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Step Up. Get Tested.

Step Up. Get Tested.

The Chicagoland HIV Testing Collaborative (CHTC) 2014 is hosting its 3rd annual HIV/HCV testing and social marketing campaign, Step Up. Get Tested., established by staff from the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, HHS Region V Office, the CORE Foundation and… [Read More]


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Cook County releases 1st snapshot of new Medicaid patients

Data reveal the deep challenge that Illinois, hospitals and insurance networks face to help many of the enrollees get their health under control and, in turn, hold down costs New data released in May offer the first look at the… [Read More]


Emergency Medical Services Week

Emergency Medical Services Week, May 18-24

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week celebrates and honors the hundreds of thousands of EMS practitioners serving our communities across the nation, including our professionals at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital. This year marks the 40th anniversary of EMS Week,… [Read More]


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May is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is a common, often-devastating medical condition in which vital brain functions can be lost in a moment. Prevention of stroke, management of acute stroke, and rehabilitation of the stroke patient are complex and difficult problems requiring the expertise of… [Read More]


Pharmacy

Listen to The Nag, Gentlemen

May 12, 2014-Take a few minutes. The Nag regularly rants in this space about staying healthy. All of us, and African-Americans especially, make too many unwise choices about our health. We suffer from high rates of maladies from obesity to… [Read More]



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CCHHS Touts New Care Plan For Low-Income Residents

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County officials said they’ve found new and better ways to provide low-income residents with health care, and the efforts are bearing fruit. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Dr. John Jay Shannon, interim CEO of… [Read More]


CORE Center Research Presentation

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]