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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.

Announcement for Medicaid Members

Do you receive health insurance through Medicaid?  If so, don't risk losing your health insurance.  To keep your insurance, Illinois Medicaid needs to be able to reach you to send you paperwork.  Give them an address where mail can always reach you.  Updating your address is easy, fast, and free. 


Call Monday - Friday 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM.  Or update online anytime of the day or night.

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Mental Health Resources

DuPage County Health Department has developed a web page with valuable resources for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or contemplating suicide or anyone who knows someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis or contemplating suicide.  The page streamlines the list of crisis mental health resources and provides information as to what each resource can assist with.  Please do not hesitate to share this information.