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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/IDPH/protect-child-illness
Protect My Child from Illnesses
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Immunizations, also known as vaccines are one of our greatest defenses against many serious illnesses. Learn about what vaccines are needed and at what age.
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/ICC/railroad-safety-complaint
File Railroad Safety Complaint
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File a railroad safety complaint
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ICC/railroad-saftey
Railroad Saftey Education
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Information dealing with railroad safety, education and outreach
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/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/AGE/automated-medication
Automated Medication Dispenser (AMD)
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Automated Medication Dispenser (AMD) service is a portable, mechanical system that can be programmed to dispense or alert the participant to take non-liquid oral medications in the participant’s residence through auditory, visual or voice reminders; to provide tracking and caregiver notification of a missed medication dose; and to provide 24 hour technical assistance to the participant and responsible party for the AMD service in the home.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/test-well-water
Test Well Water
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The information on this page is from the Testing Private Well Water brochure produced jointly by the Illinois EPA and Illinois Department of Public Health.
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/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/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/GOV/warming-center
Locate a Warming Center
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Links to list of Warming Centers in each Illinois county
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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/IEPA/drinking-water-watch
Drinking Water Watch
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Drinking Water Watch provides online information on the quality of water produced by community water supplies in Illinois.
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/mental-health-care
Obtain Mental Health Care
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Learn about services available to those in need of mental health care.