Durbin, Duckworth Announce $35 Million For Variety Of Illinois Health Care Programs And Initiatives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced $35,193,206 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to support a variety of health care programs, initiatives, and community projects across the state. 

“This federal support empowers our communities to thrive, ensuring access to quality health care and fostering initiatives that address the unique needs of Illinois’ diverse population,” said Durbin. “By bolstering these essential services, we can build a brighter, healthier future across our great state.”

“Supporting quality healthcare means supporting the professionals, places and programs that help take care of our families, said Duckworth. “I’m glad to announce this funding alongside Senator Durbin and I’ll continue to call for federal resources that help improve quality of life for Illinoisans.” 

Recipients of HHS grants include: 

  • Rush University Medical Center (Advanced Nursing Education Workforce): $649,420
  • Heartland Human Care Services, Inc (Unaccompanied Alien Children Services): $4,882,286
  • Northwestern University (Affordable Care Act Teaching Health Center): $3,376,752
  • Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Advanced Nursing Education Workforce): $649,955
  • AllianceChicago (Health Center Controlled Network): $1,165,817
  • Hektoen Institute for Medical Research (Ryan White Title IV Women, Infants, Children, Youth, and Affected Family): $1,334,937
  • Illinois Department of Public Health (Public Health Emergency Response): $17,059,039
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services): $6,075,000