News & Events

    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.
    Oak Brook, IL (December 6, 2018)-- Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) released its final report today from its Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI 1.0). CMHI 1.0 was an eight-year, $12 million initiative that awarded grants to four communities to bring together schools, medical, and community health organization to establish a sustainable children’s mental health system of care.
    Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) announces the release of an eight year case study of the Foundation’s Pipeline Project designed to shape and influence the dental workforce in Illinois. The goal of the multi-year project is to increase the number of dentists who provide dental care to children in underserved areas.
    Oak Brook, IL (July 9, 2018) -- Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) announced a $2 million grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry to build a Pediatric Dentistry Ambulatory Surgery Center with two General Anesthesia suites and five procedure rooms. The UIC College of Dentistry has become the largest safety net for underserved children in Illinois, many of whom need dental care under general anesthesia.
    Oak Brook, IL (July 9, 2018) -- Building upon its successful Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI 1.0), the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation is applying lessons learned to help five more Illinois communities develop a coordinated system of care for children and families. The Foundation awarded 13 month $200,000 planning grants to enable mental and physical health providers, schools, parents, youth and other community organizations to develop a plan to improve the health of their children and communities.
    Oak Brook, IL (November 2, 2017) The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF), the only funder in Illinois focused on children’s health issues statewide, celebrates its 15th anniversary.  During their recent luncheon, ILCHF awarded $225,000 in grants to fifteen organizations they have worked with over the years to support holistic community-based health systems and increase access to care especially oral and mental healthcare services for children.
    Four Communities to Receive Resources to Build Systems of Care  The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) announced $10 million initiative today to expand its Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) to four new Illinois communities. CMHI funding allows communities to build systems of care that prevent,...

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