Who We Are

Established in 2020, Illinois Unidos is a coalition of 150+ Latinx healthcare providers, policymakers, experts, nonprofits, and leaders. As the most extensive statewide coalition in the U.S., we’ve impacted 500,000 individuals through initiatives like community health worker networks, bilingual COVID-19 information, health policy advocacy, and equitable resource promotion. Incorporated in February, we submitted our 501c3 application in November 2023. With a dedicated board and staff, our focus is on capacity building, leadership development, and community-centered health policy efforts, guided by grassroots leaders to address historic health disparities within the state’s Latinx community, extending services to northern Illinois.

Our Aspirations

Every Latinx family in Illinois has equal access to high-quality healthcare, robust pandemic relief, well-paid jobs with workplace protections, and comprehensive public services, regardless of immigration status.

Our Efforts

Boldly champion an equitable recovery from the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and historic racism, advocating for access to quality healthcare, secure and well- paid employment, and an improved quality of life.

Our Foundation


We embolden Community Health Workers with essential tools and leadership skills within a healing environment, enabling them to serve their communities with confidence and deliver impactful resources.


We provide bilingual health information and conduct train-the-trainer workshops with professionals and community health workers for the Latinx community, ensuring effective learning, empowerment, and awareness of vital health information.

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We empower members and partners with essential skills, building capacity and leadership to fortify the Latinx community against Long-COVID and comorbidities like Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, and Asthma, magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.


We advocate for policies addressing COVID- 19 and health disparities in Illinois’ Latino community. Engaging stakeholders, we educate policymakers for comprehensive recovery, prioritizing targeted public investments and state-level policies benefiting not only the Latinx community but also other affected communities of color.