The Illinois Primary Health Care Association is the lead grantee for the statewide Healthcare for Illinois Consortium, consisting of 38 Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout the state and 3 Illinois stake holder agencies. Consortium members will maintain and train Navigators to provide public education and outreach, especially focusing on underserved and vulnerable populations that lack health insurance coverage or that need assistance in renewing their coverage. Specific populations of focus will include communities of color, persons identifying as LGBTQ+, persons from low-income households or are homeless, persons with disabilities, and persons reentering the community after incarceration. Consortium members will provide consumers with one-on-one health insurance literacy and assist them with selecting a qualified health plan while also providing outreach and education with a special focus on the PHE unwinding and redetermination of Medicaid enrollees being reinstated. Consortium members also will refer consumers to the Uninsured Ombudsman Program.
Healthcare for Illinois Consortium Statewide Sub-grantees:
Access Community Health Network, AHS Family Health Center, Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness, Inner City Muslim Action Network, Alivio Medical Center, Knox County Health Department, Cass County Health Clinic, Lawndale Christian Health Center, Central Counties Health Centers, Inc., Legacy Medical Care, Chicago Family Health Center, Macoupin County Public Health Department, Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation, Near North Health Service Corporation, Preferred Family Healthcare, PCC-Community Wellness Center, Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc., Pillars Community Health, Community Health Care, Inc., PrimeCare Health, Community Health Partnership of Illinois, Promise Healthcare, Crusader Community Health, Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation, Eagle View Community Health System, SIHF Healthcare, Erie Family Health Centers, Southern Illinois University Center for Family Medicine, Greater Family Health, TCA Health, Inc., Hamdard Center for Health & Human Services, VNA Health Care, Tapestry 360 Health, Whiteside County Community Health Center, Heartland Health Services, Will County Community Health Center, DuPage County Health Department, Access DuPage, Howard Brown Health, IWS Family Health and Douglas County Health Department.
An investment of federal funding in the amount of $3,940,570 will support the Consortium's efforts to achieve the following goals by August 26, 2024.
Consortium members will ensure that 69 Navigators are federally trained and certified/recertified by October 1, 2023, and with remaining certified by November 1st. This workforce will be maintained throughout open enrollment and post enrollment for the entire grant period.
140 total Navigators
55 will be full-time Navigators; and
10 will be part-time Navigators
75 unpaid/volunteer Navigators