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18% by 2018


Maybe you haven't  heard... The ICS and your colleagues are going to triple chiropractic utilization by 2018.


It’s a simple fact: Chiropractic care helps people live healthier lives.

Studies demonstrate that chiropractic care decreases medication usage and, therefore, subsequent unwanted side effects of medication usage. Chiropractic decreases expensive medical testing, unnecessary surgical interventions and accompanying hospital admissions. Increased chiropractic utilization will lower health care costs and help save a broken health care system.

It’s estimated that 6 percent of the general population utilizes chiropractic. By getting the word out about our message of Natural First, our goal in Illinois is 18 percent by the year 2018.

As a chiropractor, you know what you can do to help people. Your work is amazing. With your skills and your love for people, you should be overwhelmed with patient load. Satisfaction surveys prove chiropractic’s appeal.

Unfortunately, it’s the best-kept secret in health care. As a whole, we have not done a good enough job of getting that message out. That changes today.

It is the ICS’ number-one vision and mission: Triple chiropractic utilization in four years.


See more of our vision for this project through The Plan - The Win

We can all agree that the vast majority of people do not see a chiropractic physician... and the overall health of Illinois would improve with increased utilization.

In fact, most studies show that the percentage of Illinoisans under the care of a chiropractic physician is less than 10% (CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 2012 - indicates only 9.5% have visited once in 12 months)1.  The Illinois Chiropractic Society is changing this statistic - by 2018, 18% of our state will be chiropractic patients.

Now that you have more information about what the Illinois Chiropractic Society

and your colleagues are doing to making a difference in Illinois for

our patients and chiropractic through our 18% by 2018 efforts. 

Are you in?


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Below are additional resources available to explain our 18% by 2018 mission:

1. Regional Variation in Use of Complementary Health Approaches by U.S. Adults, CDC, 2012

Specific, Attainable, Measurable, Noble - Julie Bird, DC
Message from the President - June 2014

It is Time to Increase Demand - Marc Abla, CAE
Executive Insights - June 2014

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