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.  This talk features members of the Bring Chicago Home coalition in a conversation on addressing the city’s homelessness crisis.

Sam Carlson
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Carlos de Jesus Rivera
Center for Housing and Health

Lamont Burnett
ONE Northside

Seminar date: October 29, 2019

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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.

Rodney Johnson, MPH
President, One Health Englewood
Action Champion, EQLOP Health and Wellness

Seminar date: September 17, 2019

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

This talk described 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.

Elizabeth Lynch, PhD
Associate Professor
Rush University Medical Center
Preventive Medicine

Daniel J. Schober, PhD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
DePaul University
Master of Public Health Program

Seminar date: May 28, 2019

‘What’s really in my drugs?’: Early experiences of establishing a real-time, street-based illicit drug-checking service in Chicago

Greg Scott
DePaul University
Chicago Recovery Alliance

Lydia Karch
CDC Foundation

Seminar date: March 12, 2019

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People Power and The Fight for Health Equity

James E. Bloyd, MPH
Cook County Department of Public Health

Seminar date: January 22, 2019

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