We’re hitting the road to deliver good health where it’s needed!
In 2015, our fleet of three Care Vans provided more than 14,500 FREE immunizations statewide, including the Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Annual Flu Clinic campaign, which serviced all 50 Chicago wards.
We also helped provide dental screenings, restorative services and dental education to 2,275 school children in Edgar and Champaign Counties, as well as HIV/AIDS education and screenings in and around Peoria.
Our Care Vans provide more than mobile medicine – they also promote health literacy. The vans helped more than 11,000 people better understand the basics of health care and health insurance.
New Program for Seniors
New this year was our collaboration with Walgreens, Telligen® and Everthrive Illinois to provide flu and pneumonia vaccinations, as well as health education to senior citizens who live in 51 Chicago Housing Authority™ buildings.
Responding to a Crisis
In the summer of 2015, a serious outbreak of meningitis struck communities in and around Chicago. We rallied to help stop this public health emergency by stationing the Care Van at targeted locations and provided nearly 3,000 meningitis vaccinations.