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National Health Corps Chicago Members Make Impact at Advocate Trinity Hospital
As she looks ahead, Christina Baum (left) hopes to attend medical school and become a physician at a women’s correctional facility. Caitlyn Asama (right) sees law school in her future, with the goal of practicing healthcare law. Baum and Asama feel better prepared for their futures, they say, thanks to a partnership between Advocate Trinity Read More
Prayer Shawls Provide Comfort to Those Facing Illness
“I truly felt your love and prayers and the warmth of the Lord around me.” Alesha. Thanks to the Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. James Catholic Church, Franklin, WI, patients, like Alesha, have received the gift of warmth and comfort. “There is a need for the prayer shawls – they mean so much to those Read More
Staying Socially Connected This Winter
By Keri Lipperini, Director, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living Winter is upon us. While some may enjoy the colder climates, others may start withdrawing from activities and disconnecting from family and friends. Those who suffer from seasonal depression will face an even harder battle as they withdraw until springtime returns. Read More
The South Chicago Community is a Finalist for $10 million Prize – Attend Feb. 29 Event to Learn More!
All are invited to learn more and give input on a Chicago Prize proposal that could bring nine new developments to the South Chicago neighborhood.Projects include affordable housing, recreation, culture, and new businesses. February 29 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 3039 E. 91st Street, Chicago RSVP here.
Eagle Scout Teaches 8th Graders Life-Saving Skills
Thanks to Anthony Rios’ hard work and dedication, 60 confirmands at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, Crystal Lake, IL, have the skills and knowledge to save a person’s life. Anthony, 16, recently led a “Future Life Savers” AED and CPR training session at the school to fulfill his Eagle Scout Service Project requirement. “I Read More
Honoring Black History Month and Raising Awareness about African American Mental Health
As we honor black history during February, we also take this opportunity to raise awareness of mental health in the black community. Communities of color have historically faced unique difficulties in accessing mental and behavioral health care, which is further compounded by stigma. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Read More
Khalil Center provides culturally competent and spiritually integrated care for Muslim Americans
Khalil Center is a psychological and spiritual wellness center pioneering the application of traditional Islamic spiritual healing methods to modern clinical psychology. Located in Lombard, IL, Khalil Center meets the needs of Chicago area Muslims, many of whom say Islamically integrated services by a provider who shares religious values is extremely important, according to Khalil Read More
Anya Gordon has a passion for helping others. Her new role at Advocate Aurora Health as Program Specialist on Faith and Community Health allows her to do just that – and make a direct impact on her community. “This role is well suited for me,” she said. “It’s in line with my personal passion and Read More
Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative: Promoting Health and Well-Being for Our Community
The Avondale Faith and Health Collaborative is a partnership of faith-rooted organizations and faith communities that have come together to improve the health and well-being of Avondale residents. We can all thrive and be healthier when we: Know and trust each other, Draw on the power of our spiritual traditions, Connect to services and programs Read More
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