Having and raising a healthy family is a human right, but not all families have the same opportunities and access to resources to thrive.
For more than 30 years, EverThrive Illinois has worked to achieve health equity by advancing access to quality health care and support services for all Illinoisans. From our beginning, focused on expanding Medicaid coverage for pregnant people, to our present, working toward a just and affirming health care ecosystem has been a constant.
Our strategic plan, including our evolved mission, vision, and values, is rooted in our long history while affirming our commitment to anti-racism and reproductive justice. The following are highlights from our strategic plan for fiscal years 2022 through 2025.
1. Achieve Birth Equity
We will ensure that pregnant and postpartum people in Black and Brown communities receive the high-quality care and services they need to have a safe and healthy birth.
2. Increase Vaccine Confidence
We will provide community-centered education to address the root causes of vaccine reluctance, including systemic racism within the health care system that breeds mistrust.
3. Advance Contraceptive Justice
We will work to ensure that all people have the social, political, and economic power, rights, access, and resources to receive contraceptive care that maintains bodily autonomy.
4. Expand Access to Comprehensive Health Care
We will secure high-quality health insurance for all people and access to the holistic health care they need to thrive.
5. Live Our Values
We will increase our staff capacity, resource development, and board effectiveness, centering our values in our organizational practices to achieve greater impact and strengthen our leadership statewide.