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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ICC/railroad-safety
Railroad Safety Education
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Information dealing with railroad safety, education and outreach
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDVA/tbi-assessment
Traumatic 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/resources-lead
Resources on Lead
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Links to helpful information regarding Lead in Drinking Water, Testing for Lead in Schools/Daycares, Lead Poisoning & Prevention and Lead-Based Paint Removal
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/locate-water-contamination
Locate Reported Sites for Public Water Supply-Related Groundwater Contamination
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Link to notices and news releases to alert private well users to groundwater contamination that may threaten their wells.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/air_quality-notifications
Air Quality Notifications Sign-Up
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Know your air quality! Elevated levels of air pollution, specifically ozone and particulate matter, can changes the outdoor air quality. Register for Illinois EnviroFlash alerts and receive Air Quality notifications for your area.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/SFM/firefighter-training-promotions
Firefighter Training and Promotions
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As part of the Illinois firefighter promotion process, a candidate's qualifications are evaluated by a Joint Labor and Management Committee (JLMC) Assessor. The JLMC assessors must meet requirements of their own which are also established by the JLMC. Certified JLMC assessors will be listed here.
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/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/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/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/IEPA/asbestos-house
Manage Asbestos in My House or Apartment
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This publication is intended to provide a general understanding of the statutory and regulatory requirements governing managing asbestos.
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/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/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/DNR/renewal-watercraft-snowmobile
Watercraft & Snowmobile Renewal
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Drivers can find information about renewing watercraft and snowmobiles.
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/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/DHS/obtain-addiction-assistance
Obtain Alcoholism & Addiction Assistance
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Find support and treatment services for alcoholism & addiction through an extensive treatment provider network throughout the State of Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DOI/health-insurance-assistance
Obtain Health Insurance Assistance
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A free consumer assistance resource that helps you with health insurance questions and complaints.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDPH/free-breast-screenings
Obtain Free Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings
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The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women in Illinois, without insurance, 35 to 64 years old. Call the Women's Health Line to enroll.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDVA/ptsd-assessment
Post-Traumatic 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/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/IDVA/tbi-assistance
Get Assistance for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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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/DHS/obtain-disability-assistance
Obtain Disability & Rehabilitation Assistance
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Find more information about services and assistance available to individuals with disabilities.