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Addressing Health Disparities

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Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, which has highlighted glaring health disparities. Illinois’ hospital community is engaged on this issue and recognizes the powerful voices protesting systemic racism. In a statement on health disparities, IHA President A.J. Wilhelmi and IHA Board Chair Philip M. Kambic identify the role of Illinois’ hospital community in striving to end health disparities, a key step in achieving racial justice, equality and inclusion.

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COVID-19 Updates

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IHA is working closely with health departments and government officials to ensure Illinois hospitals have the resources and support they need to respond to COVID-19. See our COVID-19 webpage for key resources, government updates, clinical guidance for providers and information from IHA on a range of issues, including federal policy, behavioral health and telehealth.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Sep 18, 2020
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Cook County Health Officials Helping Patients Register To Vote In The E.R.

Patients at Stroger Hospital along with other hospitals now get help registering to vote in the E.R. Posters have been set up around the hospital asking patients if they are ready to vote. CBS Local

  • Sep 18, 2020
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Black Chicagoans Die 9 Years Before White Residents. The City Has A New Plan To Confront Racism

Black Chicagoans are dying an average of 8.8 years sooner than white residents but the city is launching a plan to change that. Block Club Chicago

  • Sep 18, 2020
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Election Gift for Florida? Trump Poised to Approve Drug Imports From Canada

Over the objections of drugmakers, the Trump administration is expected within weeks to finalize its plan that would allow states to import some prescription medicines from Canada. Kaiser Health News

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