Heartland Alliance advocates for accessible, quality health care for all. We lift up effective approaches to serving vulnerable populations, including those experiencing homelessness, people living with addiction or mental illness, immigrants and refugees as well as other marginalized or underserved communities. Our policy and advocacy work is based on our extensive experience providing health services to vulnerable populations via community health centers and school-based clinics as well as community-based outreach, treatment and prevention programs.
Our Health Care Priorities:
- Effective implementation of health care reform in Illinois
- Promotion of coordinated care and health home models
- Expansion of access to prevention and wellness services
- Protection of existing health care coverage and service options for the most vulnerable
Resources & Events:
Medicaid Fact Sheet - Support SB26: A New Medicaid Opportunity for Illinois
Webinar: Care Coordination: Improving Care and Lowering Costs.
This archived webinar will help you gain an understanding of the basics of care coordination including the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services (HFS) Care Coordination Innovations Project.
Moderated by Nadeen Israel, Policy Associate at Heartland Alliance. Panelist bios are available here.
Webinar slides are available here.
In 2011, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation mandating that 50 percent of Medicaid recipients be in a “Care Coordination Program” by 2015. Since then, the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services (HFS) has been working on implementation of this law through the Care Coordination Innovations Project.
Listen to this archived webinar to learn about care coordination, including the Care Coordination Innovations Project, the impact of these projects on health, housing, and human service providers, and what impact these projects will have on the Illinois Medicaid program’s long-term fiscal health. You will hear from panelists representing a wide range of provider sectors, including: hospital, pharmacy, primary and behavioral health care, housing and human services. Senator Heather Steans also shares her thoughts on care coordination as it relates to the Illinois Medicaid program’s fiscal health.
This webinar will help you gain an understanding of the basics of care coordination, including HFS's Care Coordination Innovations Project.