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Advocacy – ILAACP


Northwestern University CERC

The ILAACP is a member of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) to the Community Engaged Research Center (CERC) at Northwestern University. The EAC meets quarterly to identify strategies that improve community health, which includes facilitating collaborative research partnerships between Chicago-area organizations, community-based clinicians and Northwestern University academic […]

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Health Disparities Hearing

In August 2010 the Illinois State Advisory Committee for the United States Commission on Civil Rights held a Health Disparities fact finding meeting at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The meeting provided researchers, policy makers, and community activists from across the state […]

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Teen REACH 37

In FY2007, the ILAACP rose to the challenge and spearheaded a campaign to restore funds to 37 community-based agencies across Illinois that lost their Teen REACH after-school programs. More than 60 youth from Teen REACH programs marched in Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade in support of the Teen […]

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ILAACP Capitol Day

ILAACP hosts an annual Capitol Day in Springfield, IL for its member organizations from across the state. ILAACP Capitol Day challenges our member organizations to become more proactive with a consistent presence during the annual Illinois legislative sessions. During the two-day event, the chief executive and board […]

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Illinois Bullying Prevention Taskforce

In 2011, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), pursuant to Public Act 96-952 – Prevent School Violence Act (PSVA) – established the Illinois School Bullying Prevention Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force, administered by ISBE, is populated by representatives of state agencies, regional offices of […]

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Illinois After-School Funding Policy Taskforce

Convened by the Illinois Afterschool Partnership (IAP) through House Resolution 384, the ASFPT developed policy recommendations to assure higher quality after-school programming for Illinois’ 2.1 million children. Recommendations also focused on creating a sustained, accountable, and dedicated stream of funding for a system of after-school time that […]

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Illinois State Health Improvement Plan

Pursuant to Public Act 93-0975, Illinois is required to produce a State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) every four years. SHIP must include priorities and strategies for health status and public health system improvement in Illinois, with a focus on prevention. It also must address reducing racial, ethnic, […]

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Illinois Diabetes Policy Coalition

The IDPC is comprised of several local and statewide advocacy organizations committed to preventing and reducing the incidence of diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans now make up one-fifth (1/5) of the United States diabetes population. The ILAACP is interested in […]

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