State provides new, interactive information about the quality of
community health care
launches Public Health Community Map website
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[July 10, 2012]
CHICAGO -- Illinois Department of
Public Health Director LaMar Hasbrouck has announced a new,
interactive "Public Health Community Map" featuring information
about the quality of health care in communities throughout Illinois.
Aligning with the State Health Improvement Plan, the map feature
provides information about access to health care in communities
statewide and highlights socioeconomic, geographic and racial-ethnic
disparities. Data for Illinois is presented geographically by region
and county, and for Cook County, by sub-regions and ZIP codes.
"Consumers are always seeking better information about the quality
of health care in their communities. We are proud to make this
information available through the new Public Health Community Map,"
Dr. Hasbrouck said. "Our new community map and user-friendly updates
to the Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care
website continues to provide consumers with access to invaluable
information about quality of care."
Increasing access to
high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans and
eliminating disparities is a national priority. Data presented in
the community map can be used to increase awareness of these health
issues in communities and determine needs for health care resources.
The Illinois Department of Public Health promotes the use of open
data as a platform for ideas, advocacy, planning and policy.
Read more about the Public Health Community Map at
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Look up the latest information on the Illinois Hospital Report
Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care, including a special
statewide report on the quality of breast biopsy procedures, at
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