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2018

WEBINAR: Trauma-Informed Advocacy: Practical Tools for Working with Vulnerable Populations

Dec 13, 2018

Working at the intersection of trauma, health equity and law, attorney Sarah Hess will join the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborating in this free webinar to talk about ways advocates from all disciplines can use a trauma-informed approach to help their clients thrive. This webinar will discuss the unique issues clients face and provide practical solutions to advocates in fields such as law, social work, healthcare, and education who are seeking a trauma-informed framework for both clients and staff.

The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Creating A Health Equity Agenda for Chicago’s Elections

Dec 12, 2018

What belongs on a Chicago health equity agenda? In February 2019, Chicago will hold its municipal elections, with an open election for mayor—with 18 candidates currently announced—as well as dozens of candidates vying for the 50 seats on the city council. Join Health & Medicine for this town hall forum, inviting testimony and sharing of ideas from attendees for a Chicago Health Equity Agenda.

Webinar: Making the Connections: Understanding the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic and the Implications for our Work

Nov 19, 2018

In this free webinar, Dr. Carole Warshaw, of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, and Gwendolyn Packard of the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center will examine the intersections between intergenerational trauma and the opioid epidemic, and explore innovative approaches to addressing these complex issues.

2018 HMPRG Awards

Oct 19, 2018

Many thanks to all those who attended the 2018 HMPRG Awards Gala on Oct. 19th at the Chicago Cultural Center! We were thrilled to welcome over 300 guests to help us celebrate the inspiring work of our winners and their efforts advancing health equity and social justice.

Schweitzer Fellows Fest 2018

Sep 11, 2018

Schweitzer Fellows Fest 2018 is an opportunity for family, friends, and the community to support our 2018-2019 Schweitzer Fellows as they begin to implement innovative public service projects in Chicago's most vulnerable communities.

The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Housing Justice for Health Equity

Aug 27, 2018

Health & Medicine is a part of the Chicago Housing Justice League (CHJL), a coalition of 37 organizations focused on advancing a set of principles for Chicago’s next five-year housing plan. The Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing co-sponsored this forum with Health & Medicine. The forum provided an opportunity to hear from Chicago officials leading the planning process, learn about the principles of the CHJL, hear from advocates about in-progress development of the five-year housing plan, and to discuss how the health sector can be a stronger force for influencing equitable housing policies in Chicago.

Transformation: The Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline

Aug 22, 2018

In this free webinar from the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, “Transformation: The Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline,” architect Paul Alt, AIA and psychologist Jim Munroe, Ed.D describe their work on the Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline (VAHEDG).

Trauma-Informed Systems Initiative with the San Francisco Dept. of Public Health

Jul 26, 2018

Organizations, like people, are susceptible to negative effects of trauma, including fragmentation, numbing, reactivity and impaired relationships. These effects in turn prevent staff from responding effectively to each other and to the people they serve. In this free webinar, Dr. Kenneth Epstein of the San Francisco Department of Public Health outlines the Trauma-Informed Systems Initiative (TISI) which is working to make SFDPH a more trauma-informed, safe, and supportive work environment and system of care.

2018 Schweitzer Leadership Award

Jul 26, 2018

On July 26, 2018 at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship presented the 2018 Schweitzer Leadership Award to Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc. The Award honors an individual who has done significant work to mitigate the social determinants of health in their community, and whose commitment to service has influenced and inspired others.

2017 Schweitzer Leadership Award Celebration

Jul 5, 2018

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Rush University Medical Center Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship Program celebrated our 2017 Schweitzer Leadership Award winner Ai-jen Poo. Each year, the Schweitzer Leadership Award honors an individual like Ms. Poo who has done significant work to mitigate the social determinants of health in their community, and whose commitment to service has influenced and inspired others. The Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ms. Poo is an award-winning activist, thought leader, social innovator, and a leading voice in domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy.

The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Learning and Advocacy for Behavioral Health–Primary Care Integration

Jun 25, 2018

On Monday, June 25 Health & Medicine hosted a forum to share lessons from members of our Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration Learning Collaborative. The Learning Collaborative has just completed three years of work, and released a Playbook that describes the knowledge gained from providers, advocacy groups, people with lived experience, and a managed care provider as we attempted to find a way to solve ongoing challenges to integration.

The Buffering Role of Community Resilience against Adverse Childhood Experiences

Jun 20, 2018

On Jun 20, 2018, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted this webinar discussing foundational research on the important buffering role that community resilience plays in mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on adult and youth health, school/work, and coping behaviors. Additionally, recent research on how to build community resilience was presented as well as implications for practice and policy.

2018 Schweitzer Celebration of Service

Apr 18, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at DePaul University Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program held our annual Celebration of Service event to honor the accomplishments of the 2017-18 Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows.

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: Practical Considerations and Lessons Learned

Mar 30, 2018

On March 30, 2018, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a free webinar, Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: Practical Considerations and Lessons Learned, presented by Kavitha Selvaraj, MD, MPH, MAEd, FAAP with Audrey Stillerman, MD, and Stan Sonu, MD.

Triple P: Helping Parents Become the Parents That They Are Meant To Be

Mar 20, 2018

On March 20th, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a free webinar, Triple P: Helping Parents Become the Parents That They Are Meant To Be. The webinar features a presentation by Marjorie Fujara, MD, who shares lessons learned from the recent implementation of an evidence-based parenting intervention, Triple P, as well as the importance of a broad based public awareness campaign on parenting.

Sanctuary Healthcare for All: Protecting the Rights of Immigrants and Marginalized People

Feb 3, 2018

On February 3rd, the Public Health Woke Coalition--of which Health and Medicine is a member--hosted a regional conference with the goal of providing the tools and networking opportunities for advancing the safety, protection, and sanctuary healthcare for marginalized groups of people within the healthcare setting. The conference focused on both health and legal issues faced in caring for immigrant and marginalized groups.

Conference Planning Committee Meeting: Demanding Justice Now

Jan 11, 2018

On January 11, Health & Medicien held a planning committee meeting for our Demanding Justice Now event.

The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: We Can’t Gentrify Our Way to Health Equity

Dec 8, 2017

Who has a right to the city? How does housing and community displacement destabilize communities and stand in the way of health equity? On Friday, December 8, 2017 at Loyola University Regents Hall, Health & Medicine hosted a forum--featuring keynote Chloe Gurin-Sands, MPH of the Metropolitan Planning Council--to investigate these and other questions. This cross-sectoral discussion connected people fighting against displacement and gentrification with people working in healthcare, public health, housing, and other sectors. The event work to position displacement prevention as a core public health agenda item, a necessary part of the process of achieving health equity.

Community Connections: Pathways to Safety, Healing, and Wellness

Oct 24, 2017

On Tuesday, October 24 at the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative welcomed over 150 community partners for an interactive day rooted in the resilience of our community. Communities offer a rich tapestry of ways to foster collective resilience. Community Connections highlighted some of the ways community groups and networks are building positive relationships and places of belonging and contribution. The conference provided attendees an opportunity to learn and share with others working to strengthen communities and promote healing and wellness. Topics included creative approaches that weave together arts, block clubs, youth development programs, community gardens, and story-telling with schools, health services, law-enforcement agencies, libraries, and community organizations.

The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Police Violence as Public Health Data

Mar 17, 2017

Structural racism, class inequity, and gender inequities evident in policing, arrests, violence from police, and in prosecution and incarceration all hinder health equity. On Friday, March 17 at Loyola University, Health & Medicine hosted a meeting of the Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy to explore how public health can utilize its expertise in counting police-involved injuries and deaths to aid in targeting prevention efforts and policy change to advance health equity.


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