2 Miles, 16 Years: Chicago’s “Death Gap” is a Crisis

This event is over! Please check the 2018 schedule. In 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University released a report that calculated the life expectancies within four different American cities, including Chicago. The findings were harrowing. Under their model, residents of West Garfield Park were expected to live to age 69. Residents of the Loop, just a 15-minute …

Durbin and Major Chicago Hospitals Join Forces on Community Initiative to Reduce Violence

Sparked By Durbin, Chicago HEAL Initiative Hospitals To Lead Groundbreaking Collaboration & Neighborhood Investment, Programming CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined hospital and community leaders to announce a groundbreaking new initiative bringing together 10 of the largest hospitals serving Chicago aimed at reducing violence and improving health in Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods. …

Innovative Healthcare Collaborative Announces First Community Grant

Grant expands community health workers in Little Village neighborhood West Side United (WSU), a new healthcare collaborative focusing on revitalizing Chicago’s West Side communities, announced that Enlace Chicago (Enlace) is the recipient of its first community health grant. The award, totaling $125,000 out of a committed $1 million dollars in seed funding, allows Enlace to …