BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – To ensure Illinois is providing the best possible healthcare to its residents, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is reminding healthcare facilities and organizations of the second round of funding open for Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives.
“Not only are we facing a global pandemic, but we are still struggling with providing basic healthcare to low-income families and see high-levels of medical bias to people of color,” said Avelar. “These grants are a way for stakeholders from all aspects of the healthcare field to come together and work through ideas on how to not only fix the current holes in our healthcare system, but improve on what already exists.”
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is now accepting a second round of Health Care Transformation Collaborative Funding applications. Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives funding is meant for partnerships made up of multiple participating entities, which may include hospitals, medical providers, and non-medical providers of social services. The department encourages multiple collaborators per application. Successful collaborations will demonstrate in their proposal how the individual participating entities will work together and contribute to the execution of the interconnected project. Every member of the collaborative must be consulted and agree to participate before an application is submitted. The deadline to apply for the second round of funding is Nov. 19. Potential applicants can find more information on the Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives application on HFS’ website.
“By working together and hearing multiple perspectives on an issue, we will be able to find solutions to oru healthcare system that not only work for everyone, but increase accessibility and affordability of care,” continued Avelar. “I highly encourage healthcare professionals, facilities and anyone else to come together and work to find solutions to our current healthcare challenges.”