The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) has a single vision: to ensure every child in Illinois has the opportunity to grow up healthy.The Foundation's philosophy is that health care must address the whole child, and that the healthcare system in Illinois must be responsive to the needs of all children. The Foundation is also committed to the concept of medical/dental home where a child and his/her family can receive high quality and consistent care informed by knowledge of the child and family, has a primary focus on prevention, and facilitates a strong relationship between those who comes in contact with a child.
ILCHF monitors children's health care needs throughout the state.
Children's Health Facts in Illinois
3.2million children live in Illinois.—2014 U.S. Census Bureau 18.9%of children live in poverty.—2010 Kids Count Data Book
Enrollment in Medicaid, CHIP and All Kids Expansion:
1,650,509— FY 2010 Illinois Department of Health and Family Services 53%of children aged 2–17 years have one or more emotional, behavioral
or developmental condition.
—2007 National Survey of Children’s Health In Illinois, 4.5%of all children under the age of 18 have
no health insurance.
—2009 U.S. Census Bureau, American Community survey
74% of children aged 19–35 months have up-to-date immunizations.
—2009 U.S. National Immunization Survey
Tooth decay is the single most common disease of childhood—
55%of third graders have tooth decay with 30% having