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IDPH: State ‘showing progress’ toward goal of reducing opioid deaths IDPH: State ‘showing progress’ toward goal of reducing opioid deaths

IDPH: State ‘showing progress’ toward goal of reducing opioid deaths

Jenny Epstein, director of strategic opioid initiatives, said the number of opioid overdose deaths in Illinois decreased in 2018 for the first time in five years. There were 2,167 opioid deaths in Illinois last year, down from 2,202 in 2017. “Although any decrease in deaths is something to be celebrated, this decrease was driven primarily by a decline in deaths among non-Hispanic whites,” she said.

Report finds education funding overhaul effective, calls for increased state investment Report finds education funding overhaul effective, calls for increased state investment

Report finds education funding overhaul effective, calls for increased state investment

“Overall, our outcomes are improving despite insufficient state investment in programs and schools. We must build on the progress of K–12 funding reform and ensure our early childhood and postsecondary programs are fully and equitably funded so students and families have access to the resources they need to thrive,” Advance Illinois said in its 2019 “The State...
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