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Pilot Project Y1 Awardee Abstracts

  Dr. Uchechi Mitchell Title: Holding on to Hope: An analysis of Structural Risk Factors and Resilience Facilitators among a Racial Diverse Population of Older Adults Hopelessness is an understudied consequence of structural violence. To date, population-level studies examining the relationship between discrimination and hopelessness among older Americans are non-existent. Rather, the extant literature has […]

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Spotlight

Dr. Rosalba Hernandez received her PhD in Public Health from the UIC. She explores whether characteristics like optimism and resilience are associated with low-risk cardiovascular disease profiles, and whether interventions geared toward increasing psychological well-being can favorably impact subclinical and clinical manifestations of disease. Her goal is to employ theories from positive psychology to help […]

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UIC World AIDS Day 2018

November 29, 2018 (10am-2pm CST) UIC College of Nursing 3rd floor Event Space, 845 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60612 Join Us in Celebrating World AIDS Day on Thursday, November 29th. Confirm your attendance at https://go.uic.edu/UICWorldAIDSDay2018      

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2018-2019 Community Dissemination & Discussion Seed Grant Awardees

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Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion-Community Adults Intervention Coordinator

Job Posting Community Adults Intervention Coordinator The University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnership– Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion is seeking a candidate for Community Adults Intervention Coordinator to work in an exciting USDA funded public health nutrition education program- SNAP-Ed. The Community Adults Intervention Coordinator will collaborate with sites that serve low-income […]

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Tuesday| 6 First nations Film Festival 12PM-2PM Latino Cultural Center   Wednesday| 7 Connect and Create 11AM-1PM Commuter Center   Wednesday| 14 Natives in Chicago 3PM-5PM SCE Cardinal Room   Thursday| 15 Film Screening 6PM UIC Daley Library   Friday| 16 Native American Veterans Day Powwow 5PM-10PM SCE Illinois Room      

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The Poor People’s Campaign Calls Out ‘Policy Violence’ by Greg Kaufmann

“Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her child is violence. Discrimination against a workingman is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical needs is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence”. To read full article: http://childrenshealthwatch.org/the-poor-peoples-campaign-calls-out-policy-violence/

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Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force is hiring!

Two new open position, Community Health Manager and Associate Director of the Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium. Below are the descriptions and requirements of the positions. Associate Director Consortium 8-29-18 Community Health Manager 9-18-18

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Police Killings Mental Health Article

Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental healthof black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimentalstudy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673618311309 Bor, J., Venkataramani, A. S., Williams, D. R., & Tsai, A. C. (2018). Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study. The Lancet.

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Research from the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) Featured in Chicago Sun-Times

Research from the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the University of Illinois Cancer Center is featured in a Chicago Sun-Times article on structural violence and colon cancer risk. CHER co-principal investigator Robert Winn, associate vice chancellor for community-based practice and director of the UI Cancer Center, and researcher Paul Grippo, associate professor of […]

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