HEALING ILLINOIS: Building a bridge to a racially equitable Illinois

News and Updates

*Healing Illinois Celebration*

Healing Illinois Celebration Event- Save the Date August 3, 2021 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Please join us for a virtual celebration of Healing Illinois on August 3rd from 3:00 to 4:00. You will hear from grantees as they tell their experience with Healing Illinois and their future plans for healing work.

For more information and to register for the celebration event, please visit the EventBrite registration page. This event is open to the public, we look forward to seeing you there!

*Special Event*

Healing Illinois hosts racial healing partners on Instagram Live segments, Thursdays at 4:00 PM. Click to watch the conversation and follow to stay updated.

*New Story*

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) partnered with Health Connect One, Lioness Lactation LLC, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Illinois at Chicago's Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships to host two virtual listening sessions related to experiences with breastfeeding support. IPHI received a $30,000 grant from Healing Illinois. The listening sessions centered the stories and concerns of mothers and healthcare providers.

Mothers had the opportunity to discuss and learn about how implicit bias and racism impacted their breastfeeding experiences. Healthcare providers spoke about and learned how these factors impact their ability to support breastfeeding families. Among participating providers were lactation counselors, birth workers, nurses, and physicians.

Click to read the full story, and find more stories on the Healing Illinois Stories page.

Contact Information

Chicago Community Trust Healing Illinois email: healingil@cct.org

IDHS Healing Illinois email: DHS.Healing@illinois.gov