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FDA Approves PrEP Drug for Adolescents

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded access to the only approved HIV-prevention drug, so that adolescents are included. Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 24 have one of the highest rates of new HIV infection.  But the… [Read More]


Today is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: Get Educated, Tested and Treatment

April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, a day to call attention to the impact HIV/AIDS has had on young people in the United States. It is also a time to encourage young people to get educated on… [Read More]


Using Social Media to Try to Identify New HIV Prevention Strategies

Researchers from Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) are using social media to try to get a better understanding of what factors tend to predict who gets infected with HIV, in order to potentially develop new HIV prevention strategies. Using… [Read More]


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CountyCare Earns Quality Accreditation, Grows Membership

“I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for CountyCare,” said Linda Hooker, a patient at Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Stroger Hospital and CountyCare member. “For eight years I was homeless. CountyCare introduced me to a social worker…. [Read More]


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CCHHS Part of First Study to Test Efficacy and Safety Of A New HIV-Prevention Medication

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is taking part in the first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention. The HPTN 083 study will evaluate whether an investigational anti-HIV drug… [Read More]


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Construction Begins on New Cook County Central Campus Health Center

Today, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners broke ground on a new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago. “The Central Campus Health Center represents a true… [Read More]


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CCHHS Makes HIV-Preventive Medication More Accessible

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is making PrEP, an HIV-preventive medication, more accessible to people who are at high risk for getting the virus by expanding the number of health centers that prescribe the medication, as well… [Read More]


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

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


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CCHHS Offers Fire Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) 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… [Read More]


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

Dr. Bashar Attar of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, 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… [Read More]