Policy News

House Bill 2812, led by a collaborative effort including EverThrive IL, Illinois Collaboration on Youth, Chicago Department of Public Health, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and many other partners has been signed into law by Governor Rauner.

Senate Bill 1410 - Certificate for Religious Exemption  was signed into law on August 3, 2015 by Governor Bruce Rauner. This EverThrive IL bill creates a process for religious exemptions of school mandated vaccinations, preserving parental rights while protecting the public health of all Illinoisans. Read more about the legislation here.

The Chicago Tribune published an editorial on SB1410 - Certificate of Religious Refusal, the EverThrive IL lead bill now awaiting the Governor's signature.


The piece describes how the measure will protect Illinois children and communities from preventable diseases. 

Read the editorial in full here.

Three EverThrive IL sponsored bills and a supported bill have made it through the State Senate and House and are on their way to Governor Rauner's desk this legislative session.

Click on the links below for information on each bill. Thanks to all our partnering advocates, stakeholders, and legislators who supported these measures and were essential to their success. 


A new action alert was posted, please act now to protect the Illinois Medicaid Program from massive proposed cuts in the Governor's fiscal year 2016 proposed budget.

Read the full alert and take action here»