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Leading the way to a healthier Chicago
CCH Partner Michael Fagen, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Director of IPHAM's Masters in Public Health (MPH) Program, recently redesigned the MPH Foundations course to focus more squarely on public health practice.  
Dr. Fagen said, "When I read the Healthy Chicago 2.0 plan I saw an opportunity to make public health issues immediately relevant for MPH students."
Students start by analyzing the Healthy Chicago 2.0 (HC 2.0) issues that were chosen for the plan, the data used to make those selections, and the viability of plan goals and objectives. They then consider how HC 2.0 strategies may be implemented by interviewing relevant stakeholders.
Jen Brown, Director of CCH's ARCC,is Community Co-Chair of the Healthy Chicago 2.0 Data and Research Action Team which has two main goals: making high-quality data accessible and equitable and coordinating and disseminating Chicago's public health research widely. Read more here.
Cook 8th-Grader Aces CPS Selective-Enrollment Test, Earns Maximum Score

Thirteen-year-old Daysha Straight was the only student at Cook Elementary to get the maximum score on the Chicago Public Schools selective-enrollment test this year which determines where she’ll attend high school in the fall.

A big week in Economic Development Funding for Chicago's neighborhoods!

Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched two new programs that will make significant funding available to support new and existing businesses on Chicago's South, Southwest, and West Sides. Both the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and the Retail Thrive Zones programs offer grant funding up to $250,000 to commercial real estate projects on select neighborhood commercial corridors. To learn more about these programs and their application processes, please visit the program websites.

Chance The Rapper Gives $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools

CHATHAM — Grammy Award winner Chance The Rapper announced Monday he will donate $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools for arts education — a move that drew praise from former first lady Michelle Obama — but he said talks over the weekend with Gov. Bruce Rauner failed to find a way to end the financial crisis engulfing Chicago's schools.

Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Highlight Progress, Positivity

At Lisc Chicago's 23rd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA), the Private Bank Norman Bobins Leadership Award, highlighted progress and positiity, by honoring its youngest winner to date and she is a southside African American, product of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools.

23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, February 28, 2017

SAVE THE DATE The 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards will be held on February 28, 2017. Online and advance registration for the event will begin in January 2017. Walk-in tickets can be purchased that day. Awards ceremony 4:30pm.

GADC Looking To Hire Additional School Based Health Coordinator!

GADC seeks to hire another (full time) skilled professional who will be responsible for monitoring consents for students to receive health services and school compliance rates. See full details of the job and info to Send resumes and references to Tenisha Jones, Director of Education, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC).

Auburn Gresham GOLD Workforce Program Improving Health and Wellness of the Community!

W.K. Kellogg FoundationThanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation two-generation grant, the Auburn Gresham GOLD, community driven education program is making great strides, in our workforce program.

UChicago’s CommunityRx Intervention

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES - New research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows a program that uses electronic medical records to connect Chicagoans with health resources in their community could be a model for other efforts nationally.

Auburn Gresham gold standard for parent engagement

“We believe that the best way to improve student prospects is to develop a set of holistic interventions that will provide a broad range of support to students and families, not simply within schools but across the community, using public-private partnerships, community members and institutions as the drivers of change..."

Illinois State University's Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Delivers Results For Auburn Gresham

Kenya Sherrill, another Illinois State University (ISU) graduate, just accepted a full position at Simeon Career Academy (High School), where she completed her student teaching work last fall.

Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition

This scholarship will give Chicago Public Schools seniors the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship for their first year college tuition.

The Racial Wealth Divide and Mexican Americans

When we think of Chicago, we think the Windy City, maybe the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series or maybe even think of Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, but we don’t really associate Chicago with Mexican culture.

Thank You President Obama! YES WE CAN Continue To Make A Difference

As you pass on the torch, this January 20, 2017, while the nation watches, we THANK YOU President Barack Obama. YES WE CAN continue to make a difference.

Four Partner Organizations, Two-Generations Host Serve-A-Thon To Honor Dr. King's Legacy

Four Partner Organizations, Chicago Cares, Uptake, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Cook Elementary School (Chicago Public Schools) Host Serve-A-Thon to Honor Dr. King's legacy, have lunch and chats on civil rights with local students, resident seniors and local veterans who live in Auburn Gresham.

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