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The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services puts out a regular email that is loaded with resources and information for faith communities that want to support the health of their members. Sign up to receive it here. 

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Why culture-specific holiday gatherings matter: A healing balm for the psyche and soul

Often there are questions about why various cultural groups have their own separate holidays, celebrations, worship centers, and communities. One may ask, “Well, aren’t we all Americans? Why do we have so many culture-based groups? Isn’t that reverse discrimination? Why can’t we just all get along together?” Such questions presume that we are all equally Read More

Health Care Law Toolkit for Faith and Community-Based Organizations

From our colleagues at the Partnership Center at the Department of Health and Human Services: Millions of Americans lack quality, affordable health care coverage, which is essential for healthy individuals, families and communities. The Health Care law has made health insurance more affordable and accessible through the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov). Faith and community-based organizations Read More

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Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County

Community Survey The Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County is a network of 22 hospitals, 6 health departments and community partners who are working together on community health assessment and planning in Chicago and Cook County. The participating nonprofit hospitals have all decided to make the most of the opportunity presented by the Community Health Read More

Stroke Promoters Training Being Offered

The Community Engagement for Early Recognition and Immediate Action in Stroke (CEERIAS) project is offering training for “stroke promoters” in south side Chicago neighborhoods. They are looking for assistance in identifying people who are active in their community who are excited about helping community members learn about stroke symptoms and why it is important to Read More

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Feedback Needed for Healthy Illinois 2021 Plan

The State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), State Health Assessment (SHA), and State Innovation Model (SIM) are three statewide initiatives that focus on improving the health of Illinois residents.  Collectively, these initiatives are called Healthy Illinois 2021. These processes help us understand the current health status in Illinois and establish health improvement strategies that address needs Read More

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Make Your Facility Accessible for Elders and People with Disabilities

Your house of worship is a symbol of hope and faith in the community. Is it welcoming for older adults and people with disabilities? An Accessible Faith Grant from The Retirement Research Foundation can help your house of worship tackle accessibility projects both big and small – from renovating restrooms to installing elevators and assistive Read More

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Minority Health Conference Call for Abstracts

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Online abstracts are now being accepted for poster and concurrent sessions for the 2015 Illinois Minority Health Conference to be held March 24-25, 2015 at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville. For additional information, please click here. The deadline for submission is January 16, 2015 at 5:00pm.

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