As new models of payment and healthcare delivery rapidly emerge, we must increasingly align efforts across the hospital, physician group, community health centers, and the 7 health sciences colleges to ensure that our patients receive comprehensive, coordinated care. We also must represent our priorities and initiatives with local, state and federal legislators so that UI Health may continue to educate future leaders in healthcare, explore new discoveries, and deliver high-quality affordable healthcare to our patients and communities across Illinois and beyond.

The Health Affairs Advocacy and Government Relations staff in the VCHA office provide policy expertise, programmatic leadership, coordination, and support for initiatives that stem from policy changes and government activity at the state and federal levels.

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