posted by AHIP
on April 2, 2021
Earlier this week, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that Illinois will launch a Vaccine Community Connectors Program in the state to reduce COVID-19 vaccination disparities. The Vaccine Community Connectors program is being launched in collaboration with AHIP and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
Prioritizing equity has been a critical component in every phase of the state’s vaccine administration plan. In particular, we have intentionally set aside allocations of vaccine for providers in communities with a high social vulnerability index and have engaged with community partners to provide vaccinations in a way that is accessible by local communities,” said Governor JB Pritzker in the press release. “Through this public-private partnership, the first of its kind in the nation, we will be able to better coordinate resources and provider more efficient vaccine access for our seniors.
Participating health plans, supported by AHIP, BCBSA, Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP), and Illinois Life and Health Insurance Council (ILHIC) will partner in the following ways:
The State of Illinois, supported by vaccine providers, will partner in the following ways:
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