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Using Performance Data to Revolutionize the Management of Cook County Government, Part 3: The Future

By at April 30, 2013 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

Using Performance Data to Revolutionize the Management of Cook County Government, Part 3: The Future

The last in a series of 3 articles on how Cook County Government is embracing the idea of innovative leadership to provide fiscally responsible, improved government services. Starting at the end of Fiscal Year 2012 and continuing into Fiscal Year 2013, the STAR program will further engage with agencies to support the use of performance data as a management tool.  more...

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Using Performance Data to Revolutionize the Management of Cook County Government, Part 2: Current State

By at April 26, 2013 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

Using Performance Data to Revolutionize the Management of Cook County Government, Part 2: Current State

The second in a series of 3 articles on how Cook County Government is embracing the idea of innovative leadership to provide fiscally responsible, improved government services. Each quarter, Cook County officials in the Public Safety, Property Tax, Economic Development, and Healthcare areas submit performance management data and hold meetings to review their more...

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Using Performance Data to Revolutionize the Management of Cook County Government, Part 1: An Introduction

By at April 25, 2013 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

Using Performance Data to Revolutionize the Management of Cook County Government, Part 1: An Introduction

The first in a series of 3 articles on how Cook County Government is embracing the idea of innovative leadership to provide fiscally responsible, improved government services. The County’s “Set Targets, Achieve Results” (STAR) Performance Management program strives to measure, report and manage performance to promote Cook County Board President Toni more...

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Attend our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion, April 29 at 3:00 pm

By at April 19, 2013 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

Attend our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion, April 29 at 3:00 pm

Efficiency is one of the cornerstones of justice. Efficient administration of justice promotes a speedy trial and all of its attendant benefits. While that constitutional right to a speedy trial should be reason enough to strive for greater efficiency, today’s economic climate compels us to work not only harder, but much smarter. Inefficiency, in all of its forms, more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights Earth Day Events and County’s Green Achievements

By at April 18, 2013 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Highlights Earth Day Events and County’s Green Achievements

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced two weeks of eco-friendly events and also highlighted sustainability initiatives that have saved the County millions in energy costs and conserved the environment. “We’re creating a model that other counties and local governments can use to positively impact the more...

Features , President's Office

Cook County Department of Public Health Recognizes National Infant Immunizations Week, April 20-27

By at April 15, 2013 | 1:39 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Recognizes National Infant Immunizations Week, April 20-27

Each year, approximately 170,000 babies are born in Illinois who need to be immunized against fourteen diseases before the age of 2.  In observance of National Infant Immunizations Week, April 20 to 27, the Cook County Department of Public Health is reminding parents to follow the recommended immunization schedule to protect their infants and children by providing more...

Features , Hospitals and Health Care

April is National Donate Life Month

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:28 am | 0 Comment

April is National Donate Life Month

Originally posted on the Cook County HHS website on April 11th, 2013 On behalf of the Cook County Health System, we recognize April as National Donate Life Month. We applaud Secretary Jesse White’s leadership on organ donation. Today is about partnership between the health system, the Secretary White’s office and the community. Today is an effort to call Cook more...

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April is National Minority Health Month

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:26 am | 0 Comment

April is National Minority Health Month

Originally posted on the Cook County HHS website April 4th, 2013  In April, National Minority Health Month is commemorated by raising awareness about health disparities that persist, affecting racial and ethnic minorities. Health Disparities are the differences in rates of disease, health outcomes and access to healthcare found between different groups of more...

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Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

By at April 11, 2013 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

This week, Cook County Department of Public Health officials launched a new campaign aimed at suburban Cook County (SCC) residents who smoke. The campaign, “Nothing to Kid About,” features ads depicting young children who are exposed to secondhand smoke through their daily activities and their desire to “quit smoking.” The campaign is a multipronged approach more...

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Cook County Forest Preserve

By at April 8, 2013 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

Celebrate Earth Day with the Cook County Forest Preserve

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day. Throughout the second half of April the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will hold special events and volunteer workdays to celebrate the occasion. “The Forest Preserve District of Cook County manages nearly 69,000 acres of beautiful preserves, perfect for hiking, biking, bird-watching, fishing, and many other healthy, more...

Features , Forest Preserve District

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