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ILLINOIS RANKS #1 IN VOLUNTEER RATE AMONG 8 LARGEST STATES

SPRINGFIELD - December 18, 2014.
The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is commending the state’s 2.57 million volunteers who made a difference through volunteerism last year.

STATE SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR GOVERNOR'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS

SPRINGFIELD - December 9, 2014.
The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.

OPERATION AMERICORPS FUNDS AVAILABLE FROM IDPH

SPRINGFIELD - December 8, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Serve Illinois Commission today announced that funding is available for local governments interested in administering AmeriCorps programs in the state.

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

SPRINGFIELD - December 4, 2014.
As we see increasing influenza activity in the state, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine during Vaccinate Illinois Week, December 7-13, 2014.

HOSPITAL REPORT CARD AND CONSUMER GUIDE UPDATED

The Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care website was updated November 20, 2014 with the most recently available data. New measures were added including:

  • Lactation consultant staffing levels at hospitals (lactation consultants support breast feeding for new mothers)
  • Median charges for CT scans of the head

CLAY AND KNOX COUNTIES AWARDED GRANTS TO SUPPORT ACCREDITATION EFFORTS

CHICAGO - December 1, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Performance Management has awarded grants totaling more than $32,000 to Clay County and Knox County Health Departments.

DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES NEGATIVE EBOLA TEST RESULT

CHICAGO - November 29, 2014.
Today, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced negative Ebola test result.

AVOID FOODBORNE ILLNESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

CHICAGO - November 25, 2014.
The season for family gatherings and festive meals is here, and with that comes the potential for foodborne illnesses, if the foods are not properly prepared and handled. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck offers this helpful advice to avoid getting sick.

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ASKED TO PUT THE TOBACCO DOWN

CHICAGO - November 20, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is asking residents to make a commitment to stop smoking today – Thursday, November 20 – in support of the Great American Smokeout.

IDPH ISSUES EBOLA SAFETY GUIDANCE

CHICAGO - October 27, 2014.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck today provided further guidance on Illinois’ Ebola safety guidelines, including mandatory home quarantines for individuals who have a high-risk of exposure to the virus.



 

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