Department of Public Health
    MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice
    General public

    WHAT:    
    Public hearings on the State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan

    WHERE:  
    Bilandic Building
    160 N. LaSalle...

  • 24th Mar, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD – More than 3,000 participating officials will mark April 5, 2016 as the Mayors and County Recognition Day for National Service. As of the date of this release, 98 Mayors and County Executives in Illinois have signed on to participate. On April 5, mayors and county executives will hold public events and use traditional and social media to highlight the value of national service to the nation’s cities. Last year, 2,786 mayor and county officials representing more than 150 million citizens in all 50 states participated in the third-annual Mayors and County Recognition Day for National Service. The initiative is being led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the National League of Cities, Cities of Service and the Statewide Commissions, including Serve Illinois.
     
    “This year alone, nearly 14,000 National Service volunteers will work in 2,...
  • 23rd Mar, 2016

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is observing World TB (tuberculosis) Day on March 24, 2016 to raise awareness that TB is still present in Illinois and that it can be fatal.  In 2015, 344 cases of TB were reported in Illinois along with one case of extensively drug resistant TB.  While there were slightly fewer cases reported last year than in 2012, it is the first time Illinois has reported an increase in the number of TB cases since 2005.
     
    “The identification of a person with extensively drug resistant TB is concerning,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.  “Extensively drug resistant TB means that most antibiotics used to treat one of the world’s deadliest diseases do not work.  IDPH wants to raise awareness about TB so that people recognize it and know the importance of completing treatment in order to prevent additional...

  • 7th Mar, 2016
              March 5-12, 2016 designated as a week to recognize 2,826 volunteers

    SPRINGFIELD – Each year, the nation celebrates the service that thousands of Americans perform through AmeriCorps. We use this week to salute the AmeriCorps members and alums for their hard work and thank the community partners that support them.
     
    “AmeriCorps helps hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans each year,” said Scott McFarland, Executive Director of Serve Illinois. “AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their lives to their communities, and AmeriCorps Week is a time for the rest of us to say ‘thank you’.”
     
    AmeriCorps provides opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. From neighborhood cleanups and building homes to...