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With the national spotlight on social justice, three South Side healthcare providers, St. Bernard Hospital, Advocate Trinity Hospital and University of Chicago Medicine, along with community leaders, faith leaders, and a number of federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) have joined forces to bring attention to the glaring healthcare disparities that...
To help remedy Chicago's dire blood shortage caused by COVID-19, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and Rev. Byron Brazier of Apostolic Church of God are partnering to hold a community blood drive Friday. African-American blood donors are especially needed to help patients battling sickle cell disease. Blood banks have...
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...
New Alzheimer’s Instant Ticket Featured in Live at Mariano’s Music Series This month, the Illinois Lottery launched an inaugural specialty ticket that provides 100% of its profits to the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois. “Many people don’t know that the Illinois Lottery helps fund several organizations throughout the year by launching specialty tickets,”...
The Black Church PAC recently urged the presidents of Dillard University and Xavier University of Louisiana, both historically Black colleges, to refrain from offering their students up as guinea pigs for controversial and untested coronavirus vaccine trials. Given the Black community’s troubling experience with the American medical system – experience...
A fast-growing network of value-based, primary care centers for adults on Medicare, is launching Community Testing Days for safe and convenient “drive-thru” parking lot COVID-19 testing in September at a variety of locations across Chicago. The testing is available for both existing Oak Street Health patients and for the general...
The third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States is colorectal cancer. African Americans are at higher risk for the disease, and some 2019 statistics show incidence rates were 24 percent higher among Black men and 19 percent higher in Black women....
Chicago-based, social entrepreneur makes third city-wide tour-stop in Bronzeville WHO: Build Bronzeville; BoxvilleChi; Urban Growers Collective; Chicago-based social entrepreneur Dinai Yelverton of The uDe Agency; Dr. Stephanie Johnson of the Plano Child Development Center; community members WHAT: Boxville’s Weekly Community Day WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2020; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. WHERE: Boxville (Parking Lot)...
Health Officials: No Reason to Believe General Public was Exposed The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security are notifying the public that two staff members at a recent Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Harvey have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals...
By Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ Facing a hospital closure on Chicago’s South Side next year in the middle of a pandemic, two midwives are hoping to fill part of the void for mothers-to-be. They want to open a freestanding birth center, where women could deliver their children in a full-size bed at...