• 28th Mar, 2017

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Center for Rural Health; the Illinois Health and Hospital Association; the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program; Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development; and the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network are sponsoring a workshop designed to help provide education to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health and behavioral therapists, pharmacists, dentists, policy makers, public health, law enforcement, and community coalitions about care and treatment of people with substance use disorders.
    WHAT: Opioid Crisis Next Door: Prevention, Care, and Treatment Programs for Substance Use Disorders
    WHERE: The Crowne Plaza (second floor ballroom)...

  • 22nd Mar, 2017

    SPRINGFIELD – First Lady Diana Rauner will join the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Public Health Association for the 2017 Women’s Health Conference in Springfield.  The conference is an opportunity for health care and public health providers to learn new information related to disease prevention and management, including nutrition and the latest therapy and advancements, in order to enhance their programs and educate their clientele.
    WHAT:          2017 Women’s Health Conference    
    WHERE:       President Abraham Lincoln Hotel
                         701 E. Adams St.
    WHEN:          Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Conference begins at 8:45 a.m.
                         Friday, March 24, 2017 – Conference concludes at 12:...

  • 16th Mar, 2017

    Media Contact:  Jason Schaumburg, (312) 793-3034                                                                                                   
    CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Lottery, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti,  the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society and the Illinois Department of Public Health unveiled the newest version of The MS Project instant game - a lottery ticket that funds research into the cause, prevention, and future cure of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
    “The Illinois Lottery is proud to be partnering again with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society in the fight against multiple sclerosis,” Illinois Lottery Acting Director Gregory Smith said. “By purchasing the MS Project lottery ticket, players are providing financial support to their fellow Illinois...

  • 13th Mar, 2017
    IDPH partners with Pilsen Wellness Center to provide treatment
    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is teaming up with Pilsen Wellness Center to provide greater access to behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and adults in communities outside the city of Chicago.
    IDPH’s five Wellness on Wheels mobile health vans are available to local health departments and community organizations across Illinois to provide a clinical setting to perform health screenings and services in areas with few health resources.  Pilsen Wellness Center will be using one of the mobile health units to provide mental health treatment and tele-psychiatry services to people with limited access to these services.
    “The Wellness on Wheels mobile health vans allow...
  • 7th Mar, 2017
    March 4-11, 2017 designated as a week to recognize 2,600 volunteers

    SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner has proclaimed March 4-11, 2017 AmeriCorps Week in Illinois.  Each year, the nation celebrates the service that tens of thousands of Americans perform through AmeriCorps.  The Service Illinois Commission uses this week to salute the AmeriCorps members and alums for their hard work and thank the community partners that support them.
    “We need service in America now more than ever,” said Serve Illinois Executive Director Scott McFarland.  “AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their lives to their communities.  Since 1994, they have given $1.2 billion in service to Illinois.”
    AmeriCorps provides opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships...

  • 3rd Mar, 2017
    Company voluntary recalls products

    SPRINGFIELD – The I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Company, headquartered in Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its SoyNut Butter products after 12 cases of E. coli O157 in five states were preliminarily linked to the products.  There are no cases reported in Illinois.  Product testing is currently underway.  SoyNut Butter is a nut-free substitute for peanut butter.
    “Some infections of E. coli are mild, but others can be severe or even life-threatening, especially for young children,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.  “If you have recently purchased soy nut butter, please check the label for the brand and throw it out if it is part of this recall.”
    IDPH recommends consumers do not eat any variety or...