EverThrive IL updates its organizational policy agenda annually.  The Health Reform Initiative also has a specific policy agenda, highlighting policy priorities for our field.


2017 Immunization Policy Priorities


The Immunization Initiative is a broad-based coalition of public and private sector organizations working together to increase immunization rates and prevent diseases over the life span by promoting the delivery of safe, effective, and timely immunizations.

This toolkit is designed in the train-the-trainer model and is a user-friendly collection of resources to prepare anyone to be an immunization trainer -- no prior experience is necessary! It provides background information that advocates can use as they train fellow community workers and/or educate the public about immunizations.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launcing a new campaign to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage levels among Illinois adolescents. As part of this campaign, IDPH is asking local health departments and other partners to utilize social media to inform, educate, and engage the public with messages about the importance of the HPV vaccine.

The Immunization Initiative coordinates and promotes activities that help educate the public about the importance of receiving an annual influenza vaccination, and helps increase access to immunization resources.

Vaccinations are vital to long-term health benefits for adolescents and teens.
The Immunizations team and partners offer regular webinars to educate advocates on resources, updates, and opportunities from the field. These webinars are free and open to the public, past webinars and materials are made available for the public and hosted by EverThrive IL. 
Upcoming Webinars


Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). In most people, the HPV infection clears up on its own and does not cause health problems. Nevertheless, even if a person doesn’t get sick from HPV, he/she can still infect another person with HPV. About 10-20% of the time, the HPV infection doesn’t clear up on its own and can turn into cancer.

Text4baby is a free mobile health service designed to promote maternal and child health through weekly text messaging, provided by Zero to Three. As the Illinois coordinator, we promote the service throughout the state to expectant families. Text BABY to 511411 to receive three text messages a week, timed to your due date.