The Illinois Maternal Health Strategic Plan was developed by the Illinois Maternal Health Task Force during March-October 2020. Both the Task Force and Strategic Plan were created in response to requirements of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funded State Maternal Health Innovation Program. Nine states were awarded this five-year project including the Innovations to ImPROve Maternal OuTcomEs in Illinois (I PROMOTE-IL) led by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I PROMOTE-IL assembled a diverse group of stakeholders and formed the Illinois Maternal Health Task Force, which met for the first time in March 2020 to create a shared vision, mission and values to guide the strategic planning process.
Health equity for women, pregnant persons, and families in Illinois, across race, ethnicity, class, geography, immigration status, and ability, where all have what they need to be healthy and reach their full potential.
To provide leadership in developing statewide strategies to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and to achieve maternal health equity by eliminating disparities and improving the overall health of women, pregnant persons, and families in Illinois.
The values of the Illinois Maternal Health Task Force describe how we strive to work both as a group and in collaboration with stakeholders, communities and other partners, as the Strategic Plan is designed and implemented: Equity, Collaboration, Quality, Science/Evidence, and Community Empowerment.