Press Release

May 11, 2012



New State Health Director to Meet with Local Officials to Talk About Public Health Vision 

Chronic disease prevention is key; proposed cigarette tax will help 

SPRINGFIELD – On Monday, May 14, 2012, newly appointed Illinois Department of Public Health Acting Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck will begin convening local health officials in regional roundtables to discuss the public health system in Illinois, where it stands now and where health partners would like to see it go. The director will share his vision for the future of public health, addressing vulnerable populations, access to health care and chronic disease prevention. One of the director’s priorities in preventing chronic disease is combating tobacco use and how the proposed cigarette tax can greatly help in this effort. Hear from state and local health officials as Dr. Hasbrouck tours the state working to improve public health in Illinois.

East St. Louis
Monday, May 14, 2012
East Side Health District
650 North 20th Street

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Champaign County Health Department
201 W. Kenyon Road

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Jackson County Health Department
415 Health Department Road
9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Peoria City/County Health
2116 North Sheridan Road
9 a.m.

Rock Island
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Rock Island County Health Department
2112 – 25th Avenue
1:30 pm

Friday, May 24, 2012
Winnebago County Health Department
555 North Court Street
10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Adams County Health Department
330 Vermont Street
10 a.m.


Additional meetings are being scheduled for the next couple weeks in Cook and the collar counties.

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Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
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