(410 ILCS 100/15)
(a) Subject to appropriations for that purpose, the Department shall establish and administer a grant program to implement this Act.
(b) The Department shall do the following:
(1) Publicize the availability of funds and
establish an application process for submitting a grant proposal.
(2) Provide technical assistance and training,
including a statewide meeting promoting best practice programs, as requested, to grant recipients.
(3) Develop uniform data reporting requirements for
the purpose of evaluating the performance of the grant recipients and demonstrating improved health outcomes.
(4) Develop a monitoring process to evaluate
progress toward meeting grant objectives.
(5) Coordinate with the Illinois Department of Human
Services and existing community-based programs, such as chronic disease community intervention programs, cancer prevention and control programs, diabetes control programs, the Children's Health Insurance (KidCare) Program, the HIV/AIDS program, immunization programs, and other related programs at the State and local levels, to avoid duplication of effort and promote consistency.
(c) The Office of Minority Health within the Department shall establish measurable outcomes to achieve the goal of reducing health disparities in the following priority areas: asthma; breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer screening; kidney disease; HIV/AIDS; hepatitis C; sexually transmitted diseases; adult and child immunizations; cardiovascular disease; and accidental injuries and violence.
The Office of Minority Health shall enhance current data tools to ensure a statewide assessment of the risk behaviors associated with the health disparity priority areas identified in this subsection. To the extent feasible, the Office shall conduct the assessment so that the results may be compared to national data.
(d) The Director may appoint an ad hoc advisory committee to: examine areas where public awareness, public education, research, and coordination regarding racial and ethnic health outcome disparities are lacking; consider access and transportation issues that contribute to health status disparities; and make recommendations for closing gaps in health outcomes and increasing the public's awareness and understanding of health disparities that exist between racial and ethnic populations.
(Source: P.A. 94-447, eff. 1-1-06.)
(410 ILCS 100/25)
Grant proposal requirements.
(a) A proposal for a grant under this Act must be submitted to the Department for review.
(b) A proposal for a grant must include each of the following elements:
(1) The purpose and objectives of the proposed
project, including identification of the particular racial or ethnic disparity the project will address. The proposal must address one or more of the following priority areas:
(A) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
maternal and infant mortality rates.
(B) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
morbidity and mortality rates relating to cancer.
(C) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
morbidity and mortality rates relating to HIV/AIDS.
(D) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
morbidity and mortality rates relating to cardiovascular disease.
(E) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
morbidity and mortality rates relating to diabetes.
(F) Increasing adult and child immunization
rates in certain racial and ethnic populations.
(G) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
(2) Identification and relevance of the target
(3) Methods for obtaining baseline health status
data and assessment of community health needs.
(4) Mechanisms for mobilizing community resources
and gaining local commitment.
(5) Development and implementation of health
promotion and disease prevention interventions.
(6) Mechanisms and strategies for evaluating the
project's objectives, procedures, and outcomes.
(7) A proposed work plan, including a timeline for
implementing the project.
(8) The likelihood that project activities will
occur and continue in the absence of funding.
(c) The Department shall give priority to proposals that:
(1) Represent areas with the greatest documented
racial and ethnic health status disparities.
(2) Exceed the minimum local contribution
requirements specified in Section 30.
(3) Demonstrate broad-based local support and
commitment from entities representing racial and ethnic populations, including non-Hispanic whites. Indicators of support and commitment may include agreements to participate in the program, letters of endorsement, letters of commitment, interagency agreements, or other forms of support.
(4) Demonstrate a high degree of participation by
the health care community in clinical preventive service activities and community-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions.
(5) Have been submitted from counties with a high
proportion of residents living in poverty and with poor health status indicators.
(6) Demonstrate a coordinated community approach to
addressing racial and ethnic health issues within existing publicly financed health care programs.
(7) Incorporate intervention mechanisms that have a
high probability of improving the targeted population's health status.
(8) Demonstrate a commitment to quality management
in all aspects of project administration and implementation.
(Source: P.A. 94-447, eff. 1-1-06.)