HOW CAN WE ENSURE THAT YOUNG ILLINOISANS
ARE GETTING THE HEALTH COVERAGE THEY NEED?

What are the most pressing
healthcare issues we face today?

What can Illinois do to decrease the prevalence of
difficult medical conditions among young adults?

What steps should Illinois take to ensure that
all residents can afford quality healthcare?

Health

Need a doctor? What role does the state of Illinois play in the care you get? Tell us what you think should be Illinois’ top health care priorities.

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User Guide

User Guide
The User Guide explains the NextGen Illinois process and leads you through the steps to get involved. Read through it, join a caucus and take action.

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Happy Hour caucusThere should be increased HIV/ AIDS education in high schools.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusMandate that PREP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, which helps prevent HIV) be available on all health insurance plans and not just gold level plans.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusIL should decriminalize drug use/ possession and encourage treatment-based solutions instead of jail.

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Happy Hour caucusNurse practitioners should be allowed to practice to the full scope of their license /practice.

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Happy Hour caucusIncrease state programs to get people to "enroll in Obamacare"

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusIncrease funding to awareness campaigns for HIV/ AIDS.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusTo decrease how many people injured from violence, reduce cheap guns and fund conflict resolution teaching.

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Happy Hour caucusInvest in parenting programs that support new families.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusReplace state-level subsidies of corn/soy with subsidies for healthy foods (fresh fruits and vegetables; local, small-crop farmers would benefit) to decrease obesity and therefore diabetes. (Current subsidies make unhealthy, fattening products rich in high-fructose corn syrup etc. the most affordable).

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusRevamp sex education in public high schools and increase funding.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusPromote and fund research for male contraceptive pill/ injection/ drug. (Its already available in New Zealand and Australia).

3 years, 1 month ago
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Happy Hour caucusTo decrease youth violence, there should be stricter accountability standards for police on racial profiling and faster police response times in neglected neighborhoods.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Karina GarciaEnsure that all schools have a certified nurse working full time

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusMore transparency and simplicity of hospital bills. Require hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to disclose actual cost.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusPromote local school gardens and incorporate into school lunch.

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Civic Lab CaucusExpanded and rigorous community farm programs. Jobs for peeps, food for peeps. - MF

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusBetter funding and training for teachers. - E.C.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusGive incentive to food stores to build stores in under-served communities. - C.L.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusReintroduce the nutrition pyramid into elementary education or some type of nutrition education. - C.L.

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Civic Lab CaucusEarlier education about best safe sex practices and follow-up. - C.L.

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Civic Lab CaucusPatent reform.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusImplement more peer health programs in HS for sexual health. - CL

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusEmployers should cover more of a % of our health coverage than they do now.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusMore mental health evaluations in the criminal justice system. An evaluation when you enter prison. More mental health counselors. - E.C.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusSouth and westside trauma centers should be available to treat victims of gun violence.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusIncrease residency positions and provide debt relief for physicians med school students.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusNot enough mental health evaluations done in prison. They are not diagnosed, and this becomes damaging and not restorative.

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusMedical Technology and operation drive

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusFood deserts - CL

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusSex Education in schools - CL

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusPublic school are diabetes centers... they have bad food, you sit down all day, and don't exercise

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusFoods in schools are low-quality and poorly prepared

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusThere is a shortage of primary care physicians

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusThere is a lack of awareness of resources at citizens' disposal

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusThere is a lack of needed hospital care in communities that need it the most

3 years, 1 month ago
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Civic Lab CaucusCrazy algebra of hospital bills, health insurance, and transfer of dollars

3 years, 1 month ago
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Sarah McCuneProvide education on alternative treatments instead of going straight to medication for disorders such as ADD/ADHD. Medications could have many possible side effects that were unknown before taking it. Also, many people are unaware of alternative treatments.

3 years ago
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