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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.

Baby Formula Shortage

If you, or someone you know is affected by the baby formula shortage, download, read, and share this informative brochure produced by DuPage County Health Department.

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.