The Center for Community Health Equity is excited to be working with Chicago Scholars to engage young adults in the planning and direction of the health equity work of the Center.

Meet the current Youth Advisory Board and read about their health equity experiences below.

Lack of Access to Medication

By Margaret Harris What health inequality do you see as a big issue in your community? A health inequality I see as a major issue…
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Not All Heroes Need to Be White

By Ethan Pineda Imagine that right now you are currently a 53-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital overnight. You spent the entire night…
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WIC as a Community Safe Haven

by Valerie Alvarez In marginalized communities, community organizations are a safe haven for those struggling with a numerous amount of problems. A problem in particular-…
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Pencils, pens, paper…pacifiers?

by Esmeralda Vargas When the school year starts again, many students look forward to ordering that snazzy bookbag or perhaps buying those new Five Star…
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Lawndale Christian Health Center

by Daniela Luna South Lawndale has had an impact on me ever since I started becoming a patient at the Lawndale Christian Health Center Clinic.…
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SWOP Impact

SWOP (The Southwest Organization Project) has had a significant impact on the community of West Elsdon. SWOP was created by ministries of the Christian, Muslim…
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Food Deserts in West Elsdon

I was born and raised on the Southwest side of Chicago, West Elsdon to be exact. A predominately Latino neighborhood. Growing up, the biggest health…
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Debriefing of Health Inequities

Health inequities refer to the dramatic difference of healthcare availability between individuals in high income households and those who face economic hardships. It is evident…
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The problem behind closed doors.

I remember when my friend told me she was depressed because she was struggling with school and her house rent was increasing she afraid that…
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Are Chips a Vegetable?

Going down 55th and Lawndale on my neon pink bike, I remember taking constant trips to the corner store that was three minutes from my…
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