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Announcing 2024 Spring HiteHass Equity Intern Megan Hite

February 16, 2024

Health & Medicine is pleased to announce Megan Hite as the 2024 Spring Hite Hass Equity Intern.   Megan is studying at DePaul University and is expected to graduate with a master’s in business administration and public health by May 2026. As a certified Community Health Worker, she is focusing her MPH on Community Health […]

What we’re reading: Curated Picks from Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows and Fellows for Life

February 15, 2024

Health & Medicine is excited to share a curated list of reading recommendations from our Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows and Fellows for Life. This selection, contributed by Fellows Hana Ahmed, Karyn Byrne, Chinasa Imo, Paige Madden, Michelle Soans, Jason Xiao, Julia Kavanagh, and FFL Anne Osuji, spans a variety of genres from suspenseful thrillers to […]

2003-04 Fellow for Life John Galvin Celebrates Two Decades of Youth Vision 

In a remarkable journey that began with the support of the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship in 2003-04, Fellow for life John Galvin has nurtured and grown the Early Exposures workshop, a project that has significantly impacted the lives of young Chicagoans through the art of photography. This year, Galvin invites the Schweitzer Fellowship community to […]

Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship Program Seeks Sponsorships

February 13, 2024

Looking for a meaningful way to support the next generation of aspiring health professionals? Consider sponsoring a Named Fellowship at the Health & Medicine’s Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program. For more information about establishing a Named Fellowship, please reach out to Shannon Sweetnam, Director of Development and Communications,  For 28 years, the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program has provided […]

Health & Medicine Seeks Sponsors for 2024 Forum for Justice in Health Policy Series

February 8, 2024

Partner with us! We invite you to sponsor the 2024 Health & Medicine Forum for Justice in Health Policy series.   Since 2014, the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group has convened thousands of individuals at its Forum for Justice in Health Policy series to consider and discuss some of the toughest topics related to […]

Building a Movement for Aging Equity in Illinois: The Journey of Illinois Aging Together 

In the landscape of public health and social justice, the Illinois Aging Together campaign stands out as a beacon of progress and commitment to aging equity. Launched in 2021, this campaign marks a significant step forward in ensuring that individuals across Illinois can live and age well, embracing a life course perspective that champions health […]

Illinois Embarks on a Healing-Centered Journey with Task Force Launch

February 5, 2024

In a significant stride toward fostering a trauma-informed state, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, facilitated by Health & Medicine, launched the Healing-Centered Illinois Task Force. This landmark event took place on January 30th, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Governors State University in the Hall of Governors, marking a pivotal advancement in addressing […]

Health & Medicine is pleased to welcome our spring equity interns! 

Health & Medicine is proud to introduce our newest cohort of spring equity interns, who bring fresh perspectives and diverse experiences to our ongoing commitment to healthcare equity. Jessica Coffee, MS candidate  Jessica Coffee earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a PharmD from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and is currently pursuing […]

A Fond Farewell to Former Board Members

As we turn the page to a new chapter at Health & Medicine, we take a moment to honor and express our deepest gratitude to three remarkable board members who have recently concluded their terms: Sara Lindholm, Heather O’Donnell, and Max Clermont. Their dedication and contributions have been invaluable to our organization, and while they […]

Health & Medicine Welcomes New Board Members

January 29, 2024

Health & Medicine warmly welcomes Amy Lulich, MHA, Rene D. Luna, Yadira Montaya, MSPH, and Olyvia Phillips, MPH, MBA, to our board of directors.   “We are delighted to welcome our four new board members to Health & Medicine’s family. Each of them brings a wealth of experience and a profound commitment to public health, social […]

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 11, 2024

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” —Martin Luther King Jr. As we reflect on the teachings of Dr. King, his words continue to resonate with profound relevance, particularly in the context of the migrant crisis in Chicago and the ongoing struggle for healthcare for all and a just society. His belief in our […]