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Community Engagement

Community Engagement


External Partnerships


The Collaborative for Health Equity Cook County (CHE Cook County) works to change the maldistribution of money, power, and resources that produces this preventable and unjust health inequities. We believe we can make that change by raising awareness. By advancing policy. By building power. To achieve health equity, we focus on the root causes of health inequities. Not the consequences. For more information, click here.


The Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy (IRRPP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago promotes and coordinates engaged research on racial and ethnic justice in the U.S. Our mission is to increase society’s understanding of the root causes of racial and ethnic inequality and to provide the public, organizers, practitioners, and policymakers with research-based policy solutions. To fulfill that mission, IRRPP funds research on race and ethnicity, trains scholars to participate in policy discussions, collaborates on social justice projects with community organizations, and holds events exploring the link between policy and racial and ethnic injustice. For more information, click here.


The mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Urban Health Program is to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students, specifically African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, in the health professions, and to expand educational opportunities for these populations at the pre-college (K-12), undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. For more information, click here.

Other Key Events

Swiping for Love in the Digital Age

The UIC Counseling Center is doing a “Love Series,” open to all UIC students, consisting of 4 workshops discussing the psychology behind multiple phases of dating and romantic relationships. The first program will be on January 17th at 12pm-1pm at Student Center West (206 A-B). Students are welcome to bring their lunches and drop-in for the discussion. This session is ideal for students who are wanting to better understand how to maximize the benefits and minimize the drawbacks of online dating.  We will be talking about ways to effectively use online dating to build stronger connections and stay resilient through the process.  

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