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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/AGE/prevent-elder-abuse
Prevent Elder Abuse
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Caseworkers from local provider agencies - in coordination with the Adult Protective Services program - receive reports, conduct investigations, and work with older adults to resolve abusive situations. Information and resouces are made available at each of our provider agencies to help individuals identify, report and prevent elder abuse.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEMA/radon-licensed
Radon Licensed Professionals List
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IEMA licenses radon measurement and mitigation professionals to ensure they have the required training and knowledge to provide these services. This link enables you to search for licensed professionals in your area.
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/IDVA/ptsd-assistance
Get Assistance for a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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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/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/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/IDPH/cannabis-patient
Medical Cannabis Patient Application
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IDPH issues Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Cards
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/DCFS/report-child-abuse
Report Child Abuse & Neglect
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Every year in Illinois, child abuse and neglect goes unreported. Experts tell us that one in five children will be abused or neglected before they turn 18 years old. When you call the DCFS Child Abuse Hotline, you are joining every day Illinoisans who make the socially-responsible choice to keep kids safe and get families the help they need, before it is too late.
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/DHS/obtain-disability-assistance
Obtain Disability & Rehabilitation Assistance
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Find more information about services and assistance available to individuals with disabilities.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DOI/health-insurance-counseling
Obtain Health Insurance Counseling for Medicare Beneficiaries & Their Caregivers
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A free consumer assistance resource that helps you with your health insurance problems and questions including Medicare benefits.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDPH/local-health-search
Local Health Department Search
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There are 97 certified local health departments across Illinois that can provide numerous services and information such as restaurant inspections, immunizations, and healthy living programs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/AGE/mmdp
Medication Management Demonstration Program (MMDP)
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The Medication Management Demonstration (MMDP) seeks to reduce medication error rates and improve outcomes in clients who have historically been challenged by managing multiple medications at home. An in-home assessment will be completed for each client and a certified pharmacist will conduct comprehensive medication reconciliation and review.
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/DHS/mental-health-care
Obtain Mental Health Care
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Learn about services available to those in need of mental health care.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDPH/rural-health-center
Rural Health Center Directory
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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/ISP/ccw
Concealed Carry Licenese
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On July 9, 2013, Public Act 98-63, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act became state law (430 ILCS 66). This law requires an Illinois Concealed Carry License to carry a concealed firearm in Illinois.
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.