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The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Innovative Strategies for Integrated Care

Nov 21, 2017

On June 21st, Health & Medicine's Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration Learning Collaborative—an interdisciplinary group of community behavioral health providers, federally qualified health care providers, and people in recovery—welcomed a diverse group of providers, advocates, policy makers, and people with lived experience to a forum designed to share lessons learned in two years of the collaborative and advance the discourse around state-wide mental health and Medicaid reforms.

HMPRG Awards Gala

Oct 13, 2017

On October 13 at the Chicago Cultural Center, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group (Health & Medicine) welcomed over 350 guests to our Awards Gala honoring the accomplishments of activists and professionals making important strides towards health equity and social justice. Congratulations to our 2017 HMPRG Awards honorees, and many thanks to all who attended!

Webinar: Creating A Trauma-Informed Hospital-Lessons from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Jul 10, 2017

On July 10, 2017, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a webinar on "Creating A Trauma-Informed Hospital-Lessons from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin." The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been at the forefront of the movement to create trauma-informed hospitals. Using the Sanctuary Model and the will of many champions within the hospital, this medical system is several years into a 10-year process to become trauma-informed. View the webinar below as Dr. Heather Paradis (Medical Director, Community Services) and Jennifer Hammel (Early Childhood Development and Trauma Informed Care Director) explain the genesis of this major systems change movement, lessons learned along the way, successful elements of the transformation, challenges, sustainability issues, evaluation, and future goals.

Webinar: Creating Healing Communities

Jun 28, 2017

On June 28th the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a webinar on "Creating Healing Communities." Lynn Todman, Ph.D., M.P.C. and Collaborative member Elena Quintana, Ph.D. discussed the link between the social determinants of health, wide spread trauma and emotional unrest, and inequality in Southwest Michigan.

2017 Celebration of Service

Apr 19, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Loyola University Regents Hall, Health & Medicine and the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program hosted the 2017 Celebration of Service celebrating the accomplishments of our 2016-17 Schweitzer Fellows.

Webinar: Treating Trauma & Reducing Poverty to Address Violence

Apr 18, 2017

On April 18, 2017 the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a webinar aimed at expanding understanding of the far-reaching impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Heartland Alliance's Social Impact Center 2017 Poverty Report explores the relationship between poverty, violence, and trauma and, through its findings, argues that addressing Illinois’s violence crisis must involve investing in reducing poverty and treating trauma

Using a Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning Program with K-2 Students, Teachers, and Parents in CPS

Feb 28, 2017

On February 28, 2017, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative presented this exciting webinar illustrating the intersection of trauma and the educational system. Dr. Amanda Moreno and Erikson Institute doctoral student Kandace Thomas presented on features of the Calm Classroom K-2 project, a large randomized controlled trial of mindfulness and related strategies taking place in 30 high-poverty Chicago Public Schools.