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Rendering of the proposed Central Campus Health Center

Cook County Announces Plans for New Central Campus Health Center

This month Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Health released the proposal for construction of the new Central Campus Health Center, a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility that will adjoin John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital. The new facility… [Read More]


Children are most vulnerable to accidental poisonings. Keep your family safe by poison-proofing your home!

Cook County Officials Encourage Residents to Poison-Proof Homes

The Cook County Health and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control are encouraging people to poison-proof their homes in recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death in the U.S.,… [Read More]


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Cook County Announces Bold Plans to Address Behavioral Health

In response to decreased funding of community-based behavioral health services and the impact on Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health (CCH) CEO Dr. Jay Shannon today announced plans to expand behavioral health services in… [Read More]


Dr. Kenya D. Key

Chief Psychologist Prepared With Academics & Broad-Field Training

Dr. Kenya D. Key is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Chief Psychologist at Cermak Health Services, a division of Cook County Health & Hospital System, service providers at Cook County Jail. She has previously worked as a staff psychologist… [Read More]


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CCH Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

The Cook County Health (CCH) is urging residents to take precautions to prevent home fires and burn injuries, which occur most commonly in the winter months. Fires and burn injuries are often caused by the use of unsafe heat sources,… [Read More]


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American Liver Foundation & CCH’ Bashar Attar, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Bashar Attar of the Cook County Health, will lead the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) final webinar of the year on December 17, at 6:00PM. The webinar is designed for both professionals and the general public. During 2015, the ALF sponsored a series of seven… [Read More]


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CCH Celebrates World AIDS Day December 1

Today the Cook County Health (CCH) will celebrate World AIDS Day.  On World AIDS Day, people across the globe unite to raise awareness about HIV/AIDs, support those living with HIV and remember those who have passed away. More than 43,000… [Read More]


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Dr. Jorge Prieto Health Center Has a New Dental Suite

Cook County Health hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently in celebration the new dental clinic suite at Prieto Health Center at 2424 South Pulaski Road in Chicago. A wide range of dental services, from cleanings and fillings, root canals, dentures, crowns… [Read More]


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National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 6-12

Let’s work together to decrease the spread of infectious diseases! The goal of National Handwashing Awareness Week is to decrease the spread of the flu and other infectious diseases by informing individuals to educate and help protect their communities. According to… [Read More]


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2nd Annual Project CONNECT Stakeholders Event

More than 50 staff members from the Cook County Health’s Stroger Hospital and the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center attended Project CONNECT’s 2nd annual stakeholders event on October 30. This event was convened to present project and cost benefit analysis… [Read More]