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More people than ever need CCHCC’s help. Help give the gift of health.

December 22, 2021

Dear friends,

We at Champaign County Health Care Consumers think that health is the greatest gift!

As you prepare for the holidays, please consider giving the greatest gift – the gift of health – by making an end-of-the-year contribution to Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC).

This year has been especially challenging for our community – the COVID pandemic has affected so many individuals and families, forcing them to face challenges they’ve never faced before.

CCHCC has been on the front lines, providing free services helping community members get health insurance, get COVID testing and vaccine information, providing information and assistance with applications for housing and rental support, paying for prescriptions for low-income individuals, and more.

In addition to our usual work, we also stepped up earlier this year to help medically-fragile homeless individuals with motel stays and connecting them to housing voucher programs. This work has been extremely challenging and time-consuming and required intensive case management services.

Every month, our dedicated and highly skilled staff help give the gift of health to hundreds of community members by providing free services to help people get the health care, health insurance, prescriptions, and other services and benefits that they need.

Every year, Champaign County Health Care Consumers helps our community members enroll in health insurance – whether it is Medicare, Medicaid, or ACA Marketplace plans.

You can learn more about our enrollment work here.

Did you know that Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) gets no federal or state funding to help community members enroll in health insurance? And yet, even without federal or state funding, CCHCC has been doing enrollment work for the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace plans since the very beginning – October 2013. And our services are free!

CCHCC staff are federally Certified Application Counselors, and we provided our free services to help thousands of community members get, and keep, affordable health insurance.

Besides ACA Marketplace plans, our staff also help with Medicare enrollment, Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, and Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care plans.  

Did you know that CCHCC is THE ONLY organization in our community that helps people with ALL kinds of health insurance enrollment? This means that, no matter what you need – whether it’s help with Medicare, Medicaid, or the ACA Marketplace – we can help!

We help community members get covered during Open Enrollment, and beyond Open Enrollment – people need help year-round, when life circumstances change, and their health insurance options and needs change.

How can we do this work without federal or state grants? The funding that supports CCHCC’s enrollment work comes from community support – including from individual contributions from people like you!

You can help give the greatest gift – the gift of health!
Please consider making a special end-of-the-year contribution to CCHCC to help
us continue to provide free services to hundreds of clients per month. We are not doctors and nurses, but our Community Health Workers help give our clients the gift of health by providing the services and support needed so that individuals and families can get health insurance and help to overcome the barriers they face in getting health care. These services are provided on a one-to-one basis, at no cost to the client, and are frequently very time-intensive.

And of course, if you – or anyone you know – needs help, please call us at (217) 352-6533 or email us at We can help!

We are a small organization, but with your help, we have a big impact!

Thank you for all your support and your involvement!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year in 2022.



Claudia Lennhoff
Executive Director
Champaign County Health Care Consumers