The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) welcomed the increases in state funding for certified local health departments in the Illinois Department of Public Health’s FY2024 budget that was passed by the General Assembly on May 27, and which will be sent to Governor Pritzker for signature.
In announcing its Know Mpox public service campaign, the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) unveiled today new text message alerts, a comprehensive digital tool kit, and a grassroots reporting system to help residents, LGBTQ+ resource centers, and Community Health Workers statewide locate nearby mpox treatments and preventative services.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) will receive $500,000 in funding to expand its Community Health Worker Training Programs. The funding was secured as part of more than $182 million in Congressionally directed spending projects for Illinois for Fiscal Year 2023 through the Omnibus Appropriations Act by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL). This investment will help IPHA to grow the community and public health workforce.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – May is Mental Health and Trauma Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of the impacts of trauma on the physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing of children, families, and communities.