On Friday, May 13, IHA’s 2nd annual Health Equity Action Day will spotlight the value of health equity to all communities and will feature discussions on successful health equity initiatives at Illinois hospitals. The virtual event will include bestselling author Heather McGhee and the launch of this year’s Racial Health Equity in Healthcare Progress Report from IHA. Visit IHA’s website to view the flyer and register for the event.
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UPDATE: Thank you for attending SSHCO’s virtual town hall! Check our “Community Engagement” tab to view the recording. // All are invited to a virtual community town hall with the South Side Healthy Community Organization! Learn more about our plans to improve health and wellness on Chicago’s South Side. Visit SSHCOTownHall.eventbrite.com to register or click here to learn more.
The South Side Healthy Community Organization (SSHCO) is putting out a Request for Information (RFI) to community-based organizations, seeking information on currently existing or new program concepts that can help address the issues that impact the health of our South Side community. Click here for more information.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in a challenging healthcare environment, display strong operating and financial leadership responsibility, and have proven experience with building organizations from the ground up. They will have experience within human services, community health centers, community hospitals, or in a multi-faceted organization with complex business, technical, and regulatory demands. Interested or know someone qualified? Please share this opportunity with your friends, family and network to help us find the best candidates! Click here for more information and here to apply now.
A coalition of South Side health care providers, including University of Chicago Medicine and Friend Health, have established the South Side Healthy Community Organization through the state’s Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives program, aiming to expand primary, specialty and preventative care. – Hyde Park Herald
Eight healthcare collaboratives across Illinois have been allocated funds from the state with the goal of reorienting healthcare in Illinois to reduce healthcare inequities, improve health outcomes, address social determinants of health, and remedy persistent difficulty for underserved communities to access quality healthcare. – KHQA-TV
One group on the South Side said it will work to improve access to health care, including by adding 90 primary care and obstetrics providers. In recent years, it’s become increasingly difficult to get obstetrics care on the South Side with fewer hospitals offering obstetrics units. – Chicago Tribune