Vision: Every child in Illinois grows up healthy.

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Children’s Mental Health Initiative Symposium

On September 19, 2019, ILCHF hosted a full day symposium focused on integrating mental healthcare into community based settings. PowerPoint presentations from the symposium are available here.

Children’s Mental Health Initiative Symposium

ILCHF Hosts Children’s Mental Healthy Symposium, Dec. 6, 2018 Stakeholders from dozens of IL communities gathered to discuss lessons learned from 8-year, $12 million CMHI project. Podcast and searchable written transcripts from the symposium are available here.

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
Accomplishments and Lessons Learned:

Children’s Mental Health Initiative, Building Systems of Care,
Community by Community

Since 2004

$81.15 Million Awarded

  • Oral Health 33 million

  • Mental Health 37 million

  • Other 11 million

499 Grants Awarded

  • 184 Oral Health Grants

  • 174 Mental Health Grants

  • 141 Other Grants

ILCHF is the only private Illinois foundation that funds children’s healthcare statewide.

ILCHF Grants Touch All 102 Illinois Counties

We work collaboratively with organizations to improve community-based systems of care that treat children holistically and focus on prevention, wellness and education. We partner with grantees to increase children’s access to mental and oral health services.

Quite simply we want to ensure that kids get the care they need, when they need it – regardless of where they live or what insurance card, if any, they carry.
Jim Ryan, Former Illinois Attorney General

News

For Immediate Release: December 18, 2020 Media Contact: DeRondal Bevly Email: derondal@rubyrosestrategies.com  Program Contact: Amy Starin Email: AmyStarin@ilchf.org   Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Invests $4.25 Million in Children’s Mental Health Five Communities to Build Mental Health Systems of Care (Oak Brook, IL) – December 18, 2020 – Building upon two successful cycles of its Children’s Mental Health Initiatives (CMHI 1.0 and CMHI 2.0), the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) announces a new round of nearly $4.25 million dollars to five organizations

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Recent Publications

Oral Health in Illinois

October 2016

This assessment provides a foundation for understanding and strengthening the oral health infra- structure in Illinois. The assessment indicates numerous opportunities to move the system forward. (Full Report)

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Mental Health

2015

An Investment in Our Future examines the accomplishments and lessons learned from the Children’s Mental Health Initiative, Building Systems of Care Community by Community. (Full Report)

An Investment in Our Future examines the accomplishments and lessons learned from the Children’s Mental Health Initiative, Building Systems of Care Community by Community. (Executive Summary)

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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth

2013-2014

The Chicago Community Oral Health Forum assessed the oral health status and body mass index of 3,800 third grade children throughout Illinois and compared the data to two previous surveys conducted. (Full Report)

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