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2021

Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

April 7, 2021

Job Title: Administrative Assistant Supervised by: Director of Finance and Operations Supervises: N/A Status: Full time, Salaried, Exempt Organization Overview: Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (Health & Medicine) began in 1981 as an independent non- profit health policy and advocacy center in Chicago working to improve the health of all people in Illinois by […]

Health & Medicine Celebrates 40 Years Advancing Health Equity and 25 Years of Social Justice in Action

April 1, 2021

2021 marks two significant milestones for Health & Medicine Policy Research Group. Health & Medicine was founded 40 years ago on July 23, 1981. That’s when 15 scrappy health advocates came together with the lofty goals of creating policy and systems that would improve the health of all Illinoisans by addressing past and present systemic […]

Public Health Leaders Demand Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady Deny the Permit to General Iron

March 8, 2021

Over 500 public health and healthcare workers, students, community activists, and over 70 local and national organizations signed a letter demanding that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Dr. Allison Arwady deny the permit to relocate the General Iron/Reserve Management Group (RMG) scrap metal recycling facility to the Southeast Side of Chicago. In the open letter […]

Chicago AHEC Hosts Black Men in White Coats Screening for CPS Students & Teachers

March 3, 2021

On Friday, March 5th, the Chicago Area Health Education Center (Chicago AHEC) hosted a virtual screening of the Black Men in White Coats documentary for Chicago Public School (CPS) students and teachers with special guest Dr. LaMenta “Sweetie” Conway, CEO, I Am Abel Foundation. Black Men in White Coats (BMWC) is an organization created by […]

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2021

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King, Jr. As I read through hundreds of powerful MLK Jr. quotes recently, this one stood out to me as perfect for our times. This sentiment is true always, but right now, this moment demands that we speak […]

Patient Community Advisory Committee Publishes Final Report for Elevating the Patient Voice in Research

January 14, 2021

In summer 2019, a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award for Conference Support was awarded to the CAPriCORN Patient Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group. The grant enabled PCAC and Health & Medicine to plan and implement the “Elevating the Patient Voice in Research” project, which was designed to increase patient […]

Health & Medicine’s Statement on the Violence in the Capitol

January 7, 2021

If you’re like me, you’re exhausted, appalled and saddened by the events of yesterday and the insurrection mounted by Trump supporters as they followed his instructions and sieged the Capitol.  What we witnessed yesterday none of us have seen in our lifetimes. But this white supremacist insurrection sadly shouldn’t be surprising to us. In fact, we have seen similar rage mounted against Black people, immigrants, women and native populations since the founding of our country. 

Now Hiring: Health and Aging Policy Organizer

January 1, 2021

Job Title: Health and Aging Policy Organizer Supervised by: Director, Center for Public Health Equity Supervises: N/A Classification: Exempt, Full-time, Salaried Organization Summary Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG) began in 1981 as an independent, non-profit health policy and advocacy center in Chicago working to improve the health of all people in Illinois by […]


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