FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND U.S. HEALTH SAFETY PREPAREDNESS INDEX
SPRINGFIELD - December 4, 2013.
The Illinois Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 20 development partners,
today announced the release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index™,
a new way to measure and advance the nation’s readiness to protect people during disasters.
COMMEMORATING WORLD AIDS DAY
SPRINGFIELD - December 1, 2013.
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, December 1, the Illinois Department of Public Health is now accepting applications for almost $4 million in HIV prevention and treatment services grants to eligible organizations.
THANKSGIVING IS FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY DAY
SPRINGFIELD - November 26, 2013.
As many families gather for Thanksgiving, the conversation often drifts toward talking about traits and characteristics that run in their family, such as eye and hair color.
TIME TO TAKE OUT THE TURKEY
SPRINGFIELD - November 25, 2013.
It’s not too early to start thinking about the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Depending on the size of the turkey, it can take up to six days to thaw.
IMPROVING HEALTH CARE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
SPRINGFIELD - November 21, 2013.
In an effort to increase awareness of rural health-related challenges, Governor Pat Quinn has proclaimed November 21, 2013 as Rural Health Day in Illinois.
DO IT FOR ONE DAY – IT COULD BECOME A HABIT
SPRINGFIELD - November 20, 2013.
Make a commitment to quit smoking on Thursday, November 21, as part of the Great American Smokeout.
DAY CARE CENTERS AND SCHOOLS COULD FACE FINES
CHICAGO - November 15, 2013.
To protect children in day care centers and schools from pests such as cockroaches, spiders and rodents, as well as from unnecessary applications of pesticides, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reminding schools and day care centers they could be fined if they do not comply with the state’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) regulations.
STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RELEASES ROADMAP
CHICAGO - November 12, 2013.
Embracing the goal of improving public health for all Illinoisans and the need for government transparency, the Illinois Department of Public Health is releasing its Five Year Strategy 2014-2018.
HEALTH DATA CONSORTIUM PARTNERS WITH STATE OF IL
CHICAGO - November 8, 2013.
Officials with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s
Administration today joined the Health Data
Consortium to kick off two days of activities
focused on developing and sharing innovative ways to
work with open health data in an effort to drive
innovation and create better health outcomes in
Illinois and in cities and states across the