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2021

2021 Chicago Schweitzer Fellows for Life After Party

Sep 30, 2021

In Person Celebration | Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 9 – 11 p.m. | Ignite Glass Studios Health & Medicine’s Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program invites friends old and new to join us at our Chicago Schweitzer Fellows for Life After Party featuring DJ Alvin Black III, refreshments from The Fat Shallot, drinks, and good […]

2021 Health & Medicine Awards Gala

Sep 30, 2021

Virtual & In Person Celebration | Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 6:00pm CDT Ignite Glass Studios | 401 N. Armour St, Chicago, IL 60642 Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6–8:30 p.m. Pre-awards entertainment by Thaddeus Tukes at 6 p.m. Awards Ceremony 6:30-7:30 p.m. Glass Blowing Presentation 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Awards Gala will be followed by the  […]

Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: State and Local Perspectives on Lessons from COVID-19

Sep 22, 2021

The third of a three-part series with international, national, and state and local perspectives Featuring Dr. Rachel Rubin, Dr. Kiran Joshi, Dr. Allison Arwady, Dr. Evan Lyon, and Amy Lulich Moderated by Dr. Linda Rae Murray Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. CDT   Panelists: Rachel Rubin, MD, Senior Public Health Medical Officer […]

Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: A National Perspective on Lessons from COVID-19

Aug 26, 2021

On Thursday, August 26, we hosted a forum focused on uncovering insights from pandemic response so far with a national perspective featuring Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Director of Health Professions Advising at Northwestern University and President of the American Public Health Association, and Dr. Linda Rae Murray, Health & Medicine Board Member and Former President […]

Cancelled: Schweitzer Fellows Fest 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Schweitzer Fellows Fest 2021 is cancelled, but you can still support current Fellows’ projects by visiting their fundraising pages here! Stay tuned for a video of current Schweitzer Fellows explaining their projects! Questions? Contact Maya Bauer at mbauer@hmprg.org or 312-372-4292 x31

Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: An International Perspective on Lessons from COVID-19

Jul 29, 2021

On Thursday, July 29, we hosted a forum focused on uncovering insights from pandemic response so far with an international perspective featuring Dr. Matthew Kavanagh, Director of the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law, and moderated by Dr. Linda Rae Murray, […]

Virtual Training — Enhancing Active Listening Skills to Act on What Matters for Older Adults

Jun 17, 2021

Strong communication is important for establishing trust in a healthcare professional-patient relationship. Active listening skills can improve communication by encouraging the listener to focus their full attention on the speaker, and use both verbal and nonverbal expressions to show the speaker they are fully engaged. Through active listening healthcare professionals can build trust and respect […]

Virtual Training — QPR for Suicide Prevention

May 28, 2021

On Friday, May 28th, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am CDT, the Sertoma Centre will lead a free virtual QPR for Suicide Prevention Training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer and is the CPR of mental health. This class increases public awareness of suicide and improves one’s ability to identify and refer those at risk […]

Virtual Event—Building a More Resilient and Just Illinois

May 25, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25th, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a virtual event, “Building a More Resilient and Just Illinois,” with leaders from around the state in honor of Illinois’ third annual Trauma-Informed Awareness Day. Trauma-Informed Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize the impacts that trauma and adversity can have on the health and […]

Webinar—Moving from Burnout to Wellness for Providers and Advocates

May 13, 2021

Moving from Burnout to Wellness for Providers and Advocates Thursday, May 13 at 11am – 12:30pm CDT   In 2019, more than half of physicians reported experiencing burnout, and data suggest that other health and social service professionals experience similarly high levels.  The costs of burnout to provider well-being, patient care, and the healthcare system […]

Webinar—Historical and Structural Trauma

May 6, 2021

Historical and Structural Trauma: Connections to Current Outcomes and Inheriting Resilience   Thursday, May 6 at 11am – 12:30pm CDT   The groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study identified the link between individual experiences of childhood trauma, such as abuse or neglect, with adverse health outcomes, such as heart disease and cancer, in adults. However, […]

Webinar—Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care 101

Apr 29, 2021

Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care 101: Addressing Trauma & Building Resilience in Communities and Organizations   Thursday, April 29 at 11am – 12:30pm CDT This training covers the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, how ACEs and other trauma can impact health across the life course, and how organizations can utilize trauma-informed principles to build resilience […]

Schweitzer Celebration of Service 2021

Apr 13, 2021

On Tuesday, April 13th, we virtually celebrated the 2020-21 Chicago Schweitzer Fellows! These outstanding graduate students from professional programs in the Chicagoland Area completed ambitious community-engaged projects to mitigate health inequities. We gathered on Zoom to mark this significant accomplishment and hear from our Schweitzer Fellows in their own words, and then came together for […]

Virtual Training — Enhancing Active Listening Skills to Act on What Matters for Older Adults

Mar 29, 2021

Strong communication is important for establishing trust in a healthcare professional-patient relationship. Active listening skills can improve communication by encouraging the listener to focus their full attention on the speaker, and use both verbal & nonverbal expressions to show the speaker they are fully engaged. Through active listening healthcare professionals can build trust & respect with clients, enhance quality of care, & reduce their own burnout & stress. This two and a half hour in-person training will provide direct care workers with the skills needed to apply active listening to their interactions with clients.

Press Conference — Public Health Leaders Demand Mayor and CDPH Commissioner Deny the Permit to General Iron

Mar 9, 2021

What: Public Health Leaders Demand Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady Deny the Permit to General Iron TUESDAY, a panel of health professionals will be joined by a Southeast Side hunger striker to demand Mayor Lightfoot and the Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady to deny General […]

Chicago Health Justice Forum: Housing Equity and Just Cause for Evictions

Feb 25, 2021

On Thursday, February 25th, Health & Medicine and the Chicago Housing Justice League hosted a virtual forum about Just Cause for Evictions, a proposed ordinance to support housing equity—and public health—in Chicago. We were joined by Frank Avellone, Senior Attorney and Policy Coordinator, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing; Antonio Gutierrez, Anti-Displacement Organizer, Autonomous Tenants Union; and Margie […]

Webinar — Chicago’s Trauma-Informed Hospital Working Group: Lessons from Collaboration and Organizational Transformation

Jan 27, 2021

On Wednesday, January 27th, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a free webinar, Chicago’s Trauma-Informed Hospital Working Group: Lessons from Collaboration and Organizational Transformation. Since 2017, the Collaborative and the Chicago Department of Public Health have co-hosted 19 Chicagoland hospitals all committed to trauma-informed organization building. This webinar highlighted the formation and successes of the […]


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