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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 20, 2019
  • IL Hospitals Doing More

$10.5 M Raised to Improve West Side Health

There's a stark 16-year gap between Garfield Park, where residents have a life expectancy of 69 years, and the Loop where the life expectancy is 85 years. Austin Weekly News

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • IL Hospitals Doing More

New Model for Rural Health Care Evolving in Streator

The former St. Mary's Hospital building is being transformed into a modern outpatient center in a $30.5 million project. The Pantagraph (Bloomington)

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • News from the Web

What's to Keep Amazon from Competing in Brick-and-Mortar Healthcare? Not Much.

Even in a digital age where more services are headed online, e-commerce retail giant Amazon could be poised to compete with hospitals and health systems on their brick-and-mortar playing fields.

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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