April 1, 2024

Meeting the Migrant Health Need

Let’s talk about health care in Chicago.

The city of Chicago continues to receive numerous buses and flights sent from border states, full of people seeking asylum in the U.S. from their home countries. This massive migration has strained resources, and many organizations and individuals have been working tirelessly over the past 18 months to ensure that our new neighbors receive all the supportive services necessary to build their new lives here.

Following long and often arduous journeys, many of these new arrivals need prompt attention to their health, and CommunityHealth has been working alongside many partners to attempt to offer accessible, high-quality health care at every step of the new arrival’s experience in Chicago.

We invite you to join the conversation on how we can build a system where everyone has access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place

Are you All In?

As the health care safety net continues to adapt with the ongoing migrant crisis, the 10th annual All In Breakfast Summit will feature a conversation about “Meeting the Migrant Health Need” on Tuesday, April 16th, from 7:30-10am at The Metropolitan with key leaders in the local and state responses to welcome asylum seekers to Chicago.

Based in thought leadership, education, and networking, CommunityHealth hosts the All In event series annually with community leaders, industry professionals, corporate partners, students, and you to generate solutions of quality health care for all.

Together we can nurture collaboration and raise awareness to more than identify but remove barriers to care. Your voice matters.

The 9th annual All In Breakfast Summit, “The New Normal,” featured a conversation on the health care landscape after the pandemic.

The All In Breakfast Summit features a panel discussion with a Q&A for audience members to further the conversation over food, drinks, and likeminded company.

CommunityHealth is proud to present speakers from revolutionary partners  who are leading the fight for access at:

  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Onward Neighborhood House
  • Pilsen Food Pantry
  • WBEZ Chicago

Please welcome this year’s panelists…

Dr. Evelyn Figueroa

Pilsen Food Pantry

Because of Evelyn’s deep connection to her patients, she wanted to bridge social gaps that were hindering their health and, with patient and community input, developed anti-poverty operations in Pilsen. Social determinants such as food, housing, education, and discrimination are just as important as medical care. Dr. Figueroa wants to support transformative healthcare by bringing community-centered justice to Latinx, immigrant, and additional vulnerable groups.

Mario García

Onward Neighborhood House

Mario has over 40 years of experience in nonprofit management with specializations in
organizational development and training. He currently serves as Executive Director of Onward
Neighborhood House, a community based organization in the tradition of a settlement house serving
immigrants and low income families of Chicago since 1893. During his tenure Mr. García has overseen the transition of Onward House from its origins in
West Town to the Belmont Cragin community on the northwest side of Chicago while expanding the
services offered.

Dr. Olusimbo Ige

Chicago Department of Public Health

Dr. Ige’s public health career spans nearly two decades. Before her appointment as the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, she served as the Managing Director of Programs at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Ige oversaw partnerships with health organizations nationwide working towards making public health and health care systems accountable and equitable.


Kristen Schorsch

WBEZ Chicago

Kