Our published reports, in collaboration with other Chicago health professionals.
A Collaborative Report on the Aging Undocumented Population of Illinois
Rush University Medical Center, Center for Community Health Equity, Rob Paral & Associates
The Rush Department of Social Work & Community Health, the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging, the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Center for Community Health Equity decided to collaborate on a project to better understand the current undocumented older adult population and estimate its expected growth over the next decade. These aforementioned partners at Rush University Medical Center worked with Rob Paral & Associates to find these estimates, and subsequently convened a collaborative of individuals with both personal experience, as well as professional experience working with the undocumented community, older adults, and/or their intersections. As the U.S. population ages, and the older adult population diversifies ethnically, racially, linguistically and economically, this will also include the aging of the undocumented community. This report strives to take into account the aging of the undocumented community, specifically when we discuss the future of aging and health care services. This report includes the first estimate of Illinois’ current undocumented older adult population, as well as calculations of how the population will continue to grow.
Lauren K. Turich, Kevin Chang, Daniel Bester and Raj C. Shah
In the United States, more than 40 million adults have a mental health condition; more than half of those conditions remain untreated. Additionally, 4.5 million children ages 3 to 17 have a diagnosed behavior problem, 4.4 million have a diagnosed anxiety problem, and 1.9 million have diagnosed depression. And inadequate mental health care in the United States has resulted in expensive and fragmented access to care for patients in need.
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 look at older adult health and well-being across a range of topics by gender, race and ethnicity.