Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $23.8 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 $23,826,881 for a variety of health care programs, initiatives, and community projects across the state.

“The wide-range of health care initiatives and programs across Illinois are fundamental to the overall health and well-being of our state’s residents,” said Durbin. “Thanks to this substantial federal funding for these programs, we can do more to address everything from the state’s response to environmental health hazards to strengthening chronic disease education.”

“Across the state, Illinoisans have access to incredible institutions and programs that are devoted to helping folks avoid, treat and research a wide variety of conditions and illnesses,” Duckworth said. “I’m proud to announce this support with Senator Durbin to ensure these institutions and programs have the resources they need to keep Illinoisans and their families healthy.”

A breakdown of the funding is included below:

  • Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing (Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program): $1,544,792
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services): $9,880,000
  • Pillars Community Health (Community Project Funding / Congressionally Directed Spending): $345,000
  • DePaul University (Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards): $446,852
  • University of Chicago (Cooperative Agreements): $8,298,734
  • University of Chicago (Cooperative Agreements): $895,688
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology (Enhancing US Clinical Laboratory Workforce Capacity): $496,159
  • Inner City Muslim Action Network (Health Center Cluster): $379,167
  • University of Illinois (Black Lung / Coal Miner Clinics Program): $1,140,489
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Expanding the National Approach to Chronic Disease Education): $400,000