Planning Grant to Increase Well-Woman Visits in your Community
CSFA Number: 482-00-2098
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Sarah O'Connor-Bennett
(217) 524-9297
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health Services receives federal Title V funding each year to improve maternal, child, and infant health outcomes across the state. Funded activities align with the state’s action plan and selected priority needs.
One state priority need is to assure accessibility, availability and quality of preventive and primary care for all women, particularly for women of reproductive age. The Illinois Department of Public Health has chosen the goal of increasing the percent of women ages 18-44 with a preventive medical visit (well-woman visit) in the past year to monitor success in this area.
A well-woman visit is an annual physical which includes preventive services, screening, counseling/discussion and immunizations. Well-woman visits should be comprehensive in nature and are important for all women across the life span. These visits play a critical role in screening for mental health conditions and in the management of chronic diseases. For women of reproductive age, these visits should also include discussion of a reproductive life plan and identification of activities to achieve optimal health prior to pregnancy if applicable. During 2016, 69.2% of women ages 18-44 had a well woman visit in the past year, translating to 7 in 10 Illinois women. A variety of factors impact a woman’s ability to receive care including cost, availability of providers, transportation, competing priorities and health literacy (understanding the importance of preventive care and knowing how to navigate the health care system).
IDPH Goal: The Illinois Department of Public Health has set a priority of increasing the percent of women ages 18-44 with a preventive medical visit (well-woman visit) in the past year to. To aid in accomplishing this goal, IDPH is providing funding to organizations who work with women ages 18-44 to develop and implement a plan to positively impact the number of women seeking well-woman care. Subject to funding availability, grant funding will be provided in Fiscal Year 2020 to implement devised plan. Example activities could include using the CityMatCH Well-Woman Toolkit, providing education and training to women to increase health literacy, and developing local resource guides for where women could access care.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Objectives and Goals
• Summarize how your organization has been involved in well-women care in your community over the past three to five years.
• List current organization activities related well-woman care in your community.
• Provide a 6-month project plan of activities.
• Project Work Plan
• Budget
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Eligibility Requirements
• Local health departments
• Federally Qualified Health Centers
• WIC clinics
• Community groups with 501-C3 status
• Other safety net providers
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Staff will review applications through competitive-grant review
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
A mid-grant and end of grant report will be due. April 15, 2019 and August 15, 2019
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsNA$20000 - $3000002/22/2019 - 03/25/2019 : 5:00pm
DetailsNA$20000 - $3000003/19/2019 - 04/18/2019 : 5:00pm