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

New Video: Raj Shah in Conversation with Nancy Stevenson


On May 31, in collaboration with the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy and Skyline Village Chicago, Dr. Raj Shah presented on our recent release, Community Health Equity: A Chicago Reader. Introduced by Phyllis Mitzen and moderated by Nancy Stevenson, this presentation reviewed the historical landscape of health inequities in Chicago and proposed solutions for the … Continue reading New Video: Raj Shah in Conversation with Nancy Stevenson

Addressing High Blood Pressure through a Community Health Worker Intervention in Westside Chicago Churches


This talk on May 28, 2019, will describe the development of a community-based participatory research project in partnership with African American churches on the West Side to improve health equity. Focusing on the development and evolution of the community partnership process and the design and recruitment process for a church-based blood pressure intervention. Registration for … Continue reading Addressing High Blood Pressure through a Community Health Worker Intervention in Westside Chicago Churches

Structural Racism: A 60-Year-Old Black Woman with Breast Cancer


Read our contribution to the New England Journal of Medicine‘s “Case Studies in Social Medicine” series. Many hospitals in Chicago’s largely black neighborhoods lack an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Center designation. This designation provides a quality framework to guide cancer care. Of the 12 Chicago hospitals with this designation, only 2 are … Continue reading Structural Racism: A 60-Year-Old Black Woman with Breast Cancer