Announcements

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Vaccination Misconceptions are Dangerous and Deadly

An alarming survey by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds an increasing number of physicians are encountering parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.  The most common reason cited — a belief that the diseases vaccines prevent have been… [Read More]


CCH FY2017 Preliminary Budget

CCH FY2017 Preliminary Budget

The proposed CCH FY2017 Preliminary Budget will be introduced to the CCH Finance Committee on August 19, 2016.  Two (2) Public Hearings on the Preliminary Budget will be held on August 24, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.  … [Read More]


The Best Advice for Heart Failure Patients: Get Up and Move

Everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs can become very difficult for heart failure patients, but getting up and moving may be exactly what these patients need most. Dr. Rami Doukky, Chairman of Cardiology at the Cook County Health… [Read More]


Quit Smoking

Study Finds Improved Smoking Cessation Rates When Education Integrated with Routine Doctor Visits

Incorporating smoking cessation services into routine healthcare visits can have a positive impact on helping people quit smoking according to a new study by clinicians at the Cook County Health (CCH). The study, published online in the Journal of Community… [Read More]


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CCH Reminds Parents to Schedule Back to School Physicals

The first day of school will be here before you know it.  Pediatric and primary care providers at the Cook County Health are reminding Illinois parents that students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade are required to undergo… [Read More]


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Improving the Health of the Community One Celery Stalk at a Time

With her arms full of fresh fruits and vegetables, courtesy of the Greater Chicago Food Depository FRESH Truck, Carmelita Dorsey was eager to get to her Blue Island home to prepare a big healthy salad for lunch. Dorsey was just… [Read More]


Strategic Plan

CCH’ Three-Year Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Directors

The Cook County Health Board of Directors unanimously approved a three-year strategic plan to guide the health system’s activities and goals from 2017 through 2019. CCH began strategic planning processes earlier this year that included dozens of meetings, presentations and… [Read More]


Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCH Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

Stay Safe at Lollapalooza: CCH Prepares for Influx of Patients During Summer Concert

If you are headed to Lollapalooza, have a great time — but beware of potential dangers. That’s the advice of physicians at the Cook County Health. The Emergency Department at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital is prepared for an influx… [Read More]


Heat Wave Precautions

Take Precautions During Excessive Heat

With the mercury expected to reach the 90s and the heat index soaring near 100 later this week, physicians at the Cook County Health urge you to take extra measures to stay cool. “When we sweat in high heat and… [Read More]


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Chicago Health Centers Receive Grant to Launch Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment Programs

Three Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) networks, Esperanza Health Centers, Heartland Health Centers, and PrimeCare Community Health, with support from the Cook County Health (CCH), have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million for a two-year period  from The… [Read More]