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Protect yourself & your family, prevent West Nile virus

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials would like to remind residents to be cautious and protect against West Nile Virus (WNV). Prevention is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family from becoming infected with WNV…. [Read More]


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Public health officials caution against tickborne disease

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to prevent against tick bites while outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Ticks are found in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Infected ticks can transmit… [Read More]


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Dr. Raju Voted 50 Most Influential Physician Executives 2013

Welcome to the gallery of this year’s ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare. The honorees were chosen by readers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician for their leadership in the varied sectors of… [Read More]


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CCDPH Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

Tobacco cessation and secondhand smoke prevention ads will run April – May 2013. This week, Cook County Department of Public Health officials launched a new campaign aimed at suburban Cook County (SCC) residents who smoke. The campaign, “Nothing to Kid… [Read More]


National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month

On behalf of the Cook County Health System, we recognize April as National Donate Life Month. We applaud Secretary Jesse White’s leadership on organ donation. Today is about partnership between the health system, the Secretary White’s office and the community…. [Read More]


System CEO Dr. Ram Raju talks about the importance of organ and tissue donation with Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele among assembled speakers

Urging Residents to Become Organ Donors

CHICAGO – Cook County Health System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju and Secretary of State Jesse White urged all Cook County residents to join the effort of Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. Currently, there are more than 5.2 million people registered… [Read More]


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CCHHS CORE Center Announces Grant for Project CONNECT

CHICAGO – The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announces that Project CONNECT was refunded by The Chicago Community Trust (CCT) under its Improving Access to Care initiative.   Project CONNECT transitions HIV positive patients to outpatient care services at the CORE… [Read More]


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Cook County hospital tax funding drops by $100 million

A sharp reduction in spending at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System helped drive down the taxpayer subsidy in fiscal 2012 by nearly $100 million, to roughly $287 million, according to a Crain’s estimate. Spending fell in part due… [Read More]


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Cook County CEO urges action against healthcare disparities

The head of the nation’s third-largest public healthcare system is calling on hospital leaders to aggressively promote inclusion and to reduce healthcare disparities, particularly among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patient populations. In a speech delivered before a packed ballroom… [Read More]


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Cook County Calls for Health by Raising Cigarette Tax

  President Preckwinkle Highlights Public Health Benefits Of Cigarette Tax Increase will generate more than $25 million and save residents from premature smoking-caused death   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined today by Dr. Raju and other health professionals… [Read More]