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2020

2020 HMPRG Awards Gala

Sep 25, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020, 7 – 8:15 p.m. (Don’t miss our Gala entertainment, beginning at 6:45 p.m.) Slip into your favorite chair and enjoy our first-ever virtual Annual Gala, with remarks by Executive Director Margie Schaps, and a virtual presentation of awards to this year’s incredible nominees! HMPRG’s 2020 Annual Gala celebrates and honors the […]

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

Sep 3, 2020

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 […]

Virtual Forum—Fighting For Our Lives: Developing a Public Health Agenda During COVID-19

Aug 20, 2020

On Thursday, August 20th, Health & Medicine hosted the second forum in a two-part series. This forum focused on developing an agenda for a strong public health system. We discussed ideas for rebuilding public health investment, workforce, training and education, and infrastructure. In 2019, the U.S. was ranked #1 for being the most prepared for […]

Virtual Forum—Fighting For Our Lives: Public Health Historical Context for COVID-19

Aug 13, 2020

On Thursday, August 13th, Health & Medicine hosted part one of a two-part forum series sharing a historical look at our public health infrastructure, spending, and workforce, which has been spotlighted by COVID-19. In 2019, the U.S. ranked #1 for being the most prepared for a pandemic. How did the U.S. rank so well in […]

Webinar — Cross-Sector Collaboration for Police Free Schools

Jul 24, 2020

On Friday, July 24th, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a free webinar, Cross-Sector Collaboration for Police Free Schools, to explore the consequences of policing in all schools, with a focus on Chicago Public Schools. This webinar featured a panel of experts, including pediatricians and adolescent health physicians from Chicago hospitals and youth-led advocacy organization […]

Webinar — Policy Approaches to Creating Trauma-Informed Change

Apr 28, 2020

On Tuesday, April 28th, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a free webinar, Policy Approaches to Creating Trauma-Informed Change: The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice’s National Campaign and Other Opportunities for Advocacy in Illinois, to hear from the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) on their National Trauma Campaign, its goal of a […]

Schweitzer Celebration Of Service 2020

Apr 14, 2020

The 2020 Schweitzer Celebration of Service will now be a virtual celebration for the Fellows. We want to make sure to honor and share out all of the amazing work this class has done, so we will be recording and sharing the celebration. Stay tuned for the video!

Webinar — Yoga as a Practice for Cultivating Resilience and Well-Being

Apr 9, 2020

On Thursday, April 9th, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a free webinar as part III of their webinar series on preventing burnout in healthcare, in which yoga therapist Aggie Stewart discussed how yoga can be utilized as a self-care and employee wellness practice. Most people know yoga as a physical practice that emphasizes stretching. […]

Webinar — Community Resiliency Model: An Innovative Approach to Addressing Burnout

Mar 12, 2020

The 2nd session of the IL ACEs Response Collaborative’s series on burnout discussed the Community Resiliency Model, developed by Elaine Miller-Karas of the Trauma Resource Institute, and explained how it prevents burnout in the workplace. The Community Resiliency Model creates “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and […]

Webinar — Clinician Burnout or Wellness: Care Team Well-being and the Health of the Nation

Feb 6, 2020

On Thursday, February 6th, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted a free webinar, “Clinician Burnout or Wellness: Care Team Well-being and the Health of the Nation.” In 2019, almost half of physicians reported experiencing burnout, and data suggests that other healthcare professionals experience similarly high levels. The costs of burnout to provider well-being, patient care, and […]


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