October 14, 2022 update


The Illinois General Assembly will reconvene for a six-day Fall Veto Session November 15 – 17 and November 29 – December 1.

The House Revenue and Finance Committee will hold a subject matter hearing on October 18 at 1:00 pm in the Bilandic Building in Chicago to discuss HB4583 (Buckner), HB5747 (Zalewski), HB5749 (Zalewski), HB5817 (Zalewski), HB5818 (Zalewski), and SB2430 (Cunninham/Carroll) and income tax credits.    


Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives: The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services chose six healthcare collaboratives for the State Fiscal Year 2023 cycle of the Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives program, which aims to close gaps in healthcare services and eliminate the barriers to access and inequities in Illinois’ healthcare system. 

All six projects have missions that focus on improving maternal and child health; reducing health disparities and expanding behavioral health offerings for youth. Specific funding allocations for each project are yet to be determined. 

The Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives program encourages healthcare providers to partner together to further these goals in their communities, creating collaboratives that are able to leverage their shared resources to create stronger and more innovative strategies for improving access, quality and equity in the healthcare landscape than they could individually.

These six awardees are:

  • Developmental and Behavioral Health Pediatric Center, lead entity: Saint Anthony Hospital Foundation. Expanding access to developmental health providers on the west and southwest sides of Chicago, including addressing the growing mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents and providing a range of community services for families.
  • Healthcare Transformation Collaborative of Chicago’s Far South Side Communities, lead entity: Roseland Community Hospital. Improving access to labor and delivery services, as well as mental health services, by making significant improvements to the hospital and partnering with local FQHCs and community-based mental health providers.
  • South Side Health Equity Collaborative, lead entity: Insight Health. Committed to improving the health on the south side of Chicago by addressing maternal healthcare and behavioral health for youth impacted by trauma through a community-informed, data-driven and “racial equity first” approach. Innovative strategies of healthcare access and social conditions will address vulnerable communities that have been historically disinvested and disproportionately harmed by structural racism.
  • Southside Center for Excellence in Older Adult Health and Wellness, lead entity: St. Bernard Hospital. A cross-provider collaborative to transform health outcomes and reduce disparities among older adults on the south side of Chicago by delivering “whole-person” care designed to increase provider capacity specifically for geriatric patients and meet the unique needs of an aging community that is medically underserved and disproportionally poor.
  • West Cook Coalition, lead entity: Loyola University Medical Center. This collaborative will target the health inequities and poor health outcomes that exist in its service area, which includes 18 zip codes in western Cook County, by putting in place a care management model that aims to reach high-risk and rising risk Medicaid customers and uninsured adults.
  • Vermilion County Community Health Collaborative, lead entity: Carle Foundation. A community-driven healthcare delivery system to improve chronic care outcomes and increase access to preventive, treatment, and specialty care services. These will include maternal and child health, behavioral health and substance use, food insecurity and other vital components.

Read more here. 

NAIC Climate Risk Disclosure Survey: The Illinois Department of Insurance will participate in the National Association of Insurance Commissions (NAIC) Climate Risk Disclosure Survey which will now require that insurance companies licensed to write business in the state complete an annual survey detailing the risks of climate change to their business operations, assets, and investments, as well as their plans to address those risks. Read the Department’s  Company Bulletin 2022-16 .