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Health & Medicine Responds to Covid-19

March 17, 2020

Health & Medicine is a proud founding member of Protect Our Care Illinois, which has crafted this letter to the Governor laying out actions he and his administration can take now and in the near future to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the residents of Illinois. We will continue to work […]

COVID-19 Resources

March 10, 2020

Here are some resources we find useful about COVID-19 (coronavirus) from our colleagues at the American Public Health Association. “As the world’s attention is increasingly focusing on the novel coronavirus outbreak, APHA’s goal is to help spread accurate, timely and helpful information to the public health community and the general public. Among the Association’s newest […]

Health & Medicine Remembers Dr. Gini Bishop

February 11, 2020

The Health & Medicine community is saddened by the passing of Board Member Dr. Virginia Bishop (Gini). “Chicago has lost a true advocate for social justice,” Executive Director Margie Schaps said. “Not only was Gini a beloved faculty member at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, she was a dedicated healthcare provider for young people […]

Director of Health Equity Testifies Before Cook County Board: We Need a CEO Committed to Social Justice and Health Equity

January 22, 2020

On Wednesday, January 22nd, the following testimony by Health & Medicine’s Director of Health Equity Wesley Epplin was presented to the Health and Hospitals Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners about Cook County Health CEO, governance, and finances. Epplin urged the Board to choose a CEO committed to social justice and health equity […]