Senator Durbin Announces More Than $3.3 Million for Illinois Health Centers to Expand Healthcare Enrollment Assistance

Chicago health centers to receive grants totaling nearly $1.5 million

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–December 12, 2013.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) yesterday announced a total of $3,358,809 in funding through the Affordable Care Act to hire 132 additional healthcare workers at community health centers throughout Illinois to help individuals and families enroll into affordable health insurance plans. This funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will help these centers expand outreach and enrollment assistance efforts as more Illinoisans are able to access affordable health insurance coverage through the healthcare reform law. 

“Community health centers serve an important purpose for families in Illinois and across the country,” Durbin said. “With the help of these federal resources, made available through the Affordable Care Act, Illinois health centers can provide expanded assistance for individuals looking for resources to help them understand their insurance options and enroll into affordable health insurance plans coverage.”

Illinois has 42 health centers with 548 sites that served 1,142,381 patients last year, nearly 30 percent of them uninsured. With their Outreach and Enrollment funding, the health centers listed below expect to hire 132 additional workers, who will assist 195,745 people with enrollment into affordable health insurance coverage.

Central Illinois

  • Chestnut Health Systems (Bloomington, IL): $61,761 in funding;
  • Comm Health Center (Springfield, IL): $71,613 in funding;
  • Southern Illinois University (Springfield, IL): $28,675 in funding;
  • Community Health Improvement Center (Decatur, IL): $64,375 in funding;
  • Cass County (Virginia, IL): $29,865 in funding;
  • Heartland Community Health Clinic (Peoria, IL): $53,168 in funding;
  • Henderson County Rural Health Center (Oquawka, IL): $35,332 in funding;
  • Knox County (Galesburg, IL): $27,548 in funding;
  • Macoupin County (Carlinville): $36,417 in funding;
  • Whiteside County (Rock Falls, IL): $56,157 in funding;

Southern Illinois

  • Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp (Christopher, IL): $106,634 in funding;
  • Community Health & Emergency SVCS, Inc (Carbondale, IL): $60,637 in funding;
  • Rural Health, Inc (Anna, IL): $41,891 in funding;
  • Shawnee Health Service And Development Corporation (Carterville, IL): $69,422 in funding;
  • Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation, Inc (East St. Louis, IL): $170,796 in funding;

Northern Illinois

  • Crusaders Central Clinic Association (Rockford, IL): $112,976

Chicagoland

  • Access Community Health Network (Chicago, IL): $250,000 in funding;
  • Alivio Medical Center, Inc (Chicago, IL): $90,905 in funding;
  • Asian Human Services Family Center (Chicago, IL): $58,299 in funding;
  • Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, Inc (Olympia Fields): $202,898 in funding;
  • Beloved Community Family Wellness Center (Chicago, IL): $29,165 in funding;
  • Centro De Salud Esperanza (Chicago, IL): $46,672 in funding;
  • Chicago Family Health Center (Chicago, IL): $89,904 in funding;
  • Circle Family Care, Inc (Chicago, IL): $45,272 in funding;
  • Community Health Partnership of Illinois (Chicago, IL): $76,212 in funding;
  • Community Nurse Health Association  (La Grange, IL): $34,919 in funding;
  • Erie Family Health Center, Inc (Chicago, IL): $122,027 in funding;
  • Friend Family Health Center, Inc (Chicago, IL): $40,414 in funding;
  • Family Christian Health Center (Harvey, IL): $40,533 in funding;
  • Greater Elgin Family Care Center (Elgin, IL): $122,027 in funding;
  • Heartland Health Outreach, Inc (Chicago, IL): $79,243 in funding;
  • Heartland International Health Centers (Chicago, IL): $88,336 in funding;
  • Lake County (Waukegan, IL); $155,109 in funding;
  • Lawndale Christian Health Center (Chicago, IL): $143,860 in funding;
  • Near North Health Service Corporation (Chicago, IL): $156,684 in funding;
  • Primecare Community Health, Inc (Chicago, IL): $58,460 in funding;
  • PCC Community Wellness Center (Oak Park, IL): $82,715 in funding;
  • Roseland Christian Health Ministries, Inc (Chicago, IL): $44,915 in funding;
  • TCA Health Inc., NFP (Chicago, IL): $26,526 in funding;
  • University of Illinois (Chicago, IL): $40,547 in funding;
  • Will County Health Center (Joliet, IL): $85,536 in funding;

Source: durbin.senate.gov