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

Stronger Together

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!

Riverside, IL – The Healthy Communities Foundation released the following statement from President Maria Pesqueira on the public charge rule change published today by the Department of Homeland Security. “The Department of Homeland Security has published the change to the public charge rule in the

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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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6 days ago
Congrats to our President Maria Pesqueira for being recognized as one of Chicago's 24 Top Latina Leaders in Philanthropy and Government by @makeitbetterNS! Maria is an incredible leader who is making a difference in Chicago and its surrounding communities! https://t.co/FPn6youtos https://t.co/QLdduLAJXz hcfdn2 photo
6 days ago
Stories like the one shared by Dr. Havernkamp from @ErieFamHealth is a testament to the chilling effects that #publiccharge can have on our immigrant and US-born children. Let's stand together and #protectfamilies. https://t.co/YkIQmW38uj
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American Academy of Pediatrics ‘s Dr. Havernkamp shares how 12 year old boy’s mother refused Medicaid for their son because of fear. This is harming the health, growth and care of our children. #protectfamilies https://t.co/fU4Y8kcNad
7 days ago
"The public charge rule change threatens the health and well-being of the immigrant families the Healthy Communities Foundation and our grantee partners serve." #publiccharge #ProtectFamilies Read our full statement here: https://t.co/mFOleXLIdE
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Healthy Communities Foundation6 days ago
Congratulations to our President Maria Socorro Pesqueira for being recognized as one of Chicago's 24 Top Latina Leaders in Philanthropy and Government by Make It Better! Maria is an incredible leader who is making a difference in Chicago and its surrounding communities! Bravo! See the article here: https://bit.ly/2OP177a
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Healthy Communities Foundation7 days ago
"The public charge rule change threatens the health and well-being of the immigrant families the Healthy Communities Foundation and our grantee partners serve." #publiccharge #ProtectFamilies Read our full statement here: https://bit.ly/2NvaVyB
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Healthy Communities Foundation shared Community Memorial Foundation's post.1 week ago
Attention #changemakers at Nazareth Academy and Lyons Township High School! Community Memorial Foundation is launching a new youth philanthropy program. This is a great way for young people to learn about philanthropy and get involved in their community. Check it out:
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Healthy Communities Foundation1 week ago
We want to keep you informed with up-to-date information and resources about how #publiccharge can impact the immigrant communities you may serve. #ProtectFamilies Please access that info here: https://bit.ly/2pK9FhD
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Healthy Communities Foundation2 weeks ago
We cannot lose sight of the health implications and other downstream effects disabled immigrants can face when the proposed #publiccharge rule change is instituted. #ProtectFamilies https://ampr.gs/2njVfmS
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Healthy Communities Foundation2 weeks ago
Nine out of the 15 Illinois schools recently recognized as America's Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation are within our service area! Eight schools in Berwyn and one in Summit were recognized for doing their part to "reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and help kids develop healthy habits". Congratulations! Read more here: https://bit.ly/2I3c7rC

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.

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