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Advocacy Day 2015

Advocacy Day

In less than one month, April 22, nearly 300 youth from across the state will visit the State Capitol to share their voice with legislators as part of our annual Youth Advocacy Day! The day will consist of education on the legislative process and the importance of civic engagement, followed by meetings with legislators and a rally for all students and adult allies in the Capitol Rotunda. 

EverThrive Illinois has made the day's transportation, events, and meals available for free to all students, but we could use your help!
Sponsor one student with a $35 donation to support our youth advocacy efforts. Please donate today!

Thank you for your support! For more information, please contact Anna Burnham.





Policy Update

Governor Rauner’s Budget Proposal Includes Massive, Unacceptable Cuts to Medicaid and Human Services

EverThrive Illinois supports a responsible solution to the state’s budget shortfall that includes generating the revenue needed to put Illinois on a path to sustainable prosperity.

Read the full policy statement here»

Illinois hospitals, health care groups oppose Rauner's cuts to managed care

EverThrive IL Board member, Elyse Forkosh Cutler featured.
Read the full article on the Crain's Chicago website»


Protect Medicaid
Visit the Protect Medicaid page for more information and tools.

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP is a proven program with a history of bipartisan support. It gives kids the coverage they need to stay healthy and succeed as they grow. Together, CHIP and Medicaid have cut the number of kids without health insurance in Illinois to its lowest in history. Join us to request legislators to extend Federal CHIP funding to support Illinois All Kids

Read the full factsheet about CHIP»

Sign your organization on to support funding for CHIP»


In the News...


The Vaccination Debate Gets Political
Janine H. Lewis featured on CLTV discussing the importance of vaccinations.
Watch the segment on CLTV's website»


Mayor Emanuel Announces New 311 Resource For Parents
Read the full article on the eNews Park Forest website»


How the City of Chicago plans to use tech to help parents of toddlers
Read the full article on the Chicago Tribune website»



Annual Meeting

June 9 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Chicago, IL

Click here for more details»

Starting Strong for Community Health! Webinar

March 26 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Register today»