New Research Report: Worker Well-Being is Community Well-Being

Illinois Partners latest research report centers the voices and experiences of more than 850 frontline community-based health and human service workers; their struggle to make a living wage, and their commitment to their clients and communities. In this report,...

Factors Affecting Human Services Workforce in Pandemic’s Wake

This new research by Illinois Partners highlights sector-wide workforce trends in hiring, vacancies, and turnover, and identifies associated effects caused by COVID-19 on the health and human services workforce. What do the shifts in our relationship to work, brought...

Our New Report: Human Services in McLean County’s Economy

Illinois Partners’ new report, “The Economic Impact of the Human Services Sector in McLean County,” shows that the human services sector is the county’s 5th largest employer and is a net contributor to the county’s GDP. It also demonstrates that for every...

Reimbursement Rates and the True Value of Human Services

Illinois Partners’ report analyzes human service reimbursement rates over the past two decades. Using the Consumer Price Index (CPI), we performed a cross-sector comparison of how rates have kept up with cost-of-living increases. While the human service workforce has...

It is Time to Fully Fund Human Services in Illinois

To serve Illinoisans well, the human service sector must be funded appropriately and human service professionals paid fairly. This infographic (with links to supporting research) shows that to keep up with the rising costs and greater demand for human services, state...