Create a Better Illinois

March 20, 2019

National Analysis Makes Case for Reassessing Human Service Reimbursement Rates

How well does Illinois reimburse families to provide basic or traditional foster care to children?

Illinois Partners’ latest report, Create a Better Illinois, shows reimbursement rates for foster care families fall far below the rates of 10 peer states.

A strong and stable human services infrastructure fosters potential and builds strong, thriving communities. This new reports makes the case for further exploring how paying Illinois providers too little for what they do affects community well-being and challenges policymakers to adequately fund human services.