Illinois Public Health Association

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Illinois Public Health Association is a government sector lobbying association in Illinois. It is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association and has nearly 7,000 members.[1]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Main article: Illinois government sector lobbying

The Illinois Public Health Association has a registered lobbyist with Illinois.[2] Local governments like Lawrence County, Illinois pay membership dues to the association.

Income and Expenses

Illinois Public Health Association
Year Total Expenses Total Income Membership dues
(included in Total Income)
2007[3] $5,317,735 $5,650,411 $104,175
2006[4] $5,841,194 $6,177,310 $84,403
2005[5] $3,777,108 $3,933,612 $83,400

Note: Tax years begin January 1 and end December 31.

Issues

The organization is concerned with AIDS awareness, and introduced an outreach initiative, Illinois HIV Care Connect, to increase awareness about a statewide network of services for HIV-positive individuals.[6]

In 2007, the association endorsed Governor Rod Blagojevich's Illinois Covered, which extended healthcare coverage to 1.4 million uninsured adults.[7]

Services

The Illinois Public Health Association co-sponsored, along with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the 2009 Illinois Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit, "Strengthening Illinois Through Community Engagement." The summit had the purpose of giving participants the opportunity to share ideas and learn how to best prepare for public health emergencies, natural disasters, environmental health accidents, terrorist attacks or disease outbreaks.[8]

The association honors individuals who have made significant contributions to public health with its annual Distinguished Service Award.[9]

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