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Fact Sheet: Illinois Health Reform, Public Health, and Health Planning Efforts

Wesley Epplin
April 30, 2014
Health and Medicine has developed a fact sheet that provides brief descriptions of current initiatives that are relevant to health reform, public heath, and health planning in Illinois. 

A description is provided for the following initiatives in the Illinois Health Reform, Public Health, and Health Planning Initiatives fact sheet:
•    Governor’s Office of Health Innovation and Transformation (GOHIT)
•    Alliance for Health: State Innovation Model Grant
•    Health Care Reform Implementation Council (HCRIC)
•    “Path to Transformation” Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver (1115 Waiver)
•    Illinois Workforce Investment Board (IWIB) Healthcare Task Force
•    State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)
•    Balancing Incentive Program (BIP)
•    Budgeting For Results (BFR)

The descriptions for these efforts were collected from the initiatives’ webpages, condensed, and edited, as needed.  The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide readers with a basic understanding of this group of projects and direct them to the associated webpages for further reading and engagement.

This fact sheet will also be available at Health and Medicine’s upcoming forum, Health Reform, Public Health, and Health Planning in Illinois: Current projects and how they fit together, to be held May 5, 2014 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at UIC Student Center West. 

At this forum, speakers from the Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health will discuss each of the efforts in the fact sheet, how they overlap, barriers and gaps, and how stakeholders can engage with these projects.  For more information about the forum and to register, click here.