Illinois Gets in Position to Address Future Public Health Emergencies

May 31, 2024

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Illinois conducted a study on its response to the emergency and what lessons could be learned for the next time.

The review produced an after-action report, State of Illinois Covid 19 Response Overview, and a response playbook, State of Illinois Public Health Emergency Preparedness, both intended to guide an all-government response to any potential public health crisis in the future.

In a nutshell, three key areas were identified for improving a future response:

  1. Improve preparedness
  2. Modernize systems
  3. Invest in communities and build trust

Governor Pritzker included an additional $28 million in funding in his Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposal to carry out the initiatives that are connected to preparing for any future public health emergencies.

If you have questions, please contact the ISMS Health Policy Research and Advocacy team by email.

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