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AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Force for a Healing-Centered Illinois Act.
The General Assembly makes the
(1) The short-term, long-term, and multi-generational
impacts of trauma are well-documented and include
increased risk for reduced life expectancy, cancer,
cardiovascular disease, diabetes, smoking, substance
abuse, depression, unplanned pregnancies, low birth
weight, and suicide attempts as well as workplace
absenteeism, unemployment, lower educational achievement,
and lower wages.
(2) Trauma-informed and healing-centered principles,
policies, and practices can prevent and mitigate the
adverse health and social outcomes associated with trauma.
(3) Equitable strategies and a multisector approach
are needed to ensure that all residents at every stage of
life have the supports at home and in their communities
that build well-being, buffer against negative
experiences, foster healing, and make it possible to