Community Health Partnership of Illinois



“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
At CHP, we’ve partnered with many wonderful organizations over the years. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today. These organizations have shown their support and their dedication to our cause in countless ways. They’ve collaborated with us, advised us, funded us, challenged us, shared their knowledge with us and helped us evolve into a better organization. We are deeply grateful to them all.
American Cancer Society / Walgreens Cares
CHP is a proud grantee partner of the American Cancer Society, which has funded a number of CHP-led initiatives targeting cancer awareness and prevention. With support and guidance from the ACS, we recently received a grant from Walgreens Cares to support Mi Vida, Mi Futuro!, (My Life, My Future!), a colorectal cancer screening and education program that aims to increase the rates of colorectal cancer screening in predominantly Latino communities served by CHP.

Champaign Urbana Public Health District
The Champaign Urbana Public Health District partners with CHP in our Rantoul service area, graciously allowing us to use their mobile medical unit so that we may bring essential primary health care services directly to agricultural workers and families who reside in and around Rantoul, Illinois during the corn detasseling season. They also are key partners in assuring that children of agricultural workers in the area receive the immunizations and other preventive health services they need.

Farmworker Justice
Farmworker Justice (FJ) is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal agricultural workers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice. FJ works with CHP and farmworker-serving organizations throughout the nation to provide training and technical assistance regarding federal policies, legislation and regulations that impact farmworkers in the US.

Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project
The Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) works to improve working conditions for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers in Illinois.

Health Outreach Partners
Health Outreach Partners (HOP) is an Oakland, CA-based non-profit dedicated to building strong, effective, and sustainable grassroots health models by partnering with local community-based organizations across the country to improve the quality of life of low-income, vulnerable, and underserved populations. For more than a decade, HOP has provided our staff with training and technical assistance to improve the effectiveness of our community outreach efforts.​

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF)
The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation has been a generous and strategic foundation partner for CHP over the last decade, providing consultation and financial support for our peer-led oral health education program, the build-out and staffing of two dental clinics, and the purchase and implementation of our electronic dental health record.

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
Since 2000, CHP has been a proud grantee partner of ICIRR’s groundbreaking Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP), funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) to promote wellbeing and economic self-sufficiency for Illinois’ diverse immigrant communities. With funding through ICIRR, IFRP staff at our Harvard and Kankakee sites conduct outreach and provide application assistance for public benefits including Medicaid, All Kids, and SNAP (food stamps).  

Illinois Migrant Council
The Illinois Migrant Council (IMC) is a community-based non-profit organization with the primary mission of promoting employment, education, health, housing and other opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families to achieve economic self-sufficiency and stability. IMC provides health promotion/disease prevention services to farmworkers and rural Latino communities throughout Illinois.

Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project (IMLAP)
Part of the Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) of Chicago, the Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project (IMLAP) is a legal aid program that provides free legal assistance and referrals to migrant and seasonal agriculture and landscaping workers throughout the state of Illinois. CHP is collaborating with MLAP and LAF to launch a Medical-Legal Partnership at our Harvard clinic, beginning in 2016.

Illinois Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Project
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) centers provide childcare, early childhood education, and support services to children (ages 6 weeks through 5 years) of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers throughout Illinois. CHP clinic teams coordinate closely with these centers to assure that all of the children enrolled in this program receive the medical, dental and support services they need.

Illinois Primary Healthcare Association
Established in 1982, the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is a nonprofit trade association of 49 community health centers (CHCs), including CHP.  IPHCA provides training and technical assistance to health centers like CHP to improve clinic operations and health outcomes in our patient population, as well as advocacy on behalf of health centers.​ 

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
For more than 20 years, the Illinois State Board of education (ISBE) has provided grant support to CHP for the provision of comprehensive dental services, health assessments, school physicals for the children and youth of agricultural workers, and parent education regarding adolescent health and wellness. These programs are hosted by local school districts throughout Illinois​.

