Starting Strong Webinars

EverThrive Illinois, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and Illinois Health Matters combine their experience and expertise in working with community health providers and with the nuts and bolts of state and federal health programs including Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security to bring credible, relevant and useful information to Illinois providers.


What is Starting Strong Illinois?

Starting Strong Illinois is a collaboration of health policy and advocacy groups working together to promote successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Illinois’ foundation community has provided generous support to make webinars and information sharing available to all stakeholders during this momentous time. Members of the Starting Strong Illinois collaborative include: AgeOptions, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Campaign for Better Health Care, Health & Disability Advocates, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, EverThrive Illinois, Illinois PIRG Education Fund, and Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.


Who Should Participate?

Community-based organizations, advocacy groups, health care organizations, and individuals interested in ACA implementation and concerned about Illinois’ Medicaid program should participate. 




Upcoming Webinars

Open Enrollment (OE5) in IL: What to Expect and How to Get Involved 
Wednesday, September 13
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Starting Strong Illinois invites you to the latest in a series of webinars on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With Marketplace open enrollment right around the corner (November 1) and shortened this year, we want Illinois to be in the best position to enroll as many eligible residents as possible. This webinar will address how Marketplace open enrollment works in Illinois, how Illinois will engage individuals through outreach and education, as well as ways for community groups to engage in outreach and education efforts. We are excited to have members of the Illinois Coalition for Healthcare Access (ICHA)presenting on this webinar. 

Learning Objectives 
• Understand how Illinois conducts outreach and enrollment for OE 5 
• Identify and explain the role of Navigators in Illinois 
• Provide avenues and ideas for community group engagement around outreach and education 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register here!




Webinar Archives

Download the presentations and webinar recordings for previously held webinars below.


SNAP for Enrollment Assisters
July 25, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Healthcare Value 101
October 11, 2016
10:30 am - 12 pm


Exciting Changes to ABE: Manage My Case and Online Appeals
August 4, 2016
1 - 2 PM


Incorporating Health Literacy Strategies in Your Practice
June 23, 2016
1 - 2 PM 



The ACA and Taxes Tips for Enrollment Assisters
February 26, 2016



New Opportunities to Address Food Insecurity & Health 
January 20, 2016



2015 Webinars

2014 Webinars