The Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center is dedicated to supporting the health education needs of the community. An annual benefit funds the Resource Center as well as the Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program, including sponsorship of the Myra Rubenstein Weis Cancer Survivorship Seminars.

Located at Highland Park Hospital, the Resource Center is a private place to obtain information when making healthcare decisions.

Visitors are welcome to stop by to browse our collection and enjoy our relaxing environment between appointments or during other idle time in the hospital.

Our personal, confidential assistance is available free of charge to help you find the health information you need. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to request services, call the
Resource Center Coordinator at 847.480.2727 or email


In the Spotlight: December is Consumer Health Information Month

National Health Information Center

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is sponsored by ODPHP. NHIC supports public health education and promotion by maintaining a calendar of National Health Observances. In addition, NHIC helps connect health professionals and consumers to the organizations that can best answer their questions by providing up-to-date contact information for the most reliable resources.

NHIC updates the following information each year:

  • National Health Observances
  • Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses
  • Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics. By supporting NHOs, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest


Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses

Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses provide free public information and resources. Many offer toll-free numbers and websites. Their services include:

  • Distributing publications
  • Providing referrals
  • Answering questions


Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

These organizations offer health-related information, education, and support over the phone. They don’t diagnose or recommend treatment for any disease. Some of the toll-free numbers use recorded messages, while others offer personalized counseling and referrals.

Follow this link for further information and phone numbers:


Did you know......

NorthShore University HealthSystem offers numerous clinical trials for different types of cancers. Please call the Kellogg Cancer Care Center at 847.570.2110 for more information.

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