New Resource Available Rev. Kirsten Peachey recently co-authored “Generative Leadership: Releasing Life in a Turbulent World,”which is the fruit of 18 months of intensive, lively collaboration by 23 people from seven countries on five continents. Generative Leadership is a form of leadership that draws from the Leading Causes of Life framework that invests in what is Read More
Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available. The Department of Health and Human Services launched FindTreatment.gov, a new website designed to help Americans looking for substance abuse treatment locate services near them. Visitors to FindTreatment.Gov can access information on treatment options, payment and insurance, and the locations of over 13,000 state-licensed treatment facilities Read More
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.