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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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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The leading type of cancer in Illinois is breast cancer in women across all racial and ethnic groups and is the second leading cause of death for women. National research shows racial disparities in diagnosis and survival rates, especially among low-income communities that lack access to health services. Locally, this

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October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Structural Racism & Breast Cancer Deaths Among Black Women in Chicago

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there is very encouraging news about breast health equity for our region. Since 1990, there has been incredible progress in narrowing racial disparities in prostate, colorectal and lung cancer deaths between Black and White patients in the US. However, racial disparities in breast

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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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2 days ago
We are excited to support and participate in the upcoming @Upswell Chicago! Keep an eye out and take part in our "Wellness Moment" during the convening! #wellness #health #selfcare #upswell2019 https://t.co/fV6DLfwb7i
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Upswell Chicago is just nine days away! Upswell wouldn't be possible without the support of many, including two of this year's Connector level partners. Thank you @Americans4Arts and @hcfdn2 for supporting this work! #upswell2019 https://t.co/ZrN4ppAXE5
7 days ago
In the US and IL, #Racialdisparities in #breastcancer death rates have widened since 2010. But, there is encouraging news about breast #healthequity for our region. Anne Marie Murphy, ED of the Task Force and HCF Board Member wrote a guest blog about it: https://t.co/WWxfQhzmtm
1 week ago
From all of us at Healthy Communities Foundation, we wish you a very happy Diwali! https://t.co/ys9lAEXMAc hcfdn2 photo
2 weeks ago
We had a great time at the “Bridges Not Walls” Symposium. Thank you @icirr for a great event! https://t.co/pEsjTv9JKR hcfdn2 photo
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“IL has a flat income tax. It’s one of the most inequitable systems in our state. That’s why the Earned Income Tax Credit is impt for specific groups like ITIN workers, child & elder care providers & students, to get more cash in their pockets.” Harish Patel @EconsecureIL @icirr https://t.co/uxWdQSYGSK hcfdn2 photo
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Layla Suleiman Gonzalez from @LoyolaChicago breaks down Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 for us and its importance in providing equitable access to federally funded programs. @icirr https://t.co/zQ21dIgYVl hcfdn2 photo
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We are excited to support and participate in the upcoming Upswell Chicago! Keep an eye out and take part in our "Wellness Moment" during the convening! #wellness #health #selfcare #upswell2019
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation7 days ago
In the US and in our state, racial disparities in #breastcancer death rates have widened since 2010. However, there is encouraging news about breast #healthequity for our region. Anne Marie Murphy, PhD, ED of Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force (soon to be Equal Hope) and HCF Board Member wrote a guest blog about it: http://bit.ly/2p4ygAT
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Healthy Communities Foundation1 week ago
From all of us at Healthy Communities Foundation, we wish you a very happy Diwali!

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