News & Updates

The ISBHA hosts Regional Meetings twice a year – in the fall and in the spring.

Regional Meetings are an opportunity for the school health center (SHC) field, both school-based and school-linked, to come together to network, learn from each other, and access resources.

All SHC staff and supporters of the SHC model are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you would like to learn more, please email the EverThrive IL Child & Adolescent Health Initiative.


Join staff and Board members and enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels in support of health advocacy. Shop beautiful gifts just before mother's day, enjoy small bites and drinks, and learn more about our work. Your gifts to mom will also give back - 20% of the proceeds will be donated to help EverThrive IL continue improving health in communities across the state. Save the date and join us!

The Child and Adolescent Health Initiative and partners offer regular webinars to educate advocates on resources, updates, and opportunities from the field.

National Infant Immunization Week is this April 22 - 29, and the CDC along with communities across the U.S will highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. EverThrive IL's Immunization Initiative will help promote NIIW through social media and community outreach.

Thursday, April 6
Lifeline budget introduced in Springfield last night as another stopgap measure to address the state budget crisis.

Join the EverThrive IL Associate Board for a night of food, drinks, and quizzing questions in support of the 2017 Youth Advocacy Day. Teams of up to 6 are welcome to bring their thinking caps to walk home with a cash prize!

EverThrive IL's Policy Director, Nadeen Israel, was recently featured as a guest columnist in the State Journal Register. Read "Medicaid expansion is crucial, just ask Illinoisans" here.

Protect Our Care Illinois Applauds the Delay of the American Health Care Act Vote

In a sign that the campaign to preserve affordable, accessible health care for all Americans is reverberating in Washington, the House of Representatives has delayed a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a plan that would eliminate medical coverage for 24 million Americans.  We hope that leaders in Congress will rethink this dangerous approach to reforming our health care system.

March 8, 2017 - The latest updates in both state policy and federal policy



EverThrive Illinois presents the Spring 2017 Immunization Seminar:


Tuesday, May 23
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Loretto Hospital
645 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois.