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The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

By at May 23, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control clinics allow affordable rabies vaccinations to bring all citizens into compliance with the law. They while providing an essential public health protection against a deadly disease that has caused public health concerns in four states over the past two years. 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar from more...

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Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

By at May 16, 2013 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to prevent against tick bites while outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Ticks are found in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Infected ticks can transmit diseases including ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and Lyme disease through their more...

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Cook County Employees: Spring Into Health Begins May 16

By at May 14, 2013 | 10:40 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Employees: Spring Into Health Begins May 16

This year’s program will include health screenings, cooking demonstrations, educational materials and more. Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois booth to register for WalkingWorks®. All you need is your County ID to join us and pick up your free pedometer. Calendar of Events May 16 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rolling Meadows - 3rd District Courthouse Lower more...

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Dr. Ramanathan Raju Voted 50 Most Influential Physician Executives 2013

By at April 26, 2013 | 9:01 am | 0 Comment

Originally posted on the Cook County Department of Public Health Website Dr. Ramanathan Raju, M.D. and CEO of Cook County Health & Hostptals System was named one of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare. The honorees were chosen by readers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician for their leadership in the varied sectors more...

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Cook County’s early Medicaid expansion under way

By at April 19, 2013 | 5:19 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s early Medicaid expansion under way

Originally posted on the Cook County Health and Hospital System Blog April 15th, 2013 Cook County officials say 37,000 applications have been initiated in a new program that will provide insurance coverage without cost to patients. The CountyCare program expands Medicaid coverage a year ahead of what’s coming in many states under the Affordable Care Act. Cook more...

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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...

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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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Cook County Health & Hospitals System CORE Center Announces $150,000 Grant for Project CONNECT

By at March 28, 2013 | 2:17 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health & Hospitals System CORE Center Announces $150,000 Grant for Project CONNECT

Originally published on the CCHS website on March 22, 2013   The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announces that Project CONNECT was refunded by The Chicago Community Trust (CCT) under its Improving Access to Care initiative.   Project CONNECT transitions HIV positive patients to outpatient care services at the CORE Center. “Project CONNECT creates a personal more...

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Cook County hospital tax funding drops by $100 million

By at March 20, 2013 | 11:32 am | 0 Comment

Cook County hospital tax funding drops by $100 million

Originally published on the CCHHS website March 14th A sharp reduction in spending at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System helped drive down the taxpayer subsidy in fiscal 2012 by nearly $100 million, to roughly $287 million, according to a Crain’s estimate. Spending fell in part due to cost-cutting but also to fewer patients seeking care, which lowers expenses more...

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Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:36 pm | 1 Comments

Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

Originally published at the Cook County Health & Hospitals website Date & Time: March 19, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Stroger Hospital, Cafeteria, No appointment required. Kidney Screening Day, sponsored by the Stroger Hospital’s Department of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI – www.nkfi.org). All screenings are more...

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