Townhall - An Overview of Monkeypox Virus (MPX)
The Health Equity and Access Response Team (HEART) collaborated with Northshore-Edward-Elmhurst and Naper Pride to present a townhall meeting on MPX. A recording of the meeting can be found below, along with slide decks from the meeting's two presenters. The meeting included:
An update on local activity from Rashmi Chugh, MD, Medical Officer, DuPage County Health Depoartment
An overview of MPX, its prevention and treatment from Jonathan Pinsky, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist at Northshore-Edward-Elmhurst
A panel on MPX and emotional health, featuring Denika McMillen, LCSW, a psychotherapist at Vitae Health and Allison Mitch, DPT, a physical therapist and sexuality counselor.
Illinois Child Care Assistance Program
The Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable child care that allows them to continue working and contributes to the healthy, emotional and social development of the child. Families are required to cost-share on a sliding scale based on family size, income, and number of children in care.
A family may be eligible for the Child Care Assistance Program if:
The children are under the age of 13,
A parent/guardian is working or enrolled in an approved education or training program, and
The family's monthly gross income is at or below 225% FPL.
Access Illinois' online CCAP Application and tips for completing the application.
Visit YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Child Care Assistance Program webpage with access to additional information and assistance.
Public Benefits Training for Early Childhood Providers
DuPage Federation has developed an interactive training course for providers who are interested in learning the basics of public benefits, specifically Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to provide guidance and support to their clients who may benefit from these services. The course includes information that is relevant to providers who serve families with young children including early childhood providers. The training is self-paced and provides the learner with the following information about Medicaid, TANF and SNAP:
What is it?
Who is eligible?
What are the benefits?
How to apply?
The training is free for providers who serve DuPage County residents and $10.00 for providers who do not serve residents of DuPage County. To request access to the training, use the Register button below. Please note, the contact information we ask you to provide will ONLY be used to confirm location and to send you access to the training.