Leaders from United Power for Action and Justice, Fox River Valley Initiative, DuPage United and Lake County United convened representatives from law enforcement, health care providers and non-profits to meet with Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his top staff. This powerful group pressed for an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rate for Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU), which will help end the pipeline to prison and unclog crowded emergency rooms. This will reduce Medicaid cost by diverting from emergency rooms. On July 11, a ribbon cutting was held on the new addition at Holy Cross Hospital, which will now be able to move patients out of a crowded makeshift space to a fully operating Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), increasing capacity threefold. This is the first of 5 CSUs in the 5 county region.