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Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: Health & Hospitals Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/16/2018 9:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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Attachments: To comment on an item on this agenda, click here, Health and Hospitals supplemental agenda 05.16.2018.pdf, Proposed Substitute to 18-1650 Good Food Purchasing Policy.pdf, Public Testimony Forms from County Health & Hospitals Committee 05.16.18.pdf
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18-3764 1 Health & Hospitals Committee minutes from the meeting of 4/24/2018Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 4/24/2018   Not available Video Video
18-1650 1 TO ADOPT THE GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICYResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICY WHEREAS, Cook County strives to improve the health of all its residents through services and policies that promote health and well-being; and WHEREAS, The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) recommended the creation of sustainable local food systems in its Go To 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan; and WHEREAS, The Cook County Commission on Social Innovation, through its internal procedure reviewed, and now recommends, the adoption of a Good Food Purchasing Policy; and WHEREAS, The Cook County Commission on Social Innovation found that sustainable food is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible; and WHEREAS, The Cook County Commission on Social Innovation found that the health and well-being of residents can be supported by the creation of a sustainable local food system; and WHEREAS, Cook County strives to promote safe, healthy and fair work environments for its workforce; and WHEREAS, The Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) was developed in 2012 to encourage p   Not available Video Video
18-3444 1 URGING THE STATE OF ILLINOIS TO ENACT OPIOID PRESCRIPTION LIMITSResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION URGING THE STATE OF ILLINOIS TO ENACT OPIOID PRESCRIPTION LIMITS WHEREAS, the opioid epidemic in our country has risen to extreme levels, causing the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans, and billions of dollars in economic costs; and WHEREAS, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2016 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses; and WHEREAS, 42,249 people died from overdosing on opioids in that year alone; and WHEREAS, of those deaths, 17,087 were the result of overdosing on commonly prescribed opioids; and WHEREAS, the cost of these drugs totaled $504 billion in 2016; and WHEREAS, most recently, the state of Florida passed a bill to combat this crisis by instituting prescription limits on opioids and increasing funding for treatment; and WHEREAS, Florida will be the 25th state since 2016 that has passed legislation that imposes some limits or guidelines on opioid prescriptions, and only the 3rd to create statutory limits of three or four days for Schedule II painkillers like OxyContin and    Not available Video Video