May 15, 2023

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $67 Million for Variety of Illinois Healthcare Programs and Initiatives


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $67,264,568 million in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to support a variety of health care programs, initiatives and community projects across the state.

“Across the state, Illinoisans have access to incredible institutions and programs that are devoted to helping folks avoid, treat and research a wide variety of conditions and illnesses,” Duckworth said. “I’m proud to announce this support with Senator Durbin to ensure these institutions and programs have the resources they need to keep Illinoisans and their families healthy.”

“Illinois is home to a wide range of health care initiatives and programs dedicated to enhancing the well-being of residents,” said Durbin. “Senator Duckworth and I will continue securing the necessary resources for these programs to keep providing vital services to our communities.”

Recipients of HHS grants include:

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics (Building Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs): $1,500,000
  2. University of Illinois at Chicago (A distributed and Interdisciplinary Pipeline for Sustainable Student Driven Innovation): $41,712
  3. University of Illinois (Geriatric Academic Career Awards): $86,978
  4. PCC Community Wellness Center (Health Center Cluster): $8,251,481
  5. Chicago Family Health Center, Inc (Health Center Cluster): $6,668,269
  6. Howard Brown Health Center (Health Center Cluster): $1,456,962
  7. Illinois Department of Public Health (Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program): $785,408
  8. Lawndale Christian Health Center (Health Center Cluster): $8,199,840
  9. County of Macoupin (Health Center Cluster): $2,241,080
  10. University of Chicago (Geriatric Academic Career Awards): $86,978
  11. Illinois Department of Public Health (State Tobacco Control Program): $2,241,976
  12. Community Health Improvement Center (Health Center Cluster): $2,778,173
  13. Promise Healthcare (Health Center Cluster): $951,533
  14. Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc (Health Center Cluster): $4,001,990
  15. Heartland Human Care Services (Unaccompanied Alien Children Services): $19,094,738
  16. Maryville Academy (Unaccompanied Alien Children Services): $8,877,450