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Author: Ryan Voyles

UIC nursing school strikes partnership with Erie Family Health Centers

The University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Nursing will partner with Erie Family Health Centers to create a one-year post-graduate fellowship program to train advanced practice registered nurses, who will then provide services in underserved communities.

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IPHCA and AllianceChicago announce partnership and $4.2 million grant to benefit Illinois community health centers

The Illinois Primary Health Care Association and AllianceChicago are pleased to announce a three year, $4.2 million Health Center Controlled Network grant from the Health Resources & Service Administration.

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Medicaid Advisory Committee approves guidelines for opioid use withdrawal treatment

The Medicaid Advisory Committee signed off on a series of recommendations aimed at addressing opioid use withdrawal and treatment on Friday as the state prepares to seek approval for a new integrated health home program.

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ACA rates in Illinois mixed for next year

Three of the five insurers participating in the Affordable Care Act exchange in Illinois are proposing rate decreases next year, while the other two plan to boost rates by more than 5 percent, according to preliminary filings with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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IDPH investigating three hospitalizations possibly tied to vaping

The Illinois Department of Public Health is working with local health departments to investigate the hospitalization of three youths who experienced “severe breathing problems” after vaping, according to a Friday statement.

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On the record with Steven Collens, CEO of MATTER

Since it was founded in 2015, Chicago healthcare incubator MATTER has helped hundreds of startup companies develop products and bring them to market. This summer, the company announced that its member companies raised more than $1 billion over the past four years.

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Report praises new Illinois cigarette tax, stresses more can be done to prevent cancer

Recent legislative action in Illinois has helped reduce exposure to cancer-causing behaviors, but more can be done to prevent smoking and treat those with the disease, according to a Thursday report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

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Durbin continues to push FDA to crack down on youth e-cigarette use

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., continued his pressure on the Food and Drug Administration over electronic cigarette use among youths, calling on the agency to take action on a recent court ruling directing it to set a deadline for manufacturers to submit their products for public health review if they wish to remain on the market.

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