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CHW Bill (HB5412) Moves to House for Vote

In Illinois, Community Health Workers (CHWs) help residents manage chronic conditions; develop healthier lifestyles; increase rates of preventive screenings; and improve access to health care and social services. CHWs are able to engage with communities through outreach, enrollment, and patient education. Rep. Robyn Gabel has introduced HB5412, which recognizes the important contribution Community Health Workers make to our healthcare teams. HB5412 will be voted on in the House of Representatives during this spring session. If you would like to support the bill, you can contact your Representative. Updated fact sheets are available here. (aquí para español)

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