Illinois is receiving more than $2 million in federal grants to help provide health care to mothers and their children across the state.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The money is particularly targeted at helping low-income people and those living in areas with limited access to health care, such as rural communities.
Duckworth says if a woman can’t afford pre- or post-natal healthcare it can “devastate her entire family.”
The grants will be administered through the Illinois Department of Public Health.