COLLABORATIVE HEALTH EQUITY COOK COUNTY
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.
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON RACE & PUBLIC POLICY
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.
URBAN HEALTH PROGRAM
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
All February long, UIC will be celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events across campus. This year's theme, Black is the New Black is meant to highlight the impact that Black culture, heritage and history has had on pop culture.
Click Here for a schedule of Black History Month Events hosted by UIC!