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New State Health Director to Meet with Local Officials

Friday - May 11, 2012

New State Health Director to Meet with Local Officials to Talk About Public Health Vision

Chronic disease prevention is key; proposed cigarette tax will help

SPRINGFIELD - On Monday, May 14, 2012, newly appointed Illinois Department of Public Health Acting Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck will begin convening local health officials in regional roundtables to discuss the public health system in Illinois, where it stands now and where health partners would like to see it go. The director will share his vision for the future of public health, addressing vulnerable populations, access to health care and chronic disease prevention. One of the director's priorities in preventing chronic disease is combating tobacco use and how the proposed cigarette tax can greatly help in this effort. Hear from state and local health officials as Dr. Hasbrouck tours the state working to improve public health in Illinois.

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