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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Our President, Maria Pesqueira, is speaking about the impact that the #publiccharge rule change will have in our communities at the press conference being held by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and members of the IL congressional delegation. https://t.co/mzTwscRrNx hcfdn2 photo
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We are here speaking about the impact that the #publiccharge rule change will have in our communities at the press conference being held by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and members of the IL congressional delegation. https://t.co/teRuTV7nwe hcfdn2 photo
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Stay informed about the latest at HCF, grant opportunities, community news and other important information you'll want to know about. Sign up for our newsletter here: https://t.co/5ievovC9Uw #healthequity #SDOH #communityhealth #StrongerTogether https://t.co/2uWTnC5f5w hcfdn2 photo
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Healthy Communities Foundation5 hours ago
We are here speaking about the impact that the #publiccharge rule change will have in our communities at the press conference being held by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and members of the IL congressional delegation.
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation4 days ago
Here’s the reality: In IL, about 4% of doctors are black. The number of black men entering med school has dropped and make up fewer than 2% of US med school students. Why? Lack of STEM exposure for young students, issues financing 10 years of med school, discouragement from school counselors to even apply. What’s the impact? Black male doctors have a large impact on the health of black males. They are more receptive and comfortable with someone that shares their background and understands their specific needs. This can save lives.

Just as in Atlanta, there is a need to develop a pipeline program to bring more black men into the medical profession. https://bit.ly/2RdvmCd
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Healthy Communities Foundation5 days ago
Stay informed about the latest at HCF, grant opportunities, community news and other important information you'll want to know about. Sign up for our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2CCcRU0
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Healthy Communities Foundation1 week ago
Take action against #publiccharge. From now until December 10th, you can submit a comment directly to the Department of Homeland Security about how this rule impacts our immigrant communities. Each comment will be read and responded to by the current administration. Share your stories here: https://bit.ly/2xjzTL0
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation1 week ago
Congratulations Mobile Care Chicago for being recognized with the CHEST Foundation 2018 Community Service Award! Their work in bringing home environment assessments to Asthma Van patients who have "allergic-asthma" has resulted in improved outcomes for patients with severe asthma -- fewer asthma symptoms, fewer missed school days and less use of the ER. Learn more about this initiative and their award here: https://bit.ly/2q3m7sV
Healthy Communities Foundation
Healthy Communities Foundation2 weeks ago
We attended this past Monday's "Chicago's #DeathGap is a Crisis" discussion at Chicago Ideas Week. Where you live should NOT determine how long you'll live, your socioeconomic status and other life opportunities. #SDOH #healthequity.

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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