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City of Chicago Announces Protect Chicago 77 Initiative to Get Entire City Engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

| Sep 24, 2021

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health today announced Protect Chicago 77 – a new, citywide community engagement campaign to ensure that at least 77 percent of all Chicago residents ages 12 and up have started their COVID-19 vaccination series by the end of the year. All Chicagoans are encouraged...[ Read More ]

Illinois Public Health Association asserts support for the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

| Sep 24, 2021

Executive Director of the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) Tom Hughes expressed the organization’s support of the passage of Senate Bill 2408, or the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, in a statement last week.     The bill establishes a statewide carbon-free energy goal of 100% by 2050, as well...[ Read More ]

CEOs of Harrisburg Medical Center and Southern Illinois Healthcare expect a bright future as two facilities merge

| Sep 17, 2021

The CEOs of Harrisburg Medical Center (HMC) and Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) recently discussed the potential benefits they expect to see as a result of the merger between the two facilities. This integration is expected to happen gradually over the next two years.     This decision dates back to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Illinois: Opioid Overdose Reduction Act, Vaccine rollout, Federal health reform

| Apr 22, 2021

This monthly market and policy intelligence newsletter tries to tee up a few forward-looking topics to help inform your organization's decision making. Not all of these items will apply to every health care silo. The sector is diverse. So we try to bring a diverse set of things that we...[ Read More ]

Bill that would allow Illinoisans to receive mental health treatment in Wisconsin passes Senate

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 22, 2021

A bill in Illinois that would allow Illinoisans to receive mental health treatment in neighboring Wisconsin has passed through the senate. Sen. Adriane Johnson, who introduced SB 1966, or the Interstate Contracts for Mental Health Disorder Treatment Act, believes it can eliminate barriers that Illinois residents face to receiving mental...[ Read More ]

Chicago father hopes HB 3445 can prevent future tragedies

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 20, 2021

Christmas morning in 2018 proved to be a day of tragedy for the family of Bill Green. The Chicago man received word from the police that his 25-year-old son Alex had died of a fentanyl overdose at a gas station in the outskirts of the city. Since his son’s death,...[ Read More ]