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2022

2022 Health & Medicine Awards Gala

Sep 29, 2022

Save the date for our Awards Gala on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Ignite Glass Studios! Nominations are now open for our 2022 Health & Medicine Awards! Help us celebrate the public health champions in our community who transform and improve the lives and well-being of all, both every day and in times of crisis, […]

Virtual Forum — Where are the workers to support us as we age?

Jun 8, 2022

Health & Medicine Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Where are the workers to support us as we age? Register for the two-part series today! We’re all aging. What changes need to be made to ensure Illinois employers have well-trained and fairly compensated workers across both the nursing home and home and community-based services sectors? […]

Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit

Jun 4, 2022

REGISTER TODAY! On Saturday, June 4, 2022, the Chicago Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group will host its second Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit at Malcolm X College in Chicago. The summit will bring together 500 students, parents, educators, clinicians, and community leaders to inspire youth to […]

Trauma-Informed Awareness Day: Building a Healing Centered Illinois

May 25, 2022

The Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative is hosting a virtual event in honor of Illinois’ fourth annual Trauma-Informed Awareness Day. Building a Healing Centered Illinois will take place on Wednesday, May 25th, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. CDT and will serve as a call for meaningful action to translate awareness about trauma into resilience-building and healing-centered transformative policies and practices across the […]

The intersection of aging, ability, and direct support: A documentary film screening and discussion Featuring: “Invaluable – the unrecognized profession of direct support”

Apr 29, 2022

Please join Illinois Aging Together for a 2-hour advocacy event that includes a full-length screening of the 44-minute video documentary, Invaluable – the unrecognized profession of direct support. This film was produced by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota, in a national effort to bring attention to the complexity of the […]

Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship 2022 Celebration of Service

Apr 19, 2022

Each year, we gather to celebrate the tremendous work of our graduating Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows. For the past 2 years, we moved this event to an online format, but this year, we were back in person to graduate our 25th class of Fellows! We were thrilled to present our 25th class of Schweitzer Fellows […]

Virtual Forum — How COVID-19 Has Affected Our Health Care and Public Health Systems

Mar 14, 2022

On Monday, March 14, the Health & Medicine Forum for Justice in Health Policy presented How COVID-19 Has Affected Our Health Care and Public Health Systems. This forum featured Dr. Claudia Fegan, Dr. Triste Liteau Smith, and Dr. Sandra Martell and was moderated by Margie Schaps. In this forum, we discussed: How did the pandemic […]

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

Feb 15, 2022

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

Jan 29, 2022

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 Forum — Illinois Community Health Worker Policy Update & How You Can Get Involved

Jan 27, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the invaluable role that community health workers (CHWs) play in reducing health inequities by increasing knowledge and access to culturally competent health and wellness services within the communities they serve. In 2021, the Illinois General Assembly recognized the importance of CHWs by passing Illinois House Bill 158 and Senate Bill […]

Health & Medicine Forum for Justice in Health Policy Series

Jan 13, 2022

Mark your calendar for the virtual Health & Medicine Forum for Justice in Health Policy 2022 series. Our first Forum will launch in February, and we will be sending out invitations soon. If you are not on our mailing list, please sign up here in order to receive invitations to all of our 2022 Forums. […]

#DenyThePermit: Public Health, Democracy, & Environmental Racism

Apr 7, 2021

On April 7, 2021, The Collaborative for Health Equity Cook County and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group hosted a forum during National Public Health Week on environmental justice and how the public health field can act in solidarity with community members demanding clean air and health. The forum featured panelists including an organizer on […]


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