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Wesley Epplin
Policy Director

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Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy
As Health & Medicine’s signature forum series, Chicago Forum health policy discussions regularly convene health advocates, researchers, providers, academics, and students to discuss complex heath policy and practice issues. The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy helps advance health reform, safety net, and public health policy and practice to focus on health and healthcare as human rights.  Frequently, the series involves discussions that cut across Health & Medicine project areas, such as health reform and public health, or workforce and long-term care. An archive of past forums can be found here and includes links to resources and speaker slides.

Culture of Health Leaders
Health & Medicine’s Director of Health Equity was selected to participate in the inaugural group of the Culture of Health Leaders, a national leadership program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support leaders—from all sectors that have an influence on people’s health—to create collaborative solutions that address health inequities and move their communities and organizations toward a Culture of Health.

The Chicago Culture of Health Leaders team includes:

Maxx Boykin, Community Organizer, AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Black Youth Project 100
Lilian Jimenez, Director of Policy, Cook County Commissioner of the 7th District, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia
Felipe Tendick-Matesanz, Co-Director, Chicago Restaurant Organizing Centers, United
Wesley Epplin, Director of Health Equity, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

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