EverThrive Illinois

EverThrive Illinois EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan. Over the past 30 years, EverThrive Illinois has worked to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan.
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Since our inception we have emerged as a leader in engaging consumers and providers to inform policy and programs, and our commitment to health equity, diverse voices, and strong partnerships continue to anchor our work. We are dedicated to achieving health equity for women, children, and families by: • advancing access to comprehensive health care and support services; • improving the health outcomes of entire communities and populations; and • engaging community to inform decision-making, build capacity, and build relationships. By aligning our programmatic, policy and advocacy, and community engagement activities with these three primary impact areas, we can improve the health of women, children, and families. Follow us also on Twitter and LinkedIn @EverThriveIL EverThrive IL is committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for dialogue that promotes health and well-being for all. As such, we ask the following guidelines are observed when participating in activity on this page - bit.ly/EverThriveILSocialMediaPolicies. Any post deemed in violation of these guidelines can and will be removed.

Mission: EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan.

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The PRIORITY Study needs YOU to help us better understand the effects of #COVID19 on pregnant and birthing people, and t...
09/24/2020

The PRIORITY Study needs YOU to help us better understand the effects of #COVID19 on pregnant and birthing people, and their newborns.

What is PRIORITY?

PRIORITY is a nationwide study of pregnant or recently pregnant women and birthing people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or being evaluated for COVID-19.

Why is this study being done?
This study is being done to better understand how COVID-19 impacts pregnant women and birthing people, and their newborns.

What do I have to do to participate?
Complete questionnaires about your pregnancy, medical history, and COVID-19 symptoms.

What will I get for participating?
You can receive up to $80 in gift cards.

Enrollment closes in 8 days!!!
https://priority.ucsf.edu/

Our Instagram live with Free the Pill and National Women's Law Center is rescheduled for Tuesday, September 29 at 12:30 ...
09/24/2020

Our Instagram live with Free the Pill and National Women's Law Center is rescheduled for Tuesday, September 29 at 12:30 p.m. CT!
Join EverThrive IL's Reproductive Justice Manager, Aisha Chaudhri , to hear what the recent SCOTUS decision means for birth control access, how the pandemic has exacerbated existing barriers to birth control, and why now is the time to #FreethePill.

09/23/2020

Today's news out of Kentucky is a reminder that our families and communities will never thrive until there is #racialjustice for all. We send our thoughts to Breonna Taylor's loved ones, and we will continue to fight against the violence of racism that our Black communities face every day.

We are still accepting resumes for Deputy Director of Strategy and Programs. Find the full job description and how to ap...
09/22/2020

We are still accepting resumes for Deputy Director of Strategy and Programs. Find the full job description and how to apply on our website - https://lnkd.in/g3-dXKv

Today's Instagram live with EverThrive Illinois Reproductive Justice Manager Aisha Chaudhri is postponed - stay tuned fo...
09/21/2020

Today's Instagram live with EverThrive Illinois Reproductive Justice Manager Aisha Chaudhri is postponed - stay tuned for the new date and time.

#WorldContraceptionDay #FreethePill

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion for the rights and dignity of women and her legacy will inspire future champions for ...
09/21/2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion for the rights and dignity of women and her legacy will inspire future champions for generations. We honor this legacy every day by continuing the fight. #InHerHonor

graphic from Planned Parenthood

The atrocious human rights violations by Irwin Co Detention Center brought to light this week are a painful reminder of ...
09/18/2020

The atrocious human rights violations by Irwin Co Detention Center brought to light this week are a painful reminder of the injustice too many face every day. We applaud Dawn Wooten & demand immediate action be taken. Read our full statement - https://www.everthriveil.org/news/shut-down-irwin

Join EverThrive IL Reproductive Justice Manager, Aisha Chaudhri, live on Instagram this Monday to talk #OTC birth contro...
09/18/2020

Join EverThrive IL Reproductive Justice Manager, Aisha Chaudhri, live on Instagram this Monday to talk #OTC birth control and how we #FreeThePill. Don't miss it!

