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Virtual Advocacy Event to Prioritize the Investment in the Health and Human Services Workforce
January 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Schedule of Activities: Health and Human Services Virtual Workforce Event
9:00 – 9:10: Introduction and Data Highlights on health and human services workforce in Illinois – Lauren Wright, Illinois Partners for Human Service
9:10 – 9:45: Voices of Health and Human Service Organizations and Frontline Workers
Frontline health and human service professionals covering the areas of Childcare, I/DD Services, Behavioral Health, Care for Older Adults, Domestic Violence Services, and Community Health Workers will give a 3 – 5 minute testimony. These individuals come from a number of community-based provider organizations and will share their experiences navigating the pandemic as well as the support they’re looking for from our elected officials
9:45 – 10:00 Presentation of Solutions – We will share “strengthening the workforce pipeline” and HHS Coalition partners will briefly discuss proposals for legislative solutions
- Behavioral Health: Emily Miller, IARF
- Health and Human Services Professional Loan repayment program; Andrea Durbin and Lauren Wright
- Behavioral Health Rate Legislation – Blanca Campos, CBHA
10:00 – 10:30 Legislative Panel
We will hear from 5 – 6 legislators on their proposed solutions to the health and human service workforce crisis, and how they plan to support the sector. Each legislator will be asked to speak for no more than 5 minutes.
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