EverThrive Illinois 2017 Policy Priorities

Find the full policy agenda - and individual initiative priorities - for 2017 here.

Stopgap Budget Passes Through Springfield

The stopgap budget package provides a long-overdue cash infusion to struggling health and human service providers. Read a full policy memo detailing the budget compromise here.

Illinois Budget Impasse Countdown

Just how long has the state gone without a fiscal year budget? Find the ticking clock here, along with the impact it's having on essential services across the state, and what you can do to pressure legislators and Governor Rauner to end the impasse and pass a fair and responsible budget. 

ICYMI: "Exciting Changes to ABE" Webinar 

EverThrive IL, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), and the Shriver Center recently partnered on a Starting Strong for Community Health webinar.  Exciting Changes to ABE: Manage My Case and Online Appeals will give you a preview of what to expect when the Integrated Eligibility System (IES) Phase II went live on September 26th.


Action Alerts

Call on your member of Congress to protect children's health this holiday season!

The clock has long run out on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Since funding expired on September 30th,Congress has yet to move forward on extending the funding for this critical program that supports the health care and coverage for 9 million children, with over a quarter of a million CHIP recipients residing in Illinois.

Policy Memos

February 17, 2017

The below memo details a preliminary analysis of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) proposed budget. It provides an overarching view of important health and human service priorities within the Governor's proposed FY18 Illinois state budget.  



EverThrive IL updates its organizational policy agenda annually.  The Child and Adolescent Health Initiative also has a specific policy agenda, highlighting policy priorities for our field.