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2021-2022 Seed Grant

DUE: March 12, 2021 11:59pm CT OVERVIEW AND PURPOSEThe Community Discussion & Dissemination Seed Grants (“Seed Grants”) aim to stimulate discussion around structural violence within diverse communities throughout Chicago, and to support the dissemination of new ideas and knowledge about how to address/minimize structural violence. Proposed activities are to be conducted in a period starting […]

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Public Narrative

On Thursday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m., @Public Narrative will introduce their new focus on narrative change and feature conversations with partners in public health, public safety, and public education, in a free online event! Register at: http://tinyurl.com/ChangewithUS #ChangeWithUS  

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Virtual Townhall

Save the date! CHER Chicago will be having a virtual townhall October 13th from 2-4pm CT. Pilot and Seed Grants will be released. Feel free to request consultations if you have any project idea/questions.

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Investigator Dissemination

Kim SJ, Bostwick W. Social Vulnerability and Racial Inequality in COVID-19 Deaths in Chicago. Health Educ Behav. 2020;47(4):509-513. doi:10.1177/1090198120929677

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Social Vulnerability and Racial Inequality in COVID-19 Deaths in Chicago

By: Drs. Sage Kim & Wendy Bostwick Abstract Although the current COVID-19 crisis is felt globally, at the local level, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected poor, highly segregated African American communities in Chicago. To understand the emerging pattern of racial inequality in the effects of COVID-19, we examined the relative burden of social vulnerability and health […]

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CHICAGO CBO COVID-19 NEEDS ASSESSMENT

On April 10th, 2020, in conjunction with the Center for Health Equity Research Chicago (CHER) we launched a brief, community-based needs assessment, meant to capture the organizational and client needs of Chicago’s diverse community service organizations as they worked to respond to COVID 19. This point-in-time assessment covers the period of April 10th through April […]

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Chicago Artists Andy Bellomo and Sandra Antongiorgi Virtually Unveil New Mural Honoring LGBTQ Community

“REBIRTH”, second mural in new series, features Sky Cubacub, artist who creates gender non-conforming wearables and accessories for people on the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. CHICAGO, IL –Chicago artists Andy Bellomo and Sandra Antongiorgi have virtually unveiled a new mural that highlights queer artists of color who use their life’s work to improve […]

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Jails and prisons could become coronavirus disaster Sun Times

We must act quickly. We urge officials to promptly release detainees who can be released safely, balancing the risk of possible new crimes against the likelihood that jails and prisons will become incubators for COVID-19. The health of a vulnerable population is at risk, and we have limited time to implement this emergency policy action. […]

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City of Chicago Coronavirus Response and Resources

How to determine if you need testing Question 1: Are you having symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing? If YES: Please answer Question #2. If NO: Testing is not needed. If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days. Question 2: Are your […]

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