Kane County Health Department
Kane County Health Department provides a wide array of services to improve the health status of communities throughout the country. Currently CHP is partnering with KCHD and other health providers in the county to improve health outcomes for individuals living with chronic diseases such as diabetes.​

LaSalle County Health Department (LCHD)
As part of the Mendota Health and Wellness collaboration, CHP works closely with LCHD to assure greater continuity of care for the community members we jointly serve who are in need of services such as WIC, prenatal care, and TB diagnosis and treatment​.

Legal Aid Chicago
Legal Aid is free representation in civil legal matters for clients who lack the resources to hire an attorney on their own. Legal Aid Chicago seeks justice for people living in poverty. Through litigation and advocacy, the organizations fight to secure individual rights to affordable housing, basic healthcare, fair working conditions, protection from abuse and economic stability.

McHenry County Health Department’s WIC and Family Case Management Programs
The McHenry County Health Department’s WIC and Family Case Management programs share space with us at our Harvard Area Community Health Center, allowing us to incorporate WIC and Family Care Management services for the benefit of the Harvard Community.​

MHP Salud
MHP Salud implements and operates Community Health Worker programs that provide peer health education and increase access to health resources. Over the last two decades, MHP Salud has provided in-depth training and consultation to CHP to establish, expand and deepen the reach of our Promotores de Salud program, which has been incorporated into our patient care delivery system at four of our clinic sites.

Migrant Clinicians Network
Over the years, CHP has partnered on numerous initiatives to improve the health of migratory populations including Hombres Unidos Contra la Violencia Familiar, the first initiative aimed at the primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence in the Latino agricultural worker community, for which MCN was honored with the 2013 Roth Award which recognized “Hombres Unidos as an innovative project that specifically addresses the needs of underserved populations.” CHP just completed an Occupational Health project that has prepared our medical providers and clinic personnel to more effectively address the work-related health risks, illnesses and injuries associated with agriculture and farm work.

National Association of Community Health Centers
NACHC provides training and technical assistance to health centers like CHP to improve clinic operations and health outcomes in our patient population, as well as legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of health centers at the federal/national level.​

National Center for Farmworker Health
CHP is grateful to the National Center for Farmworker Health for providing facilitation of our entire strategic planning process.

Northern Minnesota Network
The Northern Minnesota Network (NMN) is a 501(c)(3) Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) that provides resources and ongoing support for the creation and operation of health information technology systems with a focus on electronic health record systems (EHRS), which enable CHP and our other Network partners to improve the delivery of health care for the patients and communities we serve.

Pioneer Center for Human Services
Pioneer Center for Human Services is a 501(c)3, non-profit charitable organization that serves more than 4,800 individuals with a wide array of behavioral health and support services. Pioneer Center also conducts outreach for schools and community organizations. CHP is partnering with Pioneer Center to integrate behavioral health services within our primary care services at our Harvard clinic.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and UIC Rockford College of Medicine – Rockford
CHP is honored that our Harvard clinic serves as a training site for medical students at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine – Rockford who have chosen to participate in additional training opportunities with medically underserved populations. Under the direct supervision of UIC-R clinical faculty, these medical students travel to our Harvard Clinic one evening each month to provide care to our agricultural worker patients​.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
CHP has been an HRSA-funded Migrant Health Center since 1991. In 2011, CHP received a New Access Point Grant from the BPHC to open our Harvard Area Community Health Center. The BPHC is our principal source of funding for the provision of the medical, dental and behavioral health services we provide at our network of primary clinics, and for the health education/health promotion and case management services our staff provides to promote healthy behaviors and assure continuity of care for our patients.

Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley
A partner in the Mendota Health and Wellness Center, the YSBIV operates a Hispanic Service Center in the suite adjacent to CHP’s Mendota clinic, which also houses the LaSalle County Health Department WIC program. Together we make essential health, prevention and care coordination services available to the communities we jointly serve.

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