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

Starting Strong for Community Health! Webinar
SNAP for Enrollment Assisters
Tuesday, July 25
1:00pm-2:30 pm

Starting Strong Illinois invites you to the latest in a series of webinars on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This webinar will address opportunities, challenges, and resources for assisting individuals with enrolling in SNAP. We are pleased to welcome special guest presenters from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Andrew Hammond, Skadden Fellow for Public Benefits and Litigation; and Chelsea Diaz, Economic Opportunity VISTA.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic eligibility rules of SNAP (the food stamp program)
  • Identify the major federal threats to SNAP
  • Recognize how you can use HelpHub to issue spot SNAP problems with Illinois DHS 








Webinar Archives

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


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


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


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



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



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



2015 Webinars

2014 Webinars