Advocacy Day, Quality Advocacy Showcase Canceled

April 6, 2020

With the active spread of COVID-19 in Illinois, IHA has canceled our two advocacy events in Springfield this month: IHA State Advocacy Day on April 29 and the IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase on April 30.

An impressive 81 quality advocacy showcase projects were received from hospitals and health systems statewide. Although the showcase will not take place, IHA will:

  • Send participating hospital and health systems a PDF of their showcase poster and ask that you share it with your legislators;
  • Distribute our online showcase compendium to all hospitals;
  • Share all showcase posters with legislators and their teams via social media; and
  • Develop a toolkit for members with best practices on reaching out to legislators and sharing your project on social media and with local news media.

During this critical time, members are urged to stay in contact with your state legislators to let them know how your hospital is preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and to make them aware of the issues and challenges you are facing. While it is not clear yet when the General Assembly will go back into session, IHA is working on a COVID-19 relief package for hospitals and health systems, including Medicaid funding and other support state lawmakers will be asked to enact.

More info is available in an IHA memo.