ACA Implementation: County-Level Work

TASC and its Center for Health and Justice are involved in several healthcare reform implementation projects at the county level.

ACA Implementation Work

Year Type Title PDF or Related Link
2015 Service Focus or Project Service Network Innovation CollaborativeIn February 2015, TASC received funding from the Polk Bros. Foundation to facilitate a collaborative process for providing services to individuals being released from Cook County Jail who have significant mental health treatment needs. The aim is to...
2014 Service Focus or Project Jail Pre-Release Discharge Planning and ReferralTASC, with funding from the Michael Reese Health Trust, in conjunction with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Cermak Health Services (the healthcare provider inside the jail), is working to create linkage infrastructure for persons with serious...
2014 Service Focus or Project Health Care Reform-ready Court ProcessesThe Circuit Court of Cook County is piloting court processes to identify how sentencing practices may be influenced when there is ready access to healthcare in the community, including substance use and mental health treatment. Through this pilot...
2013 Service Focus or Project Planning in Winnebago County, Illinois In 2013, with support from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and the Rockford Health Council, the Chief Judge of the 17th Circuit (north central Illinois) convened a planning process to anticipate the benefits of the ACA for the...
2013 Service Focus or Project Medicaid Application Assistance in a Jail SettingThe Cook County jail is the largest single-site jail in the United States, holding some 9,000 individuals at any given time. The vast majority—90 percent—are pretrial detainees, and 50 percent are released within two weeks. Serious mental health and...
2012 Service Focus or Project The Justice & Health Initiative (Cook County, Illinois)Through the support of The Chicago Community Trust, TASC is facilitating a health reform strategy and implementation process on behalf of the Presiding Judge of the Cook County Criminal Courts, bringing together leaders from the justice and health...
2012 Training Training for Madison County, IllinoisIn support of Madison County's Adult Redeploy initiative, CHJ provided training on offender cultures, probation supervision, post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans, and implications of the Affordable Care Act. The Adult Redeploy initiative...