2022 Workforce Legislation Success!

Over the 2022 Legislative Session, we worked in collaboration with our health and human service partners to pass ground-breaking legislation in support of our workforce. We are so proud to work in partnership with our colleagues across the state, who are committed to...

Our New Report: Human Services in Peoria Area’s Economy Sector

Illinois Partners’ new report, Economic Impact of the Greater Peoria/Tri-County Health and Human Services Sector, shows that the human services sector is the region’s fifth largest employer and is a net contributor to the county’s GDP. It also demonstrates that for...

Thank You for Supporting our Workforce Advocacy Day!

We are so grateful to our legislators, community panelists, and the 485 people who registered for last week’s advocacy event! It was a powerful and important conversation about the ways we need to invest in and support the health and human services workforce....

Meet our new Intern!

We are so excited to welcome to our new Policy and Government Affairs Intern, Kiera Eckhardt! Here is a brief interview to help you get to know her. Can you tell us a bit about your background? My background is in Anthropology, specifically applying the methodologies...

“Build Back Better” Now in the Senate

Still awaiting Senate passage is the “social” or “human” infrastructure bill, the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376). The House of Representatives passed the BBB on 11/19/21 and many coalition partners support some or all of the provisions of the BBB. It includes...