The Cook County Health and Hospital Systems (CCHHS) Interest Group of LWVCC explores ongoing issues including:
-Quality of services at Stroger and Provident Hospitals
-Staffing including nursing shortages
-Medicaid enrollment and re-enrollment
-Outsourcing of services
- Updating the Medical Center campus
-Operations of the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
Interest Group members observe and report on the monthly meetings of the 10-member volunteer Cook County Health and Hospital Services board as well as the board committee meetings. The group also has bimonthly meetings for discussion of the issues. Further information on CCHHS can be found at their website http://www.cookcountyhhs.org/.
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The Interest Group is open to any local league members in Cook County interested in any of the following issues:
-Overcrowding in the Cook County Jail
-Equal Justice within the system
-Mental Health Issues within the Criminal Justice System
-Pre-trial Screening and Assessment
-Any other issues that come up
Meetings are held monthly to discuss the information that has been gathered by interviewing the stakeholders within the system.
Some of the areas the Interest Group has focused on.
-Board Rules of Operation
-Transparency of board operations
-Board Committees - what do they do and are they necessary.
-Organization of the government
-Observation of the Budget Process and Budget Hearings
Meetings are held as needed for the committee to discuss and plan. Communication with elected officials is through emails, letters and meetings as needed.
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