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Strategic Health Initiatives

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Our Funding Area

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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Pesqueira Appointed General Trustee, Lincoln Academy of Illinois

Our President, Maria Pesqueira, was appointed General Trustee of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois by Governor JB Pritzker. Established in 1964, the Lincoln Academy annually honors distinguished Illinoisans for public service and professional achievements with the Order of Lincoln, our State’s highest honor. As General Trustee, Maria will play a

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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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This upcoming Tuesday, our grantee partners @pchcares and @familyfocus_org have partnered with @BerwynSouth100 to host a free discussion in Spanish about #seasonalaffectivedisorder led by licensed clinical professional counselor, Denise Sandoval.

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We were in full reflection/visionary mode this week. We took time to reflect on our journey since our Strat Plan was implemented in mid-2018 & envisioned what next year would look like as both we and our communities continue to evolve. https://t.co/lNs15D0Jbf hcfdn2 photo
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This Monday, @WoodsFundChi Program Officer Alejandra Ibañez, and @PASOACTION Executive Director Mony Ruiz-Velasco will reflect on their trip to the US-Mexico border and share what immigrants seeking asylum have experienced there.

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This upcoming Tuesday, our grantee partners Pillars Community Health and Family Focus will partner with Berwyn South School District 100 to host a free discussion in Spanish about #seasonalaffectivedisorder led by licensed clinical professional counselor, Denise Sandoval.

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