Gov. Pritzker and President Preckwinkle Announce New Statewide Network to Deploy Computer Devices for Low-Income Residents Across the State

To Enhance Digital Access for Low-Income Families, Governor Issues Call to Action to Public/Private Sectors to Donate Used Equipment to be Refurbished for Illinois Families

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Press Releases Health Equity

HHS Announces New Initiative with American Heart Association to Address Hypertension among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations

Three-year $32M Initiative Addresses Condition Associated with Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

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Health Equity Health Education/Promotion COVID-19

Healing Illinois announces nearly $4.5 million in awards for racial healing efforts across the state - IPHA is one of the grantees!

Illinois Dept. of Human Services and The Chicago Community Trust partner to award funds to 179 nonprofit organizations

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Press Releases Racism Health Equity

Gov. Pritzker and President Preckwinkle Announce New Statewide Network to Deploy Computer Devices for Low-Income Residents Across the State

To Enhance Digital Access for Low-Income Families, Governor Issues Call to Action to Public/Private Sectors to Donate Used Equipment to be Refurbished for Illinois Families

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Press Releases Health Equity

Pritzker Administration Announces New Partnership with ALDI to Provide Online Grocery Access to Over 2 Million Families on SNAP

In a new partnership with ALDI, participants will be able to access fresh food and pantry staples from ALDI via Instacart's same-day delivery and pick-up services.

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Health Equity Food and Nutrition COVID-19

Pritzker Administration Launches the Illinois Commission on Poverty Elimination and Economic Security to Address Inequality and Poverty Across the State

With a Special Focus on Alleviating Intergenerational Poverty, The Commission Aims Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Poverty in Illinois by 2036

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Press Releases Health Equity

Pritzker Administration Launches Outreach Campaign to Support the State’s Latinx and Immigrant Communities and announce 14 new Welcoming Centers across Illinois Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Outreach Focuses on Prevention, Testing and Treatment Access to Services Across 17 languages to Latinx, Immigrant, Refugee Communities Impacted by COVID-19

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COVID-19 Health Equity

Health disparities research training opportunity

Northwestern University Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program (NU-MHRT)

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Academia Health Equity Student

IDHFS Announces Equity-Centric Healthcare Transformation Plan

Department to work with legislators, community partners to build a healthcare system that better serves all Illinois residents

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Health Equity Press Releases

Advancing Racial Equity webinar focuses on Achieving Environmental Justice

The final webinar in the APHA Advancing Racial Equity series will raise awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental racism on the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and people of color in the U.S. 

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Environmental Health APHA Webinar Health Equity

IDHS Launches Targeted COVID-19 Prevention Campaign to Help Support African American Communities in Chicago

IDHS has planned several initiatives to increase awareness of relief and aid available to Black communities across Chicago and other parts of the state that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Health Equity COVID-19

APHA New Advancing Racial Equity Webinar: Housing is a Human Right

This webinar will discuss structural racism in housing.

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Health Equity APHA Webinar

Illinois State Museum to Host Social Justice in Museums Series

Thought leaders discuss how museums can cultivate cultural change and healing

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Press Releases Health Equity

Gov. Pritzker Proposes Principles to Build a More Equitable Criminal Justice System

Criminal Justice Reform Principles Aim to Modernize Criminal Code, End Cycles of Recidivism, and Increase Police Accountability

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Health Equity Press Releases

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15 to October 15. Learn abotu resources available.

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Health Equity Health Education/Promotion

How Health Departments Can Address Police Violence As a Public Health Issue

This resource includes 5 recommendations and specific actions for health departments to take to help end police violence.

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Violence Prevention Injury Control/EMS Health Equity

APHA Webinar: Using Healthy People to Address Social Determinants of Health and Achieve Health Equity

Webinar discussing how local governments, non-profits and national organizations have used Healthy People in the past and how they can use Healthy People 2030 to address the social determinants of health in their communities.

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Health Equity APHA Webinar

APHA Webinar: Racial Healing for Ourselves, Our Communities and Our Future

Join APHA for the fourth webinar in the Advancing Racial Equity series.

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Webinar APHA Health Equity Racism

New APHA Racial Equity Guide

To help you use the APHA webinars to initiate or deepen anti-racism efforts in your organizations, schools and communities, we’ve developed a discussion guide to be used along with viewing the webinar recordings.

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APHA Health Equity Racism

Lupus Outreach, Education and Clinical Trials

This is a 4-year partnership between Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Harvard Schoolof Medicine Brigham Women's Hospital, the Illinois Public Health Association and the Lupus Society of Illinois

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Lupus Health Equity Health Education/Promotion

IPHA Releases Statement on Public Health Crisis of Racism and Violence

The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) released the following statement on Wednesday, June 3:

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Policy & Legislative Committee Press Releases Health Equity Racism Violence Prevention

COVID-19 and Health Equity: Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts - Free NAM-APHA Webinar

COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Webinar APHA Health Equity

Tangible support for undocumented immigrants during COVID-19 from Immigrants Rising:

List of resources to help undocumented immigrants navigate the crisis from Immigrants Rising

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Health Equity COVID-19 Coronavirus

14th Annual Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving! Chicago Family Health and Wellness Fair

The health fair event will be held at McKinley park on May 30th, 2020.

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exhibit Minority Health Health Education/Promotion Health Equity

OMH Announces Active & Healthy Challenge for National Minority Health Month 2020

National Minority Health Month begins on April 1, 2020 with the theme Active & Healthy

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Minority Health Month Health Equity Health Education/Promotion

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Health Equity

The Health Equity Section aim to increase awareness about health disparities gaps, and promotes the formulation of public health strategies, policies and research that improve access to a healthy living and quality of life. The section fosters the enhancement of data that recognizes emerging concerning trends and successful outcomes through the utilization of a broad range of communication and health education strategies.