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

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / Registration: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Location: Loyola University Regents Hall (Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson, 16th floor)
Registration: $15 -- Fee waivers available, please see below.


Keynote Speaker: Chloe Gurin-Sands, MPH - Associate, Metropolitan Planning Council

Who has a right to the city? How does housing and community displacement destabilize communities and stand in the way of health equity?

Health & Medicine is hosting a forum on Friday, December 8th to investigate these and other questions. This cross-sectoral discussion will connect people fighting against displacement and gentrification with people working in healthcare, public health, housing, and other sectors. This event positions displacement prevention as a core public health agenda item, a necessary part of the process of achieving health equity.

Through this conversation, we will build capacity and understanding of how community displacement impedes health equity and social justice and is a causal factor for health inequities in the Chicago area.

 As hospitals, health systems, insurers, and health departments increasingly work on social determinants of health such as housing—and take action on the broader concept that place matters to health—this forum provides an opportunity to examine how we can collectively work to ensure that the broader pattern of housing and community displacement is disrupted.

Learning from the field and advocates who have been steadfastly fighting against displacement in our communities, we will come together to grapple with the questions, “Who has a right to the city?” and “How can we ensure an equitable Chicago region?

Through a partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, we will also be offering continuing education contact hours for the event; more details to come.

About The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy:
Each policy forum in The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy series will focus on health reform efforts and public health both in Illinois and in the Chicago area, including discussions of best practices from around the country.

Additional event details:
  • We do not want cost to be a barrier for any participants. Fee waivers are available upon request; simply email info@hmprg.org or call (312) 372-4292
  • Contact Health & Medicine at 312-372-4292 or info@hmprg.org with any requests for sign language interpretation, accessibility concerns, and any other questions regarding this forum.

Thank you to
The Chicago Community Trust for their support of the Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy series

And to our  co-sponsors
Loyola University’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and the Civitas ChildLaw Center for providing space for The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy and to the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health for partnering with us to offer continuing education contact hours.