Connect & Follow Us

Behavioral Health Primary Care Integration

Resources

Learning Collaborative Members

Center for Long-Term Care Reform

The Bridge Model

Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program

Application Process

Supporters and Partners

Current Fellows

Fellows for Life

Schweitzer Newsletters

Chicago Area Schweitzer Advisory Council

The Tarik F. Ibrahim Fund

Chicago Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Trainings for Professionals

Volunteer Opportunities

Helpful Resources for Health Career Seekers

Chicago AHEC Internship Program

Court-Involved Youth

Recent Work & Activities

Freestanding Birth Centers

Health Care Safety Net & Systems Transformation

Recent Work

Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy

Report: Strengthening the Safety Net in Illinois After Health Reform

Governor’s Office of Health Innovation and Transformation

Health Care Workforce Initiatives

State Workforce Policy and Planning

Public Health and Health Equity Initiative

Recent Work

Legislative Tracking

Quentin D. Young Equity Project

Partners & Collaborations

Approach

Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

Policy Briefs

Environmental Scan

ACEs and Trauma Resources

Members of the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative

Make a Donation and support this program

Donate Now


For more information about this program please contact:

Wesley Epplin
Director, Health Equity wepplin@hmprg.org


Go Back

Legislative Tracking

  • Overview

Overview

“Everything is health” is a common public health adage that supports this broad view of health by stating that all aspects and experiences of our lives impact the health of individuals, communities, and populations. All public policies impact health in some way, since they directly relate to how money, power, and resources are distributed—or concentrated—in society. 

In order to advance health equity, people need access to high quality, equitable education, well-paid and safe jobs, affordable housing, and freedom from discrimination and violence, among other important issues. As such, our legislative tracking is broader than most that focus solely on mental health, healthcare access, or education, as examples.

What we hope our curated list of Illinois legislation will do is provide guidance for those who care about health equity and think through the lens of the structural determinants of health inequities—the policies and systems that lead to social stratification along the lines of education, income, and housing access—and thus causes inequities in health.


If you have suggestions, please send them to info@hmprg.org with the subject line “Legislation Tracking.”

News

Events

Publications