My Suburban Life Article: Healthy Communities Foundation combats health inequity in Cook County

BERWYN – People living in western Cook County, including Berwyn and Cicero, could have a lower life expectancy than those living in downtown Chicago, and the Healthy Communities Foundation is working to help close that 20-year gap.

A 2018 study by the Sinai Urban Health Institute in Chicago looked at 27 western Cook County zip codes and found individuals in some of those communities face significant barriers to health equity.

The Healthy Communities Foundation partners with area nonprofit organizations that impact the social determinants of health by providing grants that help the nonprofits enhance services to improve the health and well-being of families, individuals and communities.

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