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August Marks National Immunization Awareness Month

By at July 31, 2012 | 2:18 pm | 2 Comments

August Marks National Immunization Awareness Month

Whether you are packing your child’s first backpack with school supplies for Kindergarten or loading up their trunk for freshman year at college - there is no better time than now to get your children’s vaccinations up to date. “As parents we do everything we can to keep our children safe and healthy, protecting them from vaccine preventable diseases should be more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

A Message on West Nile Virus from the South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District

By at July 30, 2012 | 11:45 am | 2 Comments

A Message on West Nile Virus from the South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District

The South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District (SCCMAD), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) surveillances indicate a large increase in West Nile Virus activity in mosquitoes. It is important that residents and businesses eliminate stagnant water on their properties.  To avoid mosquito bites and more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment

Free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the Mass Care Workgroup will be hosting a free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar on July 19th, from 11am to 12pm.  The webinar will highlight the importance of public health preparedness planning as well as provide some tools that businesses can use when preparing for public health more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Supreme Court’s Ruling To Uphold The Affordable Care Act

By at June 28, 2012 | 10:21 am | 2 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Supreme Court’s Ruling To Uphold The Affordable Care Act

“I applaud today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act. “In accordance with this historic ruling, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System will continue to seek a 1115 Medicaid Waiver from the work Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This waiver, if approved by the federal government, would permit CCHHS to more...

Hospitals and Health Care , President's Office

Update: An Air Pollution Action Day has been declared for Chicago, IL, on Friday, August 24

By at June 27, 2012 | 4:18 pm | 5 Comments

Update: An Air Pollution Action Day has been declared for Chicago, IL, on Friday, August 24

The Illinois Partners for Clean Air and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have extended the previously issued Air Pollution Action Day Alerts to Friday, August 24th.  The continued high temperatures and low wind speeds are expected to lead to elevated ground-level ozone in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  Regional air quality is expected to reach the more...

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Cook County Health & Hospitals System Announces “Step Up, Get Tested” Series of HIV Testing Events in June

By at June 6, 2012 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Health & Hospitals System Announces “Step Up, Get Tested” Series of HIV Testing Events in June

A collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and other AIDS service organizations throughout the city of Chicago, announced today the launch of a campaign called STEP UP, GET TESTED: ChicaGO for 5K, the first-ever collaborative National HIV Testing Day event series for the city. Click more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on House Bill 5007

By at May 25, 2012 | 10:28 am | 2 Comments

Statement from President Preckwinkle on House Bill 5007

“Yesterday evening, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill 5007. This initiative will allow the federal government to consider the Cook County Medicaid Waiver that, if approved, will permit current patients of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System who will be eligible for Medicaid coverage in 2014 to enroll early in a Cook County Medicaid Network with more...

Hospitals and Health Care , News , President's Office

Protect yourself and your family during West Nile Virus season

By at May 23, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 9 Comments

Protect yourself and your family during West Nile Virus season

The first mosquito pools positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in suburban Cook County were reported yesterday by state public health officials. Although the first pools were located in the communities of Lemont and Norridge, officials warn residents throughout suburban Cook County to take precautions.       “West Nile Virus is not isolated to one more...

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Cook County’s Provident Hospital Earns Important LEED Environmental Rating

By at April 19, 2012 | 3:30 pm | 7 Comments

Cook County’s Provident Hospital Earns Important LEED Environmental Rating

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Provident Hospital has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification status, an important environmental rating given to eco-friendly buildings that meet rigorous sustainability standards. Provident Hospital is now a more sustainable facility that will operate more...

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Environmental Control and South Suburban College Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in South Holland

By at April 13, 2012 | 8:32 am | 7 Comments

Environmental Control and South Suburban College Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in South Holland

On Monday, April 16th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and South Suburban College is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in more...

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