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.
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 in my community is the accessibility to medication. As a pharmacy technician in one of Englewood’s few pharmacies, there is not one shift where I do not have to turn … Continue reading Youth Perspectives on Health Equity
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 in severe pain and in deep confusion as to what is wrong with you. When the doctors and nurses finally come to visit you in the morning, you realize then … Continue reading Youth Perspectives on Health Equity
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- teen pregnancy has affected the lives of multiple girls my age that are living in my neighborhood. I recall the struggling young girls my age that would seek resources from … Continue reading Youth Perspectives on Health Equity