Healthcare in Disaster Situations: Your Voice Matters

CHICAGO – Disastrous events in your community—like a tornado, long power outage, or disease outbreak—can strain health care resources.  Knowing what to expect and having a plan can help you and your community get through it. 
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are cosponsoring a series of community engagement meetings around the state entitled “Healthcare in Disaster Situations: Your Voice Matters.”  Join us for an open discussion on how to prioritize health care resources during a disaster.  Learn how you and your neighbors can respond during these situations.  Bring your ideas, questions, and concerns to this open forum and let your voice be heard.  Your input will be used to help Illinois develop a health care plan for disasters.
Meetings are planned for the following locations:

Date Area Location
Tuesday, June 13
9 a.m. – noon
Springfield Crowne Plaza
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield
Tuesday, June 13
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bloomington Illinois Wesleyan University Memorial Center
104 E. University Ave., Bloomington – Davidson Room
Wednesday, June 14
9 a.m. – noon
Peoria Caterpillar Visitors Center
110 SW Washington St., Peoria – Classroom Space
Wednesday, June 14
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Princeton Bureau County Republican
800 Ace Rd., Princeton – Community Room
Thursday, June 15
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rock Island Quad City Botanical Center
2525 4th Ave., Rock Island – Burbank Room
Saturday, June 24
9 a.m. – noon
Chicago Third Baptist Church Heritage Plaza
1551 95th St., Chicago – 4th Floor Rotunda
Saturday, June 24
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Chicago Homiey
3455 W. North Ave., Chicago
Sunday, June 25
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Winnetka Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka – Room 211B
Monday, June 26
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Joliet Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet – U-Building - U2009
Tuesday, June 27
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rockford Katie’s Cup
502 7th St., Rockford – Bitner Room

The sponsors are interested in hearing from all members of the community, especially those without prior professional knowledge of health care and emergency management.  Meetings are free to attend and will include a raffle prizes for those who attend the whole meeting.  Additional information and registration information can be found by visiting