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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDVA/ptsd-assessment
Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Assessment
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. Many people who develop PTSD get better over time. But about 1 out of 3 people may need help or treatment for PTSD. Help is available through the IWAP program 24/7.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDVA/tbi-assessment
Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI) Assessment
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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a temporary or permanent impairment of the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head. A TBI is often caused by a penetrating wound to the head. Fortunately, there are treatments for TBI available. The first step is getting screened for TBI.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/environmental-database
Environmental Database Searches
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Search the Illinois EPA Agency inventory for facility information.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/Safely & Environmentally Dispose of Pharmaceuticals
Safely & Environmentally Dispose of Pharmaceuticals
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The Illinois EPA has launched an initiative in collaboration with partners in both the private and public sector to promote environmentally responsible disposal of unwanted/expired medications.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ISP/child-abduction
Prevent Child Abduction
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Teaching children about abduction safety is important, but the ultimate responsibility lies with trusted adults. Use these tips to help you learn more about abduction and how to better protect your child.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ISP/seat-belts
Use Safety Seat Belts Properly
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For adults and older children (who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly ), seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Yet millions do not buckle up on every trip.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ICC/railroad-safety-complaint
File Railroad Safety Complaint
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File a railroad safety complaint
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/GOV/cooling-centers
Cooling Centers Search
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Links to list of Cooling Centers in each Illinois county
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDPH/find-ph-program
Find a Public Health Program in My Community
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IDPH funds a variety of programs in your community. Those programs may be offered through local health departments, community-based agencies, academic institutions or other familiar locations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/SFM/prevent-fires
Prevent Fires
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Services include criminal investigations (arson); inspections for fire prevention and life safety, under- and above- ground tanks, boilers and pressure vessels, and elevators; firefighter certification and outreach; public education; and plan reviews.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/AGE/ltc-ombudsman
Long Term Care Ombudsman
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Mandated by the Federal Older Americans Act and the Illinois Act on Aging, the Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is a resident-directedadvocacy program which protects and improves the quality of life for residents in a variety of long-term care settings. Ombudsmen work to resolve problems of individual residents and to bring about changes at the local, state and national levels to improve care. Ombudsman work is directed by the resident.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ISP/citizen-survey
Illinois State Police Citizen Survey
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The Illinois State Police continues to seek improvements in the quality of the services it provides to the people living in or visiting Illinois. As part of the effort to improve services, we ask that you share your opinions about the Illinois State Police. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. Your response will be part of the ongoing planning effort to place State Police resources where they are most needed, while addressing concerns of Illinois citizens.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DNR/boating-hunting-snowmobiling-safety
Take Boating, Hunting, & Snowmobiling Safety Courses
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Visitors can learn information about taking boating, hunting, and snowmobiling safety coursesn in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/SOS/organ-donor
Become an Organ / Tissue Donor
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The Life Goes On link allows you to register as an Organ Donor as well as give information about becoming an organ donor
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ICJIA/find-criminal-justice-data
Find Criminal Justice Data
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The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice with work in the areas of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DHS/domestic-violence-assistance
Obtain Domestic Violence Assistance
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Domestic violence programs located throughout Illinois provide safety assistance to victims of domestic violence. They are free and private. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, temporary food and housing, and more.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DHS/locate-food-shelter
Locate Emergency Food & Shelter
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The Emergency and Transitional Housing Program gives immediate and comprehensive shelter services to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDPH/find-health-program
Find a Public Health Program in My Community
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IDPH funds a variety of programs in your community. Those programs may be offered through local health departments, community-based agencies, academic institutions or other familiar locations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IGB/gaming-self-exclusion
Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program
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The Self-Exclusion Program is for persons seeking help with their gambling problems
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/AGE/long-term-care-facility
Find the Right Long-Term Care Facility
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Persons ages 60+ seeking admission into a nursing home must go through the IDoA screening process. During the process, all persons seeking information are provided with all short and long-term care options, regardless of income or DON score.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/test-vehicle-emissions
Test My Vehicle for Emissions
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General information on Vehicle Emissions Testing including links to test station locator. Additional information is available at www.illinoisairteam.com.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ICHIP/hipaa-plan-info
HIPAA Plan Information
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) plan is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan available only to federally eligible individuals who qualify for coverage because they have had prior creditable coverage and meet the other HIPAA requirements. To receive maximum benefits under the plan, a designated PPO provider must be used. The HIPAA plan has two deductible options to choose from: $2,500 and $5,000.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/SOS/emergency-contact
Emergency Contact Search
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Emergency Contact Database allows you to voluntarily enter one or two individuals to serve as your emergency contacts in the event you are involved in a traffic crash or have a medical emergency where you cannot communicate directly with law enforcement or emergency responders. The Emergency Contact Database also allows you to enter basic medical information such as disabilities, medical conditions or special needs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEMA/disaster-response-volunteer
Disaster Response Volunteer Opportunities
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In addition to providing assistance before and during disasters, volunteers can be utilized after a disaster or emergency for a variety of tasks. These links provide information on several volunteer opportunities in Illinois.