The following websites are wonderful resources for finding health information and resources in the Illinois area.
A Profile of Health and Health Resources within Chicago’s 77 Communities describes the health status and availability of resources that promote health within Chicago’s 77 community areas. This comprehensive report is the first of its kind to paint a big-picture view of the health of Chicago and includes data about the health status of Chicago’s population, health care resources available, social determinants of health and community-level assets. This report features the Winnable Battles framework: (1) childhood obesity, (2) HIV/AIDS, (3) racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer mortality, (4) teen pregnancy, and (5) motor vehicle injury and death.
Reforms under the Affordable Care Act have given Americans new rights and benefits, by helping more children get health coverage, ending lifetime and most annual limits on care, allowing young adults under 26 to stay on their parent’s health insurance, and giving patients access to recommended preventive services without cost. Many other new benefits of the law have taken effect, including 50% discounts on brand-name drugs for seniors in the Medicare “donut hole,” and tax credits for small businesses that provide insurance to employees. See major parts of the law and find out how the law provides better benefits and better health.
Health-E Illinois (blog)
This database was created for the purpose of providing online access to information about health-care and related services to all Illinois residents. The blog is updated regularly with new articles on diverse health topics and the appropriate resources for more information. Visit regularly for new updates!
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free