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APHA Chicago Events

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
October 20, 2015
Health & Medicine is pleased to share a rundown of some of the events taking place during this year’s APHA in Chicago. We will continue to update this list with events and activities around the conference, and please feel free to share any information with us by emailing Erica Martinez at While we are happy to share this information, we have not been involved in the planning or content of the many of the events and will not be able to answer any questions unless specified under the event. Thank you.

Radical History Tours
Health & Medicine is pleased to offer five Radical History Tours at this year’s APHA meeting in Chicago. The tours are being co-sponsored by: the Spirit of 1848 Caucus, the Nursing Section, and the Occupational Health and Safety Section of APHA. In addition to four scheduled tours, a self-guided tour (with a printable PDF guide) will be made available. You can read more about the tours here and per-registration is required.
  • Little Village Community Tour - Saturday, October 31, 2015 • Time: 1:00 – 3:00
  • Haymarket Square Tour and Reenactment - Saturday, October 31, 2015 • Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (w/ option to have dinner/drinks w/ others at Haymarket Brewery)
  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and UIC African-American Cultural Center - Sunday, November 1, 2015 • Time: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Old Cook County Hospital, John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital, and Community Nursing History - Sunday, November 1, 2015 • Time: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • A City of Neighborhoods: On the Green Line, a Self-Guided Tour from Bronzeville to Oak Park - Self-Guided Tour (Download here)
Tickets are required. You can check if tickets are still available for the tour you are interested in here. Please email Health & Medicine Policy Research Group at

Expanding the Bounds of Public Health: A Learning List for Chicago and Illinois
Health & Medicine Policy Research Group is pleased to share Expanding the Bounds of Public Health: A Learning List for Chicago and Illinois (Version 1), which includes books, films, audio recordings, and articles that focus on topics that are relevant to public health in Chicago and/or Illinois. Click here to read more.

Region V Community Health Worker Summit

October 30 – 31, 2015 | Chicago, IL
This Summit will take place in two locations:

October 30, 2015
US Department of Health and Human Services Region V –
Chicago Regional Office
233 North Michigan Ave, 13th Floor

October 31, 2015
National Louis University
122 S Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor Atrium

To register, please visit:
For more information, contact Venoncia Baté-Ambrus at or Judy Dixon at

Community Health Worker Site Tour and Reception
Calling all CHWs and stakeholders…Take a break from the APHA and come hang with your Peers from across the nation. Join us for a Chicago CHW site tour and reception. Expect, fun, food, drinks and dancing!

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Site Tour: 5 pm—6 pm
Enlace/Universidad Popular
2801 S. Hamlin, Chgo.IL
Reception: 6:30 pm—9:30 pm
1647 S. Blue Island
Click here to view the flier.

Wandy Hernandez:  312-878-7018,
Leticia Boughton Price: 312-878-7015,

Health and Safety Action
Saturday 10/31/15 – 3 PM – 5 PM   Location - TBD
Health and Safety Screening/Reception
Saturday 10/31/15 – 6 PM – 8:30 PM - Location – UIC SPH 1603 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612. The main event would be a screening of the new film on the perils of Temp work - A Days Work

For a decade, National COSH and APHA OHS Section have collaborated on Joint events on the Saturday before the annual meeting. The first Health and Safety Summit was organized in Philadelphia [2005] and the last event was in Boston [2013] [Temp Worker Forum]

Chicago is the home of the First COSH group [1972] and the base for many legendary union health and safety programs, clinics and activist groups. National COSH and its allies are working to organize two events on the Saturday of the upcoming APHA meeting to highlight, engage and accelerate the movement for worker health and safety rights. This intends to take advantage of APHA OHS members and others coming to Chicago and the rich local activist movement currently engaged in H&S activity.

For more information you can visit  or

APHA Food and Environment Working Group Events
Thanks to support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Food and Environment Working Group will be hosting two events during the APHA Annual Meeting.
  1. Annual reception (Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.). This is a delicious and fun opportunity to network with APHA colleagues and Chicago residents working toward a healthier, just and sustainable food system. Chicago Illuminating Company, 2110 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL. RSVP at
  2. Chicago Food System Tour (Oct. 31, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Come a day early to join fellow APHA attendees and others committed to food system change for an exciting tour in Chicago, where community groups, businesses, academics and advocates are working towards creating a more just, healthy food system. For additional details and to sign up, visit:
APHA-CHPPD Day of Action
APHA-Community Health Planning and Policy Development “Day of Action:
Community Summit on Violence: Best Practice to Reducing Violence in Chicago and Beyond


2015 Health Activist Dinner
Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Chicago, IL

At this annual dinner of health activists, at the time of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, there will be opportunities to renew acquaintances and meet other health activists and listen to presentations by the recipients of the Paul Cornely and Edward Barsky Awards. A family-style dinner will be served. There will be a cash bar. View the event flier here.

Latino Caucus for Public Health
13,000 health professionals will be visiting Chicago for the Annuals Meetings of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The APHA Latino Caucus has organized scientific sessions and social Events. One of the them is the Pre-Conference Panel Discussion:

Impact of Latino Political Power in Chicago on Public Health
Saturday, October 31 at 3 to 4:30 p.m. (with refreshments)
Rudy Lozano Public Library, 1805 S Loomis Street, Chicago, IL 60608
View the flier here.

Student Visit Day
APHA and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health invite you to the 2015 Student Visit Day — an informative and interactive free half day event.
Wednesday, Nov. 4 | 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
McCormick Place Convention Center, Hall F, Chicago

•Engage with more than 100 CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health in the 500 and 600 aisles.
•Explore the Expo featuring more than 600 booths covering the public health field, from technology and publishing to schools and universities and research and development.
•Meet members of APHA's Student Assembly at Booth 1428.
•Network with some of the 12,000 public health professionals attending the Annual Meeting.
•Attend Exhibitor Theatre presentations on applying to CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.

For more information and to register, click here.

Racism and Public Health

Monday, November 2

8:30-10:00 a.m.

McCormick Place, Room W178b


Speakers include Linda Rae Murray, David Williams, Cheryl Easley, and Philip Tegeler. Session moderators: Carol Allen and Barry Levy.