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Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), one of the largest independent, physician-owned orthopedic practices in the United States, is proud to announce the continuation of a partnership between the IBJI CARES Foundation and the Northbrook-based nonprofit organization Glenkirk to support its mission to serve those in the community with intellectual disabilities. 

IBJI CARES established the charitable partnership in 2020, but due to challenges related to COVID-19, the desired fundraising goals could not be achieved in 2020 and 2021. Extending the partnership into 2022 will provide more opportunities to benefit Glenkirk with better attendance at scheduled events. 

Read the full article here: www.ibji.com/blog

IARF Action Alert

WE MUST CONTINUE TO DO BETTER - Support Full DHS Rate Study Funds in FY23

Governor Pritzker has proposed his state fiscal year budget that put forward a $94.8 million investment in new funding for the Guidehouse Rate study, which is the roadmap for sustainable I/DD funding in Illinois. While we greatly appreciate this investment, this investment falls short of the total $246.8 million needed to FULLY fund the rate study as called for in the report. We desperately need full funding to ensure a living wage for staff and to build capacity needed to pull Illinois back into compliance with the Ligas Consent Decree and prepare for implementation of the federal home and community-based rules by next year.

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