Online Program

Philanthropic, Public and Nonprofit Sector Collaboration to Advance Healthcare Reform in Illinois (facilitated by Alma Rodriguez)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Alma Rodriguez, The Chicago Community Trust, Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Lee, Michael Reese Health Trust, Chicago, IL
John Bouman, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL
Maureen McDonnell, BA, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), Chicago, IL
The Chicago Community Trust took the lead in launching and advancing healthcare reform throughout Illinois by creating and nurturing since 2010 the Starting Strong Collaborative. Initially comprised of Chicago area health funders and a few core advocacy groups, the Collaborative continues today with approximately 30 member organizations that cross sectors. This session will discuss the processes by which the foundation built this diverse group of agencies, how it has been able to keep the advocacy agenda on track, its successes, and the important work yet to come.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss and learn how healthcare foundations have supported and worked hand-in-hand with advocacy groups to ensure successful healthcare reform efforts in Illinois.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a program health officer reviewing grants focused on access to care, policy and advocacy preventive care. I current convene and coordinate meetings on health policy and advocacy.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.