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HCF Statement on Public Charge

Riverside, IL – The Healthy Communities Foundation released the following statement from President Maria Pesqueira on the public charge rule change published today by the Department of Homeland Security. “The Department of Homeland Security has published the change to the public charge rule in the Federal Register. This rule change

My Suburban Life Article: Healthy Communities Foundation Combats Health Inequity in Cook County

BERWYN – People living in western Cook County, including Berwyn and Cicero, could have a lower life expectancy than those living in downtown Chicago, and the Healthy Communities Foundation is working to help close that 20-year gap. A 2018 study by the Sinai Urban Health Institute in Chicago looked at 27

Stronger Together – HCF 8/21 Info Session Proceedings

On August 21 at the Riverside Village Hall, Healthy Communities Foundation staff, board members, and over 130 grantees and community members gathered to discuss the Healthy Communities Foundation’s new strategic plan and 2018 grant application. With an emphasis on collaboration, HCF chose the theme “Stronger Together” to introduce the strategic plan and

HCF Announces New Focus on Health Equity

The Healthy Communities Foundation (HCF) has gone through an in-depth strategic planning process and has fine-tuned its focus to address the root causes for health disparities within the 27 zip code region served by its legacy institution, MacNeal Hospital. On August 17, HCF will begin accepting applications for General Operating


Community Providers Offer Experience, Wisdom & Insights to Strategic Planning Process

Last week the Healthy Communities Foundation (HCF) convened two community stakeholder forums as part of its strategic planning process. We are grateful to the over eighty community leaders who took time to share their experience, wisdom, insights and ideas with us and with one another. The purpose of the strategic