Public Health Conditions in Illinois
America’s Health Rankings has ranked Illinois as #28 in terms of the state’s overall public health for 2011. Illinois faces public health challenges from high binge drinking levels, high air pollution levels, and high rates of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and various infectious diseases. However, the state’s strong points are its high availability of primary care physicians, moderately high graduation rate, and sufficient use of early prenatal care. In combination, these factors have resulted in a moderate level of improvements for the state’s public health care system.
The greatest concern to Illinois is the high rate of disease. The state has the 6th highest rate for cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimer’s, and the 5th highest rate for tuberculosis. They have made progress with TB infection over the past decade, but are still seeing more TB cases than other states. The state also has many programs and facilities to assist with HIV and AIDS prevention and medical assistance. Heart of Illinois HIV/AIDS Center offers many services for residents who have been diagnosed with the diseases, and they also provide free testing and run educational and awareness programs in the community.
Similar to other states, Illinois has seen a rise in the obese and diabetic population since 2001. Recently, the state has initiated a campaign called “Rethink Your Drink” with the objective of reducing sugar consumption by limiting access to sodas and other sugary drinks. There has been a tax proposal to add a small tax on soft drinks, and soft drinks have been banned in a few area hospitals. This campaign is being funded and run by the Illinois Public Health Institute along with the American Heart Association.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required by many states, including Illinois. Nurses, EMTs and other public health servants can easily become certified by using an online training course to earn their ACLS card.
Common Questions from Illinois Medical Providers
Can I receive ACLS group training using your online course?
|Galesburg Cottage Hospital||695 N Kellogg St|
Galesburg, IL 61401-2807
|Kishwaukee Community Hospital||626 Bethany Rd|
Dekalb, IL 60115-4939
|Anderson Hospital||6800 State Route 162|
Maryville, IL 62062-8500
|Plainfield Fire Protection District||15025 Des Plaines St|
Plainfield, IL 60544-1816
|Northwest Community Hospital||800 W Central Rd|
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2349
|Blessing Hospital||11th & Broadway Cardiac Cath Lab|
Quincy, IL 62301
|Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital||403 E 1st St|
Dixon, IL 61021-3116
|Rush University Medical Center||600 S Paulina St Ste 1058|
Chicago, IL 60612-3806
|Children`s Memorial Hospital||2300 N Childrens Plz Box 268|
Chicago, IL 60614-3363
|Silver Cross Hospital||1200 Maple Rd Rm. #3310|
Joliet, IL 60432-1439
|Advanced Education for the Bedside Nurse||5922 Covey Ridge Trl|
Loves Park, IL 61111-6940
|BroMenn Regional Medical Center||1304 Franklin Ave|
Normal, IL 61761-3558
|CPR Associates, Chicago||2616 W Peterson Ave|
Chicago, IL 60659-4005
|Resurrection Health Care||7435 W Talcott Ave Attn: Receiving - Po#787855|
Chicago, IL 60631-3707
|John H Stroger Jr Hospital Cook Co||1901 W Harrison St Planning Ed-admin Bldg-rm 415|
Chicago, IL 60612-3714
|OSF Saint Francis Medical Center||530 NE Glen Oak Ave|
Peoria, IL 61637-0001
|Danville Area Community College||2000 E Main St|
Danville, IL 61832-5118
|St. Johns Hosp.||800 E Carpenter St|
Springfield, IL 62769
|Carle Foundation Hospital||602 W University Ave|
Urbana, IL 61801
|Richland Community College||One College Park|
Decatur, IL 62521-8512
Illinois became the 21st state in 1818. The state capitol of Illinois is Springfield with a population of 115,668 people (2005 Census). Chicago is the largest city in the state, with 2,842,518 people (2005 Census). The total population of Illinois is 12,830,632 people (2010 Census). Illinois is comprised of 55,584 square miles of prairie, plains and farmland. The state flower is the violet. The state bird is the cardinal. The state insect of Illinois is the monarch butterfly. In 1673 the first European explorers, that are known, to have visited what is now Illinois were Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet of France.
The first French settlement was established in 1699 near what is now East St. Louis. By 1763 and the end of the French and Revolutionary Wars, Great Britain had obtained the area. The nineteenth century began with frontier struggles and Indian wars. The Erie Canal was opened in 1825 which brought a huge increase in settlers in the area. The struggles with the Indians subsided after the Black Hawk War. Illinois is known for being the home state of the great Abraham Lincoln, who would go from farm laborer to the President of the United States. Illinois is not all that different today than it was in the nineteenth century.
True, the struggles with boundaries and Indians may no longer be an issue, but the same importance on industry is still seen today. Illinois is a strong state in manufacturing, mining, oil, and agriculture. Illinois is the leading producer of corn, hogs and soybeans in the United States. The strong agricultural base in Illinois makes them very successful in the agricultural and farming industries today. Along with Abraham Lincoln, other prominent historical and famous people have come from Illinois. Other prominent figures include Jack Benny, Miles Davis, Walt Disney, and Harry Blackmun; wild bill Hickok, Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Bob Newhart, Ronald Reagan, Florenz Ziegfield, Raquel Welch, Oprah Winfrey, and others.
We provide Illinois ACLS classes to these major locations and others: