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Disability Rights

Disability Rights

CCHCC organized the Disability Rights Task Force in 2004 to work for improving the quality of health care available to people with disabilities in our community.The Task Force was led by community members with disabilities who were working to educate the community and health care providers about the rights of people and patients with disabilities, the need for proper training among medical personnel to work with people with Disability Rightsdisabilities, as well the need for facilities and medical equipment (for example, exam tables and mammography equipment) tobe accessible to people with disabilities. Ultimately, the Task Force hoped to see all health care facilities in our community become fully accessible while being committed to, and capable of providing, “patient-centered” care to all patients, including people with disabilities.

Our Campaign: The Disability Rights Task Force

Advice from People with Disabilities on Providing Quality Health Care: What Health Care Providers Really Need to Know

Campaign for Real Choice in Illinois

Health Insurance Assistance

Need helpCCHCC’s trained and experienced Community Health Worker (CHW) staff provide a range of services including information, referrals, assistance, advocacy, and case management. Our CHWs are trained as Certified Application Counselors and Senior Health Insurance Program Counselors.

This means that we’ve got you covered! Use the tabs above to learn more about the different types of insurance we can help you navigate, including:

* Marketplace (“Obamacare”) coverage,
* Medicaid,
* Medicare,
* Employee health insurance,
* Retiree health insurance,
* and more.


If you are unsure of what you might be eligible for, or would like help applying, please contact CCHCC at (217) 352-6533. 

 

Open Enrollments

More ways to support CCHCC

AmazonSmile

If you like to shop using Amazon.com, you can shop and support Champaign County Health Care Consumers! When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization. Follow the link below to set CCHCC as the organization you want to support, and then start your shopping from smile.amazon.com.


Community Shares of Illinois

Community Shares of IllinoisCCHCC is a member organization of Community Shares of Illinois. Community Shares partners with workplaces across Illinois to provide giving options through payroll deduction. Community Shares strives to give employees expanded choices in workplace giving programs,enhance awareness of the valuable services provided by local grassroots organizations,generate critically needed support for these organizations, and raise the level of workplace philanthropy in communities across Illinois.

Is Community Shares an option in your workplace? Do you need help starting workplace giving in your office? Community Shares can help you direct your donation to CCHCC or other organizations you care about.

Call Champaign County Health Care Consumers at (217) 352-6533 with questions or to find out how to open up workplace giving in your office!

      Champaign County Health Care Consumers

 

Our Campaign

Each month, the Medicare Task Force members meet to plan, strategize, and stay up to date on legislative developments affecting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other vital programs to low-income seniors.

the Medicare Task Force meets on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Champaign Public Library at 200 W. Green St. in Champaign. For more information or to RSVP for the next meeting, call us at (217) 352-6533.

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Environmental Health

CCHCC believes that one aspect of health care justice is a healthy environment. People deserve to live in safe and healthy neighborhoods with unpolluted water and soil and clean, fresh air. Issues of environmental protection often intersect with environmental racism and issues of poverty. Working on environmental health and justice issues frequently requires working in coalition or collaboration with other community-based organizations.

5th and HillIn the past, CCHCC has participated in the community organizing campaign that resulted in the closing of a medical waste incinerator that was emitting toxic pollution into a low-income neighborhood in Champaign-Urbana.

CCHCC’s current work on environmental health and justice is focused on organizing the 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign. This Campaign is a collaboration between CCHCC and residents of the 5th & Hill neighborhood. The 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign is working to address the issue of the toxic site at 5th and Hill Streets in northern Champaign. The site is the location of a former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP).
 
Mahomet Aquifer dropletCCHCC is also working to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from toxic waste being dumped at the Clinton Landfill. The landfill, which is owned by PDC/AREA Disposal, sits directly above the Mahomet Aquifer, and has created a new kind of dump in order to receive highly toxic, carcinogenic chemical wastes, including Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) wastes.
 
Over 750,000 people in 14 counties rely on the Mahomet Aquifer’s water for their drinking, cleaning, agricultural, and industrial needs. There is no greater environmental or public health threat facing Central Illinois than the possible toxic contamination of the Mahomet Aquifer.
 
Please explore our website to find out more about this campaign and how you can get involved!