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Meeting Name: Health & Hospitals Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/24/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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Attachments: To comment on an item on this agenda, click here, 02-24-2021 Health and Hospital Supplemental Agenda.pdf, Vaccine Contact Tracing Presentation
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21-1711 1 COMMITTEE MINUTESCommittee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 01/26/2021approvePass Action details Not available
21-0541 2 Covid-19 Mass Immunization Plan ResolutionResolutionSUBMITTING A PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE #21-0541 (Health and Hospitals Committee 1/26/2021) PROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A MEETING OF THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS COMMITTEE TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE FROM THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ON THEIR COVID-19 MASS IMMUNIZATION PLANS IN SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, on January 27, 2020, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services declared that COVID-19, a respiratory illness spread by close contact through respiratory droplets, presents a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020; and WHEREAS, COVID-19 continues to be a serious threat across the U.S. and Cook County, and WHEREAS, many hospitals across the U.S. already have a higher load of COVID-19 patients than ever before since the pandemic began, and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Robert Redfield, warned last month that the next few months of the pandemic would be among “the most difficult in the public health history ofrecommend for deferralPass Action details Not available
21-1189 1 RESOLUTION TO ASSESS NEEDS AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDED BY COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENTResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION TO ASSESS NEEDS AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDED BY COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines behavioral health as the promotion of mental health, emotional, psychological and social wellbeing and resilience; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities; and WHEREAS, The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Illinois Healthcare Report Card has reported that between 2016-2018, residents of Cook County had an average of 3.56 mentally unhealthy days per month; and WHEREAS, an Illinois Department of Public Health report from 2015 identified that behavioral health visits to Illinois emergency departments (ED) were growing faster than any other category of care offered through Illinois EDs; and WHEREAS, the same report showed a health disparity in which African Americans face a greater risk of recommend for approvalPass Action details Not available