My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for DuPage Health Coalition, Carol Stream, IL, USA
The initial mission and vision of, what is now the DuPage Health, was groundbreaking and, dare I say, almost impossible to believe that it would be successful However, the leaders of this organization were relentless in their goal of bringing medical access to individuals who desperately needed it. The development of the program and its services was a huge undertaking, but I believe that its success was due to the endless hours the team spent with local public benefits organizations, medical professionals, emergency room personnel and, of course, individuals in need, to find the best way for everyone to work together and bring primary health care to indigent populations in DuPage County. As a community organization who sees the needs of uninsured individuals on a regular basis, the DuPage Health Coalition is the "go to" referral for everyone who we see in need of insurance, marketplace questions and medical /pharmacy referrals.
The services offered by the DuPage Health Coalition have grown through the years and each new program is designed on the current needs of DuPage county communities with quick and efficient roll outs per geographical needs. To date, our organization has partnered with DHC to bring services like flu shot clinics, enrollment specialists, Covid-19 safety education materials, masks and PPE kits, directly to our location for the clients we serve. DHC also donated disposable medical masks to our staff and volunteers to help protect us during our food pantry distributions and client appointments during the beginning of the pandemic.
The dedication of this organization has been able to decrease the load of ER visits from chronically ill patients, provided financial assistance for insurance premiums, offer free and low cost prescription medication, provided peace of mind to thousands of uninsured individuals who know they have access to medical care if, and when, needed. Most importantly, they have saved people's lives.
I am very grateful to have DuPage Health Coalition in our community and as our partner.
Juanita and Wayne Township's commitment to their community is unmatched. Our partnership with them is a key component of our success and we couldn't be more grateful.