Press Release

November 10, 2010



 Your Input is Needed on Chronic Diseases

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Task Force is asking for input as it hosts three public hearings across the state. The task force will gather input to help develop recommendations about how health promotion and chronic disease prevention efforts are funded, delivered to communities and address health disparities.

Public Hearings:

Monday, November 15, 2010
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle St., Room C500 (5th Floor)


Mt. Vernon
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Municipal Building West
200 Potomac Blvd.


Monday, November 22, 2010
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
SIU School of Medicine, South Auditorium
801 N. Rutledge St.



Chronic diseases account for seven in 10 deaths and affect the quality of life of more than half the state’s residents (6.7 million people). Studies have found that Illinois has spent more than $12.5 billion a year in health care dollars to treat chronic diseases, and $43.6 billion in lost work days and lower employee productivity.

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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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