Rep. Schmidt Appointed to Children’s Health Caucus

State Representative Kevin Schmidt has been appointed to the Children’s Health Caucus, a group of Illinois legislators who review data concerning the physical, social, and emotional health and well-being of children and adolescents in Illinois. They explore evidence-based policies and programs to achieve health equity for children, families, and communities throughout the state. The Children’s Health Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral caucus established to review early childhood development.

The Children’s Health Caucus believes that:

  • Every Illinois child should receive meaningful, timely, equitable access to appropriate, high value, quality health care with the state working to reduce health disparities.
  • Every Illinois child should be protected from injury, abuse, neglect, and crime.
  • Poor child health is often attributable to poverty and other social determinants of health such as racism, education, recreational opportunities and other circumstances.
  • Unaddressed childhood health issues can have negative implications across a person’s lifespan.

“I’m honored to be appointed to the Children’s Health Caucus,” Rep. Schmidt said. “Investments in adolescent health support the long-term economic and social well-being of our state. I’m excited to see how my colleagues and I can work together to champion this cause and better the lives of children all across Illinois.”

Rep. Schmidt proudly serves the people of the 114th District in Illinois.