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Meeting Name: Health & Hospitals Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/5/2021 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: To comment on an item click here, Click here to watch live, Substitute Resolution 21-5290, Proposed Second Substitute 21-5290, Proposed Third Substitute Resolution 21-5290, DDew_Testimony_Resolution Delaring Mental Health a Public Crisis_10-5-21.pdf
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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 healthdeferPass Action details Not available
21-5290 1 DECLARING MENTAL HEALTH A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISISResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE ITEM # 21-5290- DECLARING MENTAL HEALTH A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS WHEREAS, Public Health Awareness raises awareness of the relationship between the health of individuals and the health of their communities; and WHEREAS, behavioral health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being including substance use disorders; and WHEREAS, in light of the pandemic we have seen a rise in the use of and need for behavioral health services across the United States; and WHEREAS ,according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness and 1 in 2o have a serious mental illness; and WHEREAS, according to NAMI, people with serious mental illness have an increased risk for chronic disease, like diabetes or cancer, 18% of U.S. adults with mental illness also have a substance use disorder, 21% of people experiencing homelessness also have a serious mental illness, 1 in 8 of all visits to U.S. emergency departments are related to mental and substance use disorders, and WHEREASaccept as substitutedPass Action details Not available
21-5290 1 DECLARING MENTAL HEALTH A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISISResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE ITEM # 21-5290- DECLARING MENTAL HEALTH A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS WHEREAS, Public Health Awareness raises awareness of the relationship between the health of individuals and the health of their communities; and WHEREAS, behavioral health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being including substance use disorders; and WHEREAS, in light of the pandemic we have seen a rise in the use of and need for behavioral health services across the United States; and WHEREAS ,according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness and 1 in 2o have a serious mental illness; and WHEREAS, according to NAMI, people with serious mental illness have an increased risk for chronic disease, like diabetes or cancer, 18% of U.S. adults with mental illness also have a substance use disorder, 21% of people experiencing homelessness also have a serious mental illness, 1 in 8 of all visits to U.S. emergency departments are related to mental and substance use disorders, and WHEREASrecommend for approval as substitutedPass Action details Not available