ACHN Announcements

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Chicagoland Heavy Rain & Flooding Preparedness

Unexpected heavy rains have hit Cook County and the metropolitan Chicago area and more rain is expected for this week of June 23rd. In the event of flooding in your area, consider the following: Listen for news reports on radio… [Read More]


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June is National Safety Month – Emphasis on Your Home!

Since June is National Safety Month, this is a great time to make sure there aren’t any home safety hazards you might be overlooking – emphasis on keeping your children and any seniors who might be in your home, SAFE…. [Read More]


HIV Testing Day

June 27th is HIV Testing Day: Take the Test, Take Control

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), held every year on June 27, began in 1995 to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis. The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) originally sponsored the observance. Now the U.S. Department of Health and… [Read More]


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CORE Center Researchers Present Findings at Conference

Several CORE Center researchers presented their study findings in Boston at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection (CROI), March 3-6, 2014. CROI brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies…. [Read More]


Dr. Jay Shannon

What is Cook County Health’s interim CEO thinking?

Dr. Shannon Checks in with Crain’s Chicago Business As a college junior, John Jay Shannon got a taste of his future life as a physician. He biked from his apartment to a small hospital in Mobile, Ala., where he worked… [Read More]


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The Cook County Early Expansion Initiative

A leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid… [Read More]


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National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th

Cook County Health & Hospitals System will participate in the National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16th, a nationwide effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. Fantus Health Center, General Medicine Clinic, 2nd Floor: 8:30 AM – 11:00… [Read More]


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Transforming Cook County Health & Hospitals

In January, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board of Directors unanimously approved Dr. John Jay Shannon as the interim CEO and began the process of searching for a permanent CEO. The Board has hired the search firm Quick… [Read More]


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National Public Health Week April 7 – April 11

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials use National Public Health Week (NPHW) to launch a new infographic designed to inform the public about the sexual behaviors of suburban Cook County teens and the number of sexually transmitted diseases… [Read More]


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CCDPH Launches Tobacco Prevention Campaigns

This week, public health officials released the 2014 tobacco cessation and prevention campaigns. This year, there are two campaigns running simultaneously with one focusing on adults and one on youth. The adult campaign, Nothing to Kid About, features ads depicting… [Read More]