Faith & Health News and Updates

  • Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative Provides Hospitality – and a Taste of Home – for Asylum-Seeking Families

    Cindy Novak

    The savory, sweet aroma of freshly made cornmeal cakes filled the room. “Arepas!  Arepas!” the children exclaimed, as they ran into the room. Their mothers had spent the morning making arepas – a doughy tortilla-like staple commonly served in households throughout Central and South America. Many of the children had not eaten arepas since they Read More

  • Compassion, Prevention, and Healing for Addiction: Webinar recording available

    Cindy Novak

    We recently welcomed Dr. Beth Fishman, Program Manager for Addiction Services for JCFS Chicago, and Rabbi Dr. Rob Jury from Congregation Anshe Tikvah, to our community of practice, Compassion, Prevention, and Healing for Addiction. Beth presented from the social service agency perspective, showcasing community education and support services and professional training activities. Rob shared his Read More

  • Do We Have the Courage to Love?

    Cindy Novak

    One of the most common measures of the health of a community is infant mortality —the percentage of babies who die before their first birthday. As with many other health conditions, African Americans have the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Black babies die at three times the rate of white babies, even when Read More

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