News & Updates

Thank you to all who joined us last week in Chicago for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon.

EverThrive IL was honored to have so many members, partners, and health champions at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Luncheon. 

Congratulations to the three MCH awardees and thank you to William McNary for his inspiring words of wisdom and his call for our action. 

Our partners at Rise or Shine Illinois are excited to introduce a new toolkit containing over 60 resources designed to guide schools through implementing a sustainable Breakfast After the Bell program ensuring that kids in 890 schools across the state have access to a h

This workshop is intended for Women and Girls of all ages, to come together to have a conversation about a really important community issue in Auburn Gresham, focusing on helping babies and our families thrive in every way! We will be talking, sharing, learning together while working on a plan for creating a healthy and loving community. Come share your story and be apart of the movement!

The June 24 Courage to Love workshop is a day only for Women and Girls (ages 13 and up) to "Remember our Strength, Renew Our Minds and Rebuild Our Community."

In the final report of the 2008 National Commission on Infant Mortality entitled The Courage to Love, Rev. Dr. Ronald David and his colleague commissioners challenged the conventional wisdom which ascribes poor pregnancy outcomes to inadequate medical care and/or bad maternal behavior. Rather, the Commission found that threats to the health of childbearing women and their offspring are a direct consequence of social injustices and inequalities. In this lecture and panel presentation, Dr.

The end of the state legislative session brings about a number of budget and programmatic bills of interest, and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs responds to the Trump Administration budget. 



Budget Update:

The EverThrive IL Annual Meeting is the premier opportunity for public health stakeholders across the state to network, and share best practices in all areas of maternal and child health. Find out more and purchase tickets here.

EverThrive IL is thrilled to welcome Kaylan Szafranski as Health Reform Initiative Manager. Kaylan has an extensive background in early childhood development, in both policy and advocacy. Find Kaylan's full background and meet our other staff here.