The Illinois Maternal Health Strategic Plan, developed by the statewide Illinois Maternal Health Task Force, is a call to action to address the stark inequities in maternal, infant, and family health outcomes in Illinois. This Strategic Plan builds on multiple prior efforts to understand and explicate the causes of these inequities and is the work of diverse entities and individuals.
The Strategic Plan is intended to guide, support, and/or strengthen the efforts of multiple organizations, groups, and individuals to reverse these inequities. The Strategic Plan is not static but rather a living document that will transform as strategies are adopted, enacted, tested, and evaluated. It is hoped that the multiple strategies and action steps outlined in the Strategic Plan will eliminate inequities and improve the health and well-being of all pregnant persons and their families as Illinois forges a better way forward together.
The Illinois Maternal Health Strategic Plan is currently in its second iteration and reflects progress made by the Illinois Maternal Health Task Force during 2020 and 2021 and plans for 2022 and beyond.
The first version of the Illinois Maternal Health Strategic Plan was developed by the Illinois Maternal Health Task Force during March-October 2020 and published online in February 2021. Click here to download the first version of the Illinois Maternal Health Strategic Plan (2021).