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Committee approves plan for smoother transfer process in state’s mental health facilities

A House committee approved a plan last week that would allow certain individuals at state-operated mental health facilities to request a transfer to less-restrictive placement.
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Report calls for creation of center to address behavioral health workforce in Illinois

A partnership between universities, providers, state agencies and other stakeholders could help address the Illinois workforce crisis in behavioral health, advocates told lawmakers on Tuesday.
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Pritzker proposes $482 million for health, human services contingent on graduated income tax approval

Gov. JB Pritzker’s proposed budget includes nearly $500 million for health and human services - that will only be released if a new income tax model takes effect next year.
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Study: Chicago parents with special needs children more likely to report poor health compared to other parents

Chicago parents with special needs children were more likely to report themselves in poor health as compared to other parents, according to a study released Thursday by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health.
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