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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by adding Section 2310-424.5 as follows:
(20 ILCS 2310/2310-424.5 new)
Men's Health Division.
(a) The Department of Public Health shall create within
the Office of Health Promotion the Division of Men's Health.
(b) The Division of Men's Health shall concentrate on
raising awareness of health issues specific to men, including,
but not limited to, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, heart
disease, smoking cessation, respiratory illness, unintentional
injuries, health equity, and cultural competency.
Additionally, the Department shall work with mental health
providers to raise awareness of the mental health of men and
address developmental issues of boys, violence prevention,
self-esteem, and communication.
(c) The Division shall complete an annual assessment in
collaboration with the schools of public health in Illinois of
the status of men's health and recommend policy developments
to address those needs and identify the services needed. The