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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.

Click here to read the full press release.

The AHEC Program Needs Your Help

Apr 03, 2014

Funding for AHEC is not included in the Federal FY 2015 Budget. The Chicago Area Health Education Center (Chicago AHEC) at Health & Medicine is working with other members of the Illinois AHEC Network and the National AHEC Organization to ensure Congressional support for the AHEC program. Ask your members of Congress to support the Title VII AHEC program at $75 million for FY 2015. It is important to reach out to members of Congress now, as they must submit their appropriations requests by April 5th. Click here for more information.