Bridges Not Walls: Building Leadership, Power and Equity For All


ICIRR Policy Symposium The symposium is the culmination of ICIRR’s member engagement process, which identified broad issues for potential advocacy. This event will bring together member organizations, allies, and key stakeholders to define our 2020 policy priorities and how to achieve them. Featuring keynote speaker Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration. … Continue reading Bridges Not Walls: Building Leadership, Power and Equity For All

Bring Chicago Home: A Solution to Chicago’s Homelessness Crisis


Roughly 86,000 Chicagoans are experiencing homelessness and a solution is clear: a dedicated revenue stream to expand housing subsidy programs and supportive services. Join members of the Bring Chicago Home coalition in a conversation on addressing Chicago’s homelessness crisis. Seminar Date and Time Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT Location 1735 … Continue reading Bring Chicago Home: A Solution to Chicago’s Homelessness Crisis

Priorities of Adverse Community Experiences, Trauma, and Resilience in Greater Englewood


The Englewood and West Englewood (Greater Englewood) communities on the South Side of Chicago experience disparities in health outcomes and low life expectancies. Structural violence and trauma are associated with poor health outcomes. The Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience (ACE/R) framework is a useful tool to engage low-income communities experiencing structural violence, trauma, and community … Continue reading Priorities of Adverse Community Experiences, Trauma, and Resilience in Greater Englewood

Healthy Chicago Databook: Older Adult Health


The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Center for Community Health Equity (CCHE) jointly released a report describing the health status of Chicago’s older adult population. In 2016, there were more than 300,000 adults over the age of 65 living in Chicago, and this number is expected to grow. The report provides an in depth … Continue reading Healthy Chicago Databook: Older Adult Health

Health Equity & Social Justice Conference 2019


The 12th annual Health Equity & Social Justice (HESJ) Conference was held on August 5, 2019, at Malcolm X College in Chicago. The conference was hosted by DePaul University’s Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Community Health Equity. Keynote Speakers Sharon Homan, PhD, MS President of the Sinai Urban Health Institute Place-Based … Continue reading Health Equity & Social Justice Conference 2019