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As a health-conversion foundation, we fund a geographic region defined by the service area of MacNeal Hospital, from which we received our endowment in 2000. We also allocate the majority of funds to zip codes that rank lowest in our social determinants of health study. In total, our service area is comprised of 27 zip codes in western Cook County suburbs and the City of Chicago.

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Our team is growing! We have three open positions: Program Officer, Program Associate and Communications Intern. Here are some brief descriptions of each role: PROGRAM OFFICER: This role serves as a primary liaison of our Foundation and, as such, the position is responsive to and visible in the community. We

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Maternal Mortality: Racial Disparities in Our Region and State

When I teach the “Maternal and Child Health Delivery Systems” class at the University of Illinois at Chicago each spring, I always get anxious during the week I facilitate a case study exercise on Shalon Irving’s life and tragic death. Shalon was a Centers of Disease Control (CDC) epidemiologist and

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Stay Informed On Public Charge

The public charge rule change was published in the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on October 10, 2018. This rule threatens the health and the well-being of our immigrant communities. Individuals and their families will be placed in an inconceivable position to choose between accessing necessary

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The Department of Homeland Security published the final public charge rule, set to become effective 10/15. Illinois Partners for Human Service will host a call on 9/9 to share info about the rule and how it will impact immigrants and communities in IL. Call in to learn more. https://t.co/6zOlcbK4VQ hcfdn2 photo
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According to the CDC, >80% of new moms try breastfeeding but Black moms represent the lowest percentage of them. "Chocolate Milk" dives into how race & sex influence breastfeeding rates among Black moms. Check out the documentary on Aug 29th. https://t.co/TztrsVaUGE
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Do you know of someone that has a passion for storytelling via digital communications? Someone who is creative and loves a good brainstorm? We are hiring a Communications Intern! Read more: https://t.co/vKPXKJnP7P https://t.co/WDBy8s4W6V hcfdn2 photo
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DHS' #PublicCharge rule has been posted to the Federal Register & will take effect 10/15. Learn more about the final regulation by registering for TODAY's webinar, hosted by Protecting Immigrant Families: https://t.co/AsXSz8hO6M
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We're looking for a Program Associate who loves to work with data and conduct research on topics/issues that impact our communities. This work will help inform and support our grant-making & evaluation strategies. Interested? Read more: https://t.co/nqEbE5vP04 https://t.co/jI5MFxXtBo hcfdn2 photo
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#Census2020 Training Opportunity! Enlace Chicago will host a training for partners, community organizations and leaders on 8/13, facilitated by the US Census Bureau. Attendees can also join a Complete Count Committee to further advance outreach/education efforts. See below: https://t.co/AWkEvV9fjF hcfdn2 photo
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation13 hours ago
The Department of Homeland Security published the final public charge rule, set to become effective 10/15. Illinois Partners for Human Service will host a call on 9/9 to share info about the rule and how it will impact immigrants and communities in IL. Call in to learn more.
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Thanks to NAMI Metro Suburban for spreading the word on The HUB! Use this free online tool to connect to services and programs that help you lead a healthier, more resilient life: www.healthconnectionhub.org
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Healthy Communities Foundation2 weeks ago
According to the CDC, more than 80% of new moms try breastfeeding but Black moms represent the lowest percentage of them. "Chocolate Milk", a documentary that dives into how race and sex influence breastfeeding rates among Black moms, will be screened on August 29th. Admission is free but register today: https://bit.ly/2TT56j3

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