Student Nurse Political Action Day in Illinois drew more than 1,000 nursing students and nurses for a march to the state Capitol in Springfield. The students and nurses lobbied lawmakers about important health care issues.
Illinois law enforcement officials want state lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner to keep about $17 million in funding for human services programs and add $50 million to early childhood programs to address opioid abuse. They cited a program that sends nurses or other human services workers to homes to work with young and economically disadvantaged parents as a successful intervention to prevent child abuse and opioid addiction.
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