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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4 days ago
O-Zones, or Opportunity Zones. At the “Leveraging Opportunity Zones for Community Benefit” event hosted by @urbaninstitute, we learned the impact that investments in these O-Zones can have & philanthropy can play a role in that. Read more: https://t.co/iUJExNkZVN https://t.co/9lrAC2xL70 hcfdn2 photo
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While DHS will now review over 210K #publiccharge comments that were submitted to the DHS late last year, it's not over and nor is the fear and anxiety that our communities are facing. Read more about where this issue is at: https://t.co/ph8aRghot2 #ProtectFamilies https://t.co/toV8Caltjs hcfdn2 photo
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Healthy Communities Foundation shared Greater Chicago Food Depository's post.2 days ago
NEWS: As part of our continued response to the #GovernmentShutdown, the Food Depository will distribute food boxes for 500+ federal workers next week. Share our press release and visit our site for more information. https://bit.ly/2HjtEPJ
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Healthy Communities Foundation shared Greater Chicago Food Depository's post.2 days ago
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Healthy Communities Foundation is attending an event at Malcolm X College.4 days ago
Interesting topic: O-Zones, or Opportunity Zones. At the “Leveraging Opportunity Zones for Community Benefit” event hosted by Urban Institute, we learned the impact that investments in these O-Zones can have & philanthropy can play a role in that. Read more about O-Zones here: bit.ly/2MhSjCZ
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Healthy Communities Foundation5 days ago
Over 210K comments were submitted against #publiccharge to the DHS during the public comment period that ended 12/10/18. It's not over and nor is the fear that our communities are facing. Let's continue to stand strong in opposition to this rule and work to dispel inaccuracies and rumors that only perpetuate that fear. #ProtectFamilies

Read more here: https://bit.ly/2T0h4Gs
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Healthy Communities Foundation6 days ago
We attended today’s City Club of Chicago’s luncheon which featured Dr. Julie Morita, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. She spoke of all the successes the City has had in advancing public health by addressing social determinants of health. However, she also spoke of all that is yet to be accomplished through continued community involvement, collaboration amongst diverse sectors and policy/systems change. #healthequity #StrongerTogether
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Healthy Communities Foundation6 days ago
Guarde la fecha para el 2 de febrero para la Cumbre Anual de Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, "Redefinamos "Ciudadanía" Para Todos: Una Nueva Visión de Liberación Colectiva", en Malcolm X College. Únase a la manifestación y sesiones de discusiones grupales donde se cuestionará la noción tradicional de ciudadanía. Lea para mas información: https://bit.ly/2SScCtu

Save the date for February 2nd for ICIRR's annual Summit "Redefining Citizenship: A New Vision for Collective Liberation" at Malcolm X College. Join them for a rally and breakout sessions where they will be challenging the traditional notion of citizenship. Read for more info: https://bit.ly/2SScCtu

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