A Drug That Reverses Opioid Overdoses Has Become Easier To AccessDespite its life-saving abilities, naloxone’s accessibility remains scarce. But it is being distributed in an unlikely place – Cook County Jail.
At Issue: County Hospitals Resisting Efforts To Cut Budget Any FurtherA few county commissioners seem incredulous that, in a budget of $2.5 billion, the county hospital system cannot find $25 million in cuts.
Commissioners Look To Make Cuts In County's Health Care SystemSome commissioners seem to be looking hard for deeper cuts to make in the massive Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
Chicago's Mental Health Clinics: Doing More With LessChicago's health director says more mental health services are now available for residents even though there are fewer city-run clinics.
Cook County To Expand Mental Health Treatment, Open Triage CenterCook County has announced a plan to expand its mental health services, including a new triage center to ease crowding at Cook County Jail, and hoping to fill a void in behavioral health treatment after years of budget cuts and closures.
County Health Facilities To Screen For Families Who Are 'Food Insecure'Cook County has launched a two-year program to try to better identify people who have trouble putting food on the table for their families and getting them help.
County Touts New Care Plan For Low-Income ResidentsDr. John Jay Shannon, interim CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System said the county’s not just running hospitals and clinics, it now has its own Medicaid-managed care plan, called CountyCare.
County Workers Get $250 Bonus For Working During BlizzardWhile Cook County officials have been working to close a $487 million budget deficit, union employees at its health and hospital system are being paid $250 bonuses for coming into work during last week's blizzard.