Free the Pill
National Women's Law Center

COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in the world, so we’re focusing on what is certain. #Vaccines protect your heal...
09/11/2020

COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in the world, so we’re focusing on what is certain. #Vaccines protect your health no matter what life throws at you and they play a vital role in keeping you and your loved ones safe.

Find more information and resources at everthriveil.org/power-to-protect.

While #COVID19 remains present, providers are taking extra precautions to make sure you and your family can attend impor...
09/09/2020

While #COVID19 remains present, providers are taking extra precautions to make sure you and your family can attend important check-ups safely and comfortably.

#CallYourPediatrician to learn more, or find resources and where to #GetVaccinated by visiting www.everthriveil.org/power-to-protect.

September is #InfantMortality Awareness Month, and it's an important time to sit with a painful truth - too many babies ...
09/08/2020
Community health workers are a ‘lifeline’ to pregnant people with COVID-19

September is #InfantMortality Awareness Month, and it's an important time to sit with a painful truth - too many babies are not seeing their first birthday.

It's also a reminder that health does not exist in a vacuum. Community health workers have always been vital access to care. Now they couldn't be more important to the safety of moms and babies.
https://www.ourprism.org/article/2020/9/2/community-health-workers-are-a-lifeline-to-pregnant-people-with-covid

A nationwide patchwork of women workers has become indispensable to immigrant parents.

We are sad to be saying goodbye later this month to Heidi Ortolaza-Alvear. Heidi has been an instrumental leader at Ever...
09/02/2020

We are sad to be saying goodbye later this month to Heidi Ortolaza-Alvear. Heidi has been an instrumental leader at EverThrive Illinois, but we are thrilled for her to take on this incredible new role.

EverThrive IL is currently accepting applications to join our team as Deputy Director of Strategy & Programs. Find the full job description and how to apply on our website - https://www.everthriveil.org/about/jobs-internships

While today marks the end of National Immunization Awareness Month, it's always a good time to check with your provider ...
08/31/2020

While today marks the end of National Immunization Awareness Month, it's always a good time to check with your provider and ensure your family is up-to-date on their vaccines. Find resources, information, and more at everthriveil.org/power-to-protect

#NIAM2020 #GetVaccinated

Skepticism can be healthy, but not vaccinating your kids in full and on time can prose serious risk. Hear one mom's stor...
08/27/2020
What ultimately changed the mind of a mother who refused to vaccinate her kids | CBC Radio

Skepticism can be healthy, but not vaccinating your kids in full and on time can prose serious risk. Hear one mom's story - https://www.cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen/switching-sides-1.5084481/what-ultimately-changed-the-mind-of-a-mother-who-refused-to-vaccinate-her-kids-1.5094543

#GetVaccinated #NIAM2020 #DontWaitVaccinate

Kristen O'Meara chose not to vaccinate her children, despite longstanding scientific evidence that show that vaccines are proven to be safe, and there is no link between receiving vaccines and developing serious or chronic illnesses. But after her family fell ill, she began to change her tune on vac...

08/25/2020
Introducing the NEW Healthy Choices Healthy Futures Perinatal Education Toolkit

Don't miss our webinar next week on the Healthy Choices Healthy Futures Perinatal Toolkit! Join us as we walk through the purpose and content of the toolkit, and share practical ways in which you can use this resource to provide individuals and families with the information needed to make healthy decisions.

Learn more and register here - http://ow.ly/T7pe50B8EVa

EverThrive IL is excited to present the NEW Healthy Choices Healthy Futures Toolkit! This one-stop resource hub offers social service providers and the families they serve trustworthy and expert information to take control of their health at different stages of life. Join us as we share information....

National Immunization Awareness Month ends in just one week. Have you checked with your provider and gotten up-to-date w...
08/25/2020

National Immunization Awareness Month ends in just one week. Have you checked with your provider and gotten up-to-date with your vaccines?
#GetVaccinated #NIAM2020 #DontWaitVaccinate

Vaccines are for the full family!  Getting vaccinated throughout life will help protect you and your family from serious...
08/21/2020
The Adult Vaccine Quiz | CDC

Vaccines are for the full family! Getting vaccinated throughout life will help protect you and your family from serious disease. Check out the adult immunization assessment tool from to find out which vaccines you may be missing -http://ow.ly/IHwm50ANwdb
#NIAM2020 #GetVaccinated

Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz

There's a lot of talk about vaccines, but it can be hard to know who you can trust. When it comes to something this impo...
08/18/2020
The Experts

There's a lot of talk about vaccines, but it can be hard to know who you can trust. When it comes to something this important to our health, it's important to trust the experts - https://stronger.org/the-experts

#NIAM2020 #GetVaccinated #VaxFacts

Be skeptical and ask questions. That's how we'll beat misinformation and protect vaccines. These people and organizations are leading experts and stand out as top communicators about health and misinformation.

Have you checked out how to support #Masks4MOMsIL through our new partners Très Mimi? Visit their site to learn more and...
08/17/2020
Masks-For-Moms - Donate Masks to Underserved Moms In Need — Trés Mimi

Have you checked out how to support #Masks4MOMsIL through our new partners Très Mimi? Visit their site to learn more and get involved - https://www.tresmimi.com/shop/masks-for-moms-direct-donation

The need for masks for pregnant and postpartum women in many parts of Metro Chicago remains strong. But, instead of making masks, you can purchase them - We take care of delivering masks and a smile right to women-in-need.

#COVID19 has placed a unique strain on the already special health needs of those who are pregnant. Masks for MOMs IL is ...
08/12/2020
Safe Pregnancy As COVID-19 Surges: What's Best For Mom And Baby?

#COVID19 has placed a unique strain on the already special health needs of those who are pregnant. Masks for MOMs IL is addressing this by getting a reusable cloth face mask to those who are expecting. Find out more and get involved
at - https://coeinmch.uic.edu/masks-for-moms/

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/07/17/891455307/navigating-pregnancy-risks-in-the-covid-19-era

Navigating the pandemic's challenges is especially stressful if you're pregnant, expectant mothers say. OB-GYNs offer practical advice on minimizing risks of infection while still leaving the house.

Vaccines give you the power to protect those you love - contact a health care provider and make sure you are up-to-date!...
08/10/2020

Vaccines give you the power to protect those you love - contact a health care provider and make sure you are up-to-date!

#NIAM2020 #GetVaccinated

It is natural to still feel nervous about #COVID19, but staying up-to-date on your vaccines is crucial to protecting you...
08/07/2020

It is natural to still feel nervous about #COVID19, but staying up-to-date on your vaccines is crucial to protecting your health. Call your provider to see what changes they've made, and make an appointment to get vaccinated today!

#GetVaccinated #NIAM2020

Chicago residents! CDPH is providing no-cost school vaccines throughout August. Call (312) 746- 9096 to make an appointm...
08/06/2020

Chicago residents! CDPH is providing no-cost school vaccines throughout August. Call (312) 746- 9096 to make an appointment or find dates, locations, and more info at https://www.everthriveil.org/power-to-protect

#GetVaccinated #ivax2protect #NIAM2020

"We organize, we create resource after resource, we march to exhaustion, we cry and we comfort and we bring joy. Trust u...
08/05/2020
Black Women Are Tired of People Trying to Control Our Bodies—So Wake Up

"We organize, we create resource after resource, we march to exhaustion, we cry and we comfort and we bring joy. Trust us, stand with us—or get out of our way." - Nia Martin-Robinson, Director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood.

#BlackLivesMatter #ReproductiveJustice

Y’all I’m tired. I’m tired of white supremacy and patriarchy. I’m tired of the systems that police, control and murder Black trans women. I’m tired of the systems that allow Breonna Taylor to be murdered in her home while her killers are allowed to roam free. I’m tired of the systems tha...

#VaxFact - Pregnant people who get vaccinated pass antibodies to their developing babies, providing vital protection for...
08/04/2020
Vaccines & Pregnancy: Top 7 Things You Need to Know

#VaxFact - Pregnant people who get vaccinated pass antibodies to their developing babies, providing vital protection for their first few months of life. Talk to your provider to learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xwAFH

@CDCgov #ivax2protect #NIAM2020

Read the top seven things you need to know about vaccines and pregnancy.

Masks for MOMs has now collected and distributed over 12,000 masks for pregnant Chicagoans! This month, we're excited to...
08/03/2020
Sewing Masks For Pregnant, Postpartum Women: Glenview Shop Helps

Masks for MOMs has now collected and distributed over 12,000 masks for pregnant Chicagoans! This month, we're excited to announce a new partnership with Très Mimi to make it even easier to support this important work. https://patch.com/illinois/glenview/sewing-masks-pregnant-postpartum-women-glenview-shop-helps?fbclid=IwAR0R_EDBSox9CwBZtUN1-6Sl5xiJRLZbyQVMKQjcTShYgI_ttoFTjbckJiw

Glenview business owner Jill Weeks is working with the Masks-For-Moms campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August is #NIAM2020 and there's no better way to recognize their medical marvel than getting up-to-date! With vaccines, ...
08/01/2020

August is #NIAM2020 and there's no better way to recognize their medical marvel than getting up-to-date! With vaccines, you have the power to protect yourself and those you love. Find resources, information and more at everthriveil.org/power-to-protect

#ivax2protect #GetVaccinated

EverThrive Illinois is excited to announce the launch of the NEW Healthy Choices Healthy Futures Toolkit! This one-stop ...
07/27/2020

EverThrive Illinois is excited to announce the launch of the NEW Healthy Choices Healthy Futures Toolkit! This one-stop resource hub offers social services providers and the families they serve trustworthy and expert information.

From prenatal to postpartum, and the reproductive periods in-between, check out this great resource at -
https://www.healthychoiceshealthyfutures.org/

As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of EverThrive Illinois' Contraceptive Justice Report, we’re excited to release ...
07/23/2020

As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of EverThrive Illinois' Contraceptive Justice Report, we’re excited to release this Policy Crosswalk – a guide to reproductive and contraceptive health care in 11 key states and D.C., including Illinois.

Check out the crosswalk here - everthriveil.org/content/cj-project-policy-crosswalk

As Illinois adjusts to a new normal, we can all protect ourselves and those we love with social distancing, frequent han...
07/22/2020

As Illinois adjusts to a new normal, we can all protect ourselves and those we love with social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing a face mask.

Equally important is vaccinating. We're chatting with AllianceChicago and Chicago Department of Public Health ONE hour to learn how to promote immunizations during COVID-19 and programs available that ensure everyone can access life-saving vaccines. Register at https://bit.ly/32PUIPT and join us on Twitter for a live-tweeting of the webinar at twitter.com/EverThriveIL

Join us tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. for the latest in our #COVID19 webinar series!EverThrive Illinois is excited to welcome A...
07/21/2020
Promoting Vaccines During COVID-19 | EverThrive Illinois

Join us tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. for the latest in our #COVID19 webinar series!

EverThrive Illinois is excited to welcome AllianceChicago and Chicago Department of Public Health for a panel discussion on promoting #vaccines during the pandemic. Find out more and register here - http://everthriveil.org/event/covid19-webinar-vaccines

NEW DATE - Join EverThrive IL, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and AllianceChicago for the latest in our series of webinars addressing the most pressing needs of families and social service providers during COVID-19. This panel discussion will explore how social service providers can engage...

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