Improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities by promoting health equity, quality, and access.

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Tina Ramirez Moon, HCF Program Officer, recently attended the Facing Race conference in Detroit, MI. She writes about her experience and how a lot of what she learned could be incorporated in the racial equity work HCF aims to do as well as in her

Our President, Maria Pesqueira, was recognized by Make it Better as one of Chicago’s Top 24 Latina leaders in Philanthropy and Government. Congratulations and thank you for your leadership!

Supporting evidence-based practices that produce measurable results.

Our Service Areas

Grants are given to organizations located within the Foundation’s geographic target area or serving a significant percentage of the local population in these communities.

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14 hours ago
Today is #HumanRightsDay & the 70th Anniv of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today is also the LAST day to submit a public comment against #publiccharge. Living a healthy, full life is a human right. Submit a comment today. #StandUp4HumanRights https://t.co/aTYgbnxGt2 https://t.co/IB6h8AEkg4 hcfdn2 photo
3 days ago
INTERESTING STUDY: Innovative methods to educate older African-Americans about #Alzheimers, like texts, should be considered as more traditional ways, print and Internet, are not moving the needle. https://t.co/hg3MrYPZP4
5 days ago
Tina Ramirez Moon, HCF Program Officer, writes about her experience at the Facing Race conference last month. She talks about how her learnings could be incorporated in the racial equity work we aim to do as well as in her own life. Read her post here. https://t.co/KHbzm0K0No
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation14 hours ago
Today is #HumanRightsDay and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today is also the last day you can submit a public comment to stand against the #publiccharge rule change. Living a healthy and full life is a right. A human right. Submit a comment today. #ProtectFamilies #StandUp4HumanRights https://bit.ly/2xjzTL0
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Healthy Communities Foundation3 days ago
INTERESTING STUDY: "...increasing Alzheimers literacy among African-Americans is crucial for increasing their awareness of their personal risk for the disease, improving care, reducing disparities and ultimately enhancing the quality of life of people diagnosed and their caregivers." Innovative methods to educate the elderly about #Alzheimers, like texts, should be considered as more traditional ways, print and Internet, are not moving the needle. https://bit.ly/2rhgoAe
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation4 days ago
PLEASE SHARE: The deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan through the marketplace is Dec 15th at midnight. Attend a FREE workshop on Dec 12th or Dec 15th so you can make the best enrollment decision. See below for details.
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation5 days ago
Our very own Tina Ramirez Moon, HCF Program Officer, writes about her recent experience at the Facing Race conference in Detroit, MI last month. She talks about how a lot of what she learned could be incorporated in the racial equity work HCF aims to do as well as in her own life. #FacingRace Read her post here. https://bit.ly/2PfO6jj
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation6 days ago
Have you listened to The City podcast? The podcast explores power in urban America with the series starting in Chicago. Season 1 features the story of an illegal six-story construction debris dump in North Lawndale. Attend in person or watch a LIVE discussion tomorrow between The City, WBEZ Chicago and North Lawndale residents about land use and the environmental justice work being done there. In-person RSVP: https://bit.ly/2QBXFxI Stream Live here: https://bit.ly/2G1mjUc
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation1 week ago
We are ONE week out until the last day you can submit a public comment against the #publiccharge rule change. Make your voice heard today. #ProtectFamilies https://bit.ly/2xjzTL0

Resources

In 2018 we worked with Sinai Urban Health Institute to measure and rank the social determinants of health in the communities we serve. Download the report here.

Our Impact