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2019 IHA State Advocacy Agenda

Healthy Communities

IHA’s 2019 State Advocacy Agenda, Healthy Communities, outlines nine principle healthcare policy issues, including Medicaid Managed Care oversight; State and Medicaid funding; Phase 2 of the Hospital Assessment Program; and Medicaid Hospital Transformation funding. Join IHA in advocating for public policies that will increase access to care and advance quality care.

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2019 Member Advocacy Events

2019 Member Advocacy Events

Be part of IHA’s 2019 advocacy efforts by participating in our four member advocacy events. We’ll kick off our outreach in February with our State Legislative Reception. Then, in April we have three events: Quality Advocacy Showcase, Federal Advocacy Day and State Advocacy Day. Make your voice heard—join us in advocating for strong Illinois hospitals serving patients, families and communities.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • News from the Web

Springfield Hospital Donates Land to Race Riot Memorial

A major Springfield health care provider has donated land to what will be a memorial to the city's 1908 race riot. Associated Press

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • News from the Web

House Democrats to Unveil Plan to Expand Health Coverage

Democrats won control of the House in large part on the strength of their argument that Congress needs to protect people with pre-existing medical conditions and lower the cost of health care. NYT

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • News from the Web

11.4M Sign Up for Obama-Era Health Plans This Year

The government says 11.4 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama’s health law. Associated Press

Illinois Poison Center

Illinois Poison Center

2018 marked the 65th year of the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) safeguarding children and adults across the state from poisoning harm. As the first poison center in the U.S., IPC blazed a trail that led other states to create their own poison centers. Hear from IPC leaders and clinicians throughout Illinois in our video on IPC’s powerful impact on healthcare.

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Illinois Hospitals: $95.3b State Economic Impact

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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Addressing Illinois' Opioid Epidemic

IHA led an effort to develop opioid prescribing guidelines to assist clinicians in treating patients with acute and chronic pain in the emergency department. Last year, hospital emergency departments saw a 66 percent increase in opioid overdose visits.

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