The Alliance for Health Equity is pleased to share our second edition newsletter for June 2021. Please send any opportunities, resources, or events to Lucy Peterson to be included in an upcoming newsletter. Thank you for your continued partnership!
Alliance for Health Equity Upcoming Committee and Workgroup Meetings
- Food Access and Food Security Workgroup Meeting—Thursday, July 29th, 10-11:30am
- Social and Structural Determinants of Health Committee Meeting—Thursday, August 5th, 10-11:30am
If you would like to attend an AHE committee or workgroup meeting, please email Lucy Peterson at Lucy.Peterson@iphionline.org.
- Illinois Public Health Institute—position descriptions
- Director, Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation
- Program Manager – Alliance for Health Equity
- Program Manager – Breastfeeding and Nutrition Initiatives
- Program Manager – Chicago CARES to Prevent Diabetes
- Program Manager – Planning, Training and Capacity Initiatives
- Communications Manager
- Program Associate – Alliance for Health Equity
- Program Associate – IPHI
- Administrative Assistant – Data Across Sectors for Health
- Cook County Department of Public Health—position description
- Regional Health Officer—Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Public Health Programs, the Regional Health Officer will play a leadership role in community health assessment and planning efforts and lead implementation and evaluation of designated community health priority plans.
- Muse Community + Design (MUSE)—position description
- Associate—The Associate will work on a variety of public engagement, mobility, equity, sustainability, and urban planning projects. Approximately 90% of the work will be in support of client-based projects; 10% of the work will be dedicated to the preparation of proposals, firm communications, and our website.
- Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI)—position description
- Community Health Worker (CHW) II—This position will be based at Swedish Hospital’s Emergency Department.
- American Heart Association—position description
- Community Impact Director—The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within metro Chicago, including the surrounding suburban counties (collar counties) by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity with a focus on diverse communities.
- The third year of the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response Learning Collaborative (HOTR-LC) is set to launch in July Three sessions hosted in partnership with CDPH and IPHI will be held in July, September, and November and will be open to Chicago-based licensed clinical health professionals from hospitals, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and Opioid Treatment Programs. More information about the first session can be found here.
- All In: Data for Community Health is seeking proposals for their 2021 National Meeting Partners who are actively engaged in multi-sector collaborations of organizations, community members, local and state government agencies, and other stakeholders working together to improve health and well-being through data sharing are invited to apply. Deadline June 25th, 5pm ET
- Partners are invited to submit comments on City of Chicago’s Equity Statement of Principles The Office of Equity and Racial Justice in partnership with the Together We Health Initiative have developed this draft statement after several months of community stakeholder listening sessions, partner meetings, and revisions. Deadline June 28th
- Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) has posted a Request for Proposals for four funding opportunities intended to support and accelerate innovative research to improve human health. Awarded projects are expected to be completed within 12-24 months depending on the funding mechanism. Deadline July 9th
- Community Infrastructure Fund for Mutual Aid is accepting applications This fund, provided by the Omidyar Network, is open to partners working on developing mutual aid infrastructure and catalyzing mutualist systems. An information session for interested organizations will be held June 28th. Deadline July 15th
- New Voices of Child Health Report explores swimming and water safety for Chicago families The report finds that the most common reasons children had not had swim lessons were cost (35%), not enough time (22%), nowhere to go for swim lessons (21%), children were too young (19%), and children didn’t want to (17%).
- Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing discussed protections for the LGBTQ+ community in Chicago In recognition of Pride Month, the Lawyer’s Committee held a special discussion on the topic of LGBTQ+ protections in housing.
- Dying from Drugs: A New Look at Overdose Deaths in the U.S. This infographic was developed by NIHCM and examines prescription drug and substance use across the country.
- Do No Harm: Applying Equity Awareness in Data Visualization Urban Institute’s new guide was developed to demonstrate how data practitioners can approach their work through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Immigrant Eligibility for Health Coverage in Illinois: June 2021 Updates
Wednesday, June 23rd, 1-2:30pm—Virtual
Participants will be provided an overview of immigrant eligibility for Illinois’s Medicaid programs and the Affordable Care Act marketplace, as well as changes to program eligibility due to COVID.
Let’s Talk About the Connection Between Mental Health, Race, and Violence
Thursday, June 24th, 10:30am-12pm—Virtual
This event, hosted by the Community Partners Collective, will feature a panel discussion from community organizers, leaders, and social justice activists who will discuss the connections between mental health, race and violence, particularly in youth. Panelists include: Dr. Henrika McCoy (UIC), Dan’iel Kendricks (Ignite), and Adam Alonso (BUILD) and the panel will be moderated by Daniel Nelson (Community Care).
Achieving Health Equity for People with Disabilities
Monday, June 28th, 12-1pm CT—Virtual
This webinar, hosted by NIHCM, will explore the challenges of COVID and showcase strategies to address the diverse needs of people living with disabilities and how to work towards health equity. Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.
Peer Specialist Webinar Series: Supporting the Journey Back Outside
Tuesday, June 29th, 1pm CT—Virtual
This webinar is intended for peer specialists who are supporting their respective populations in reintegrating to the outdoors following the COVID pandemic. Certificates for participation will be available to attendees.
Ideas Forum: Public Safety
Tuesday, July 6th, 7pm—Virtual
Public safety remains a fiercely-debated topic both nationally and locally, with many across the U.S. rethinking traditional ways to reduce violence. Join WBEZ and the U of C’s Center for Effective Government for a virtual event to learn more about Chicago’s violence reduction priorities, bold reforms from other cities and innovative ideas from a diverse group of local civic leaders.
HOTR-LC: Session 1 Withdrawal Management and Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Initiation and Continuation Across Hospital Settings: Medical Stabilization, Inpatient, and Emergency Department Best Practices
Friday, July 9th, 12:30-1:30pm—Virtual
Join IPHI and local and national subject matter experts to build capacity both within and outside of your institution, gain critical information about how to prevent and respond to overdoses, treat opioid use disorder (OUD), and how to improve health outcomes for people with OUD. Participants will also receive CMEs, provided by UI Heath, and best-practice reference materials developed by subject matter experts. See attached flyer for more information.
UI Health Early Outreach Program Series: Increasing the Number of Minority Physicians
Saturday, July 10th, 9:30am—Virtual
Join the UI Health Early Outreach Program for a discussion aimed at advancing awareness in health equity and inter-generational health and well-being for Black/African American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino student populations. Attendees will hear from African American young men who graduated from EOP and are near completion of Medical School and others who will enter Medical School in Fall of 2021.
Accelerating Climate Change: The Power of Regional Planning & Municipal Implementation
Tuesday, July 13th, 12-1:30pm—Virtual
Join the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and MPC for the launce of one of the first regional climate plans in the U.S.: the 2021 Climate Action Plan for the Chicago Region.
Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy Virtual Event #2: Lead Service Lines
Thursday, July 15th, 10am-12pm—Virtual
The second session of this year’s virtual Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy will bring leaders together to discuss the facts, trends, and challenges of lead service line replacement across IL.
Webinar: Got 8 minutes to learn how to save a life?
Friday, July 16th, 12-1pm —Virtual
Join IPHI for a step-by-step walkthrough and live troubleshooting on how to register to obtain your x-waiver. All you will need to participate is a smartphone or computer, Illinois License Number, and DEA Number. There will also be time for a review of buprenorphine initiation protocols, practice considerations, and common regulatory questions. See flyer for more information.