Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers (ICSHC)
$4000 to Participate in ICSHC Pilot Project: Deadline August 12, 2013
This project will pilot a study to determine whether utilizing text messaging to help students keep appointments increases productivity (i.e., reduced missed appointments, increases morale of SHC staff, etc.). Furthermore, we will work with SHC providers to engage youth champions in the creation of a health promotion campaign to text out critical information about health care behaviors to their peers. This grant will support a project that will hopefully shift the paradigm in administrative strategy to improve time management, staff morale, and support innovation in SHC practice.
Improving Adolescent Health Outcomes in Illinois: Opportunities in Health Reform
A Policy Roundtable
August 6, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Springfield, IL - 535 W Jefferson, 4th floor
Chicago, IL - 122 S Michigan, 7th floor
You are a champion for those in need, and we are exceptionally thankful for your deep commitment. Your generous support is what allows us to continue moving forward in the fight for healthy families.
On April 11, 2013, 200 youth advocates and adult allies descended on the Capitol to advocate for school health centers, mental health services, and sex-ed reform, which passed the House 66-52 on April 17 after 3 years of hard work!
Closing out the event, students gathered at the Rotunda and for an energizing speech by Senator Kotowski where he reaffirmed his support of school health centers and adolescent health initiatives and talked to the students about leadership. Students also spoke at the rally and discussed why adolescent health matters to them. The event was a great success and we are hope for your continued support so that we can bring even more attendees in 2014!
ICSHC in the News!
HRSA Grants Announced: Illinois Receives $3.7 Million
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Announces Competitive Grant Awards for Nine School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Illinois!In this round, Illinois tied for fifth for number of grants to a state, receiving $3.7 million.
Why I like My SHC
Watch the video to find out why Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members like their school health centers.