Public Health Leaders Call on State to Address Public Health Funding Crisis

On Tuesday, November 3, IPHA and IAPHA held two press conferences in conjunction with an Illinois Senate Joint Hearing with Public Health and Appropriation committees to discuss how inadequate state funding is negatively impacting the health and well-being of Illinois residents.

 

Leaders from local health departments and public health agencies across the state provided numerous examples of how the budget impasse has hindered their organization’s ability to provide essential and critical services.

 

As of November, at least 36% of local health departments have been forced to lay-off staff, cut hours of operation, and eliminate programs and services due to the budget impasse.

 

Links to news stories:

 

WREX Channel 13

Illinois Public Health Association requests $17 million to restore health services

November 3, 2015

http://www.wrex.com/story/30427325/2015/11/03/illinois-public-health-association-requests-17-million-to-restore-health-services

 

WSIU

Illinois Public Health Departments Hope For Help from Lawmakers

November 3, 2015

http://news.wsiu.org/post/illinois-public-health-departments-hope-help-lawmakers#stream/0

 

Reboot Illinois

Illinois health departments say public health compromised

November 3, 2015

http://www.rebootillinois.com/2015/11/03/editors-picks/mark-fitton/local-illinois-health-departments-plead-for-funding-during-budget-impasse/48279/

 

Illinois News Network

Senators clash over government cost control during hearing on public health

November 3, 2015

http://ilnews.org/6297/senators-clash-over-government-cost-control-during-hearing-on-public-health-isac-map-grants-not-only-funds-being-held-during-impasse-and-more-from-inn-radio/

 

Illinois News Network

Health administrators plead for state money

November 3, 2015

http://ilnews.org/6300/health-administrators-plead-for-state-money/

 

Alton Daily News

Public health programs feelings the pitch

November 3, 2015

http://altondailynews.com/error/index.cfm

 

CINewsNow

Illinois Health Departments forced to make cuts due to budget impasse

November 3, 2015

http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Illinois-Health-Departments-forced-to-make-cuts-due-to-budget-impasse-340023032.html

 

WSIL Channel 3

Public health executives plead for funding

November 3, 2015

http://www.wsiltv.com/story/30429685/public-health-executives-plead-for-funding

 

Reboot Illinois

Local Illinois Health Departments Plead for Funding During Budget Impasse

November 3, 2015

http://www.rebootillinois.com/2015/11/03/editors-picks/mark-fitton/local-illinois-health-departments-plead-for-funding-during-budget-impasse/48279/

 

The Times

Network health administrators plead for state money

November 3, 2015

http://www.mywebtimes.com/ipn_staging/by-mark-fitton-illinois-news-networkhealth-administrators-plead-for-state/article_8638af6e-6000-515a-892a-e94413ce0ad4.html

 

WCIA

Lawmakers urged to appropriate $ for public health

November 3, 2015

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/lawmakers-urged-to-appropriate-for-public-health

 

Daily Whale

Public healthcare leaders call on state to approve grant funding for local health departments

November 3, 2015

http://www.dailywhale.com/content-preview/989247f39f9ce8461821629a8638e70b/

  

WLDS 1180 AM

The next target of the budget impasse could be public health

November 4, 2015

http://wlds.com/news/the-next-target-of-the-budget-impasse-could-be-public-health/

 

Alton Daily News – WBGZ Radio

Public Health Programs Feeling the Pinch

November 4, 2015

http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=195136#.Vju7PrerSUk

 

MySuburbanLife

Illinois health administrators plead for state money

November 5, 2015

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2015/11/04/illinois-health-administrators-plead-for-state-money/aiql48e/

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