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At least nineteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/news/lead-poisoning-outbreak-linked-to-cinnamon-applesauce-pouches.html. If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.

Healthy Illinois Survey

In 2021, Gov. JB Pritzker signed P.A. 102-0483, which requires the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to conduct a comprehensive annual survey of Illinois residents to provide robust and statistically reliable public health data for every county, ZIP code groupings in more highly populated areas, suburban Cook County municipalities, and Chicago community areas. The Healthy Illinois (HIL) Survey will examine a broad set of social determinants of health. The results of the survey will guide policymakers, including legislators, IDPH, local health departments, hospitals, and others to make informed decisions on how to best allocate limited public health resources. The first HIL Survey is expected to begin in 2024.

Partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago

IDPH has partnered with NORC at the University of Chicago to conduct the Healthy Illinois Survey. NORC will provide expertise in survey methodology and conduct data collection. During the summer of 2023, NORC will conduct a pilot survey on behalf of IDPH to prepare for the 2024 survey.

What data will the HIL Survey collect?

The HIL Survey will cover a wide range of health-related topics, including:

  • Access to health services
  • Civic engagement
  • Childhood experiences
  • Chronic health conditions
  • COVID-19
  • Diet
  • Financial security
  • Food security
  • Mental health
  • Community conditions
  • Physical activity
  • Physical safety
  • Substance abuse
  • Violence

How can I access HIL Survey data?

The first HIL Survey is expected to commence in 2024 and be collected throughout the year. Data is expected to be available in the summer of 2025.

If you have questions regarding the HIL Survey, contact DPH.HIL@illinois.gov.

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