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Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and individuals impacted by HEAL hospitals

A third-year report on U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin's Hospital Engagement Action and Leadership (HEAL) initiative shows how the 10 HEAL health systems are effecting positive change in the 18 HEAL neighborhoods. By partnering with neighborhood organizations, HEAL health systems are creating opportunities for individual advancement and building a better future for the communities they serve.

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Advancing Health Equity

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The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color is a stark reminder of the continuing health disparities that challenge all of us to do better. Unquestionably, racism is a serious public health crisis. IHA and the Illinois hospital community are working together to confront this issue. Learn more about efforts to achieve health equity statewide.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Oct 04, 2022
  • Press Release

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris Receives Outstanding Leadership Award

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris was presented the "Outstanding Leadership Award" last week at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association's (IHA) Leadership Summit.

  • Oct 04, 2022
  • News from the Web

COVID-19 boosters key to maintaining seniors' immunity, study confirms

For older adults, getting vaccinated provides protection against COVID-19, but getting a booster is a key part of maintaining that immunity, a new study confirms. UPI

  • Oct 04, 2022
  • News from the Web

How UChicago Medicine's Dr. Maia Hightower is helping bridge the digital health divide

UChicago Medicine's Maia Hightower, MD, said her health system is already at the leading edge of medicine. She hopes to bring it to the forefront of digital medicine too. Becker's Hospital Review

IHA Video: Honoring Hospitals


The pandemic has shown how important hospitals and health systems are to communities across Illinois, with healthcare professionals exhibiting tireless dedication in caring for patients. IHA recognizes their bravery, compassion and extraordinary response to an unprecedented crisis. Witness their efforts in a new video—A Year Like No Other.

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