Advancing Illinois Healthcare

IHA Federal Advocacy Agenda

IHA Federal Advocacy Agenda

IHA’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda, Advancing Health in Illinois, asks Congress to take specific actions to ensure access to care and coverage; promote quality and patient safety; enhance affordability and value; advance health system innovation; reduce regulatory burden; and promote access to behavioral health services.

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Illinois Hospitals: $95.3b State Economic Impact

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Apr 25, 2018
  • Press Release

IHA Statement re: Amendment to House Bill 5245 (SANEs)

IHA opposes amendment to HB5245 that does not include key suggestions from the hospital community.

  • Apr 25, 2018
  • News from the Web

Alderman Wants Tougher Fines for People Caught with Weapons Near Nursing Homes

Getting caught with certain weapons near Chicago nursing homes would come with a stiff fine and possible jail time under the City Council’s bid to create safe zones. Chicago Tribune

  • Apr 25, 2018
  • News from the Web

The Illinois Valley's Last Adult Day Center has a Funding Problem and Needs Help

Connie Morales of La Salle is 76 years old and doesn’t move around well. A trip to the nursing home lurks on the horizon and that’s something to be postponed. La Salle News Tribune

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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