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Advancing Health Equity

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The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color is a stark reminder of the continuing health disparities that challenge all of us to do better. Unquestionably, racism is a serious public health crisis. IHA and the Illinois hospital community are working together to confront this issue. Learn more about efforts to achieve health equity statewide.

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2021 MAPS Culture of Safety Workshop

MAPS virtual event

Revitalize your safety culture by attending “The Role of Just Culture and Patient Safety Across the Care Continuum,” held virtually on Oct. 28. The annual MAPS event — open to all IHA members — will engage healthcare leaders and clinicians in critical discussions on enhancing quality and workforce well-being. National and local experts will explore root cause analysis, patient and family perspective, and other key factors to protect patients and staff. 

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COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

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

  • Oct 25, 2021
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Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton tours OSF HealthCare OnCall facility

Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton came to Peoria Friday, touring and connecting with organizations making a difference in the city. WMBD

  • Oct 25, 2021
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The Trajectory of Our Healthcare Workforce Is Unsustainable

As CNO at the American Hospital Association, my job is to represent the perspectives of over 2 million nurses who work in hospitals and health systems across the country. MedPage Today

  • Oct 25, 2021
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Why Some Healthcare Workers Would Rather Lose Their Jobs Than Get Vaccinated

A challenge in COVID vaccination efforts is a minority of medical professionals who distrust the pharmaceutical industry and regulators, fear side effects and dislike mandates. Wall Street Journal

IHA Video: Honoring Hospitals

Extraordinary

The pandemic has shown how important hospitals and health systems are to communities across Illinois, with healthcare professionals exhibiting tireless dedication in caring for patients. IHA recognizes their bravery, compassion and extraordinary response to an unprecedented crisis. Witness their efforts in a new video—A Year Like No Other.

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