2013 County Health Rankings show how Illinois stacks up on health

Hot off the presses, the annual County Health Rankings were released today, revealing the relative health of Illinois counties by comparing them on a range of factors that influence health including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, and family and social support. Among the healthiest: Douglas County, which earned the distinction of the healthiest county […]

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Developing and Measuring Outcomes for IPLAN Training Coming Soon!

This webinar will cover the following topics: Using subject matter experts, state/national resources to develop good IPLAN outcomes Process vs. Outcome Measures – role of each Measuring Progress Towards Outcomes Establishing Outcomes Related to Social Determinants and How to Measure Progress Link to Performance Improvement and QI More information coming soon!

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IAPO Releases Worksite Wellness Resource Guide

With a healthier workforce, we get a better economy and higher quality of life. Worksite wellness programs boost employee morale and health, and are good for business, to boot. Did you know that for every $1 spent in wellness programs, companies could save an aver­age of $3.27 in medical costs and $2.73 in absenteeism costs? […]

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City of Chicago releases Healthy Chicago 2012 Annual Report

At a public meeting headlined by U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius, the City of Chicago Department of Public Health released their Healthy Chicago 2012 Annual Report.  In his presentation, DPH Commissioner Bechara Choucair detailed great stories of success – expanding access to oral health care for all CPS students, launching the PlayStreets initiative, […]

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