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The Deadly Cost of Being Uninsured

Apr 24, 2014

An opinion piece by Health & Medicine Board Member Joe Feinglass has been published in Aljazeera America. A Research Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Feinglass’s article addresses the costs, both financial and in terms of poor health outcomes, faced by individuals without insurance.

“For more than 40 years, studies have documented that continuously or intermittently uninsured adults have fewer doctor visits and receive less preventive care,” Dr. Feinglass writes.

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Margie Schaps Speaking at NIU on the Affordable Care Act

Apr 10, 2014

Health & Medicine’s Executive Director, Margie Schaps, will be speaking at Northern Illinois University on Thursday, April 10 from 6:00-7:30pm. Her presentation is entitled, “Achieving Health Equity: How Far Does the Affordable Care Act Take Us?” and is part of the School of Nursing and Health Studies Graduate Colloquium. Click here for more information.

Policy Analyst Erica Martinez Participates in UIC Panel

Apr 09, 2014

Health & Medicine Policy Analyst Erica Martinez took part in the 2nd Annual Women in Public Health Panel at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health on Wednesday, April 9.  The networking event featured four women at different stages in their Public Health careers and included discussion of their experiences and accomplishments. Erica spoke about her policy work at Health & Medicine including her current work on Community Health Worker legislation (HB5412) and about her role in the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program.

Toni Preckwinkle to Give Keynote Address at Schweitzer Celebration of Service

Apr 07, 2014

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows program announced today that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will be speaking at the 2014 Annual Celebration of Service to be held on Thursday, April 17 at Northwestern University.

President Preckwinkle’s address, entitled “Now More Than Ever: Answering the Call to Service,” will be part of an evening of programing celebrating the achievements of the 2013-14 class of Schweitzer Fellows, graduate students from throughout Chicago who have spent the year designing and implementing projects to help address the health needs of underserved Chicago communities.

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