Public Statements

HealthConnect One supports policies which promote equitable support for moms, babies and families during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting. Below are public statements we have developed, collaborated on, and/or endorsed in recent years. Click any topic below for more detail.

Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act

HC One supports the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, which would create a national family and medical leave insurance program to help ensure that people who work can take the time they need to address serious health and caregiving needs.

HC One stands strongly for all families and fights for their health, safety, and well-being.

Concerned by reports that in Spring 2018, the U.S. Delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) undermined a global resolution aimed at supporting breastfeeding, threatening trade sanctions against Ecuador before yielding to a proposal put forth by Russia, we joined numerous organizations in signing onto:

  • This letter from the United States Breastfeeding Committee to WHA Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, and Department of Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, and
  • This joint letter to WHA Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar

HealthConnect One supports and stands collectively with communities across our country to continue support for MIECHV and CHIP funding as a racial equity issue.

HealthConnect One signed onto this First Focus letter in December 2017.

HealthConnect One signed onto this letter in October 2017.

“MIECHV supports young children and their families through evidence-based home visiting programs that improve outcomes for children, including children’s health and school readiness. In Illinois, MIECHV serves nearly 1,000 families per year, and also funds innovative approaches as well as training and supports for home visitors. CHIP provides health care coverage to over 9 million children across the nation – nearly 326,000 in Illinois through All Kids. Federal CHIP funds contribute nearly $500 million to the Illinois state budget for children’s health care.”

We believe that in order to begin addressing racial equity in our communities, the allocation of resources in our communities is imperative. Continued funding for CHIP and MIECHV is vital to the well-being of our families and communities.

HC One signed onto First Focus Letter of Support – May 2017

HC One signed onto USBC Letter (above) to endorse WHO Guidance – May 2016 HC One participated in Public Citizen campaign to stop the marketing of artificial baby milk in healthcare facilities – May 2014

HealthConnect One supported the call by Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding to oppose a CMS code that would limit reimbursement to IBCLCs – May 2013