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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 25, 2019
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: March 25

Durbin and Kelly to Reintroduce MOMMA Act

  • Mar 25, 2019
  • Member News Spotlight

Memorial's Edgar Curtis Named to SIU Board

Edgar Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System, was among people named Friday to the Southern Illinois University board of trustees by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. State Journal-Register

  • Mar 25, 2019
  • News from the Web

Pelosi says Democrats to Unveil 'Sweeping' Health Bill

House Democrats plan to unveil health-care legislation on March 26 aimed at lowering costs and protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Bloomberg News

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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