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CCH Releases Draft Strategic Plan

The Cook County Health has posted a draft of its three-year strategic plan Impact 2020. A public hearing on the draft plan will be held on July 21st and the CCH Board of Directors will consider the plan at its… [Read More]


Fireworks

Avoid Firework Injuries by Leaving the Show to the Professionals

Keep your eyes to the skies this Fourth of July and your hands off fireworks. That’s the best advice to reduce your risk of injury during this extended holiday weekend. “Do not underestimate the dangers of fireworks,” said Dr. Stathis… [Read More]


Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Chair of Urology, Cook County Health & Hospitals System

5 Health Tips Every Man Should Know

Don’t just get by; take charge of your health. “Men avoid seeing the doctor when sick and put off checkups when well,” says Dr. Courtney Hollowell, men’s health expert and Chairman of Urology for the Cook County Health.  According to… [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]


Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms during National Stroke Awareness Month

Learn About Stroke Risks & Symptoms during National Stroke Awareness Month

May is American Stroke Month. Strokes affect nearly 800,000 people each year, and are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. A stroke occurs when blood cannot get to an area of the brain, often because of… [Read More]


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Strategic Planning Town Hall Meetings Planned for May

The Cook County Health is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout Cook County to obtain input and ideas from our community on the system’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. Dates and locations are below. If you have any questions or to RSVP, please… [Read More]


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]