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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 22, 2019
  • News from the Web

Cook County in Bottom Half of State Health Rankings

Cook County ranks in the bottom half of Illinois in terms of the health of its residents. WBEZ

  • Mar 22, 2019
  • News from the Web

FDA Chief Calls for Stricter Scrutiny of Electronic Health Records

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called for tighter scrutiny of electronic health records systems, which have prompted thousands of reports of patient injuries.

  • Mar 22, 2019
  • News from the Web

CVS Has Started Selling Cannabis-Based Products in 8 States

CVS Pharmacy said on Wednesday that it has started selling cannabidiol, or CBD, products in select states. CNBC

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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