In our Fall 2021 issue of Healthviews, our goal is to provide you with a sampling of the incredible work of the UIC SPH community. The cover story displays the ingenuity, flexibility and determination of UIC’s faculty, staff and students who are leading the UIC Partnerships for Anti-Racist Campus Transformation (PACT). UIC PACT is working to combat COVID-19 in our communities, aligning with and supporting community partnerships and igniting a renewed commitment to racial equity within the university.
UIC SPH is now home to the Chicago Health Atlas, a free community health data resource that anyone can use to easily search, analyze and download neighborhood-level health data. Policies that impact public health are only as good as data that informs them, and the Chicago Health Atlas is among our greatest assets in Chicago for understanding the needs of our communities. .
Philanthropic support of UIC SPH continues to be crucial in driving innovation and discovery at UIC. A new grant from the MacArthur Foundation is helping us extend our work building public health capacity at the neighborhood level in Chicago, in the wake of health inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and an alum looked back on his career as a statistician to find inspiration to establish a new scholarship fund.
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The global pandemic has had a profound impact on our lives. How do you think we will be better prepared the next time we face a crisis like this? Members of our community weigh in.