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Facilitating Collective Impact: Building the Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health

The Chicago-based Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health (CIMH) aims to foster a collaborative, community-based and research-informed initiative that is a parCCHE Flyer 11.19.19tnership between individuals regardless of immigration status, mental health practitioners, community organizers, researchers, advocates, and allies. As Co-Founder of CIMH, Dr. Ferrera will discuss the impetus of its formation and the ways in which the coalition collectively works to promote awareness of, and access to, culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services through education, advocacy and resource sharing on behalf of immigrants and their families.

Join us for a conversation with CIMH Co-Chair and DePaul University Professor, Maria Ferrera.

Seminar Date and Time

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT


DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Room 11013
Chicago, IL 60604
Everyone is welcome!

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.

Join us for policy sessions on:

  • Illinois Budget Equity
  • Creating Equitable Access to Health Income & Language Services
  • Federal Fights – Building Beyond 2020
  • Strengthening Our State Victories

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus (Student Center)
2250 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Registration fee: $25

Register Now

If you have questions about registering for this event, please contact Zsa Zsa Pimentel at

Parking is available at the Sheffield and Clifton Parking Deck. Both are approximately a block from the Student Center .

2330 N. Clifton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
2331 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
*The cost is $9.25 with validation

Support for this event has been provided by:

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.

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Seminar Date and Time

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT


1735 W Harrison Street
Cohen Building
Field Auditorium, Lobby Level
Chicago, IL 60612

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 resilience to understand what to target. If unaddressed at the individual level, trauma makes it hard to succeed in school, interferes with work productivity, damages relationships, increases the of violence, and is associated with shorter lifespans.

Join us for a presentation at DePaul University on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, with One Health Englewood, President, Rodney Johnson.

Seminar Date and Time

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm


DePaul University
14 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 710 Conference Room
Chicago, IL

Lunch will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

Healthy Chicago Databook: Older Adult Health

Healthy Chicago Databook: Older Adult HealthThe 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 look at older adult health and well-being across a range of topics by gender, race and ethnicity.

Read the full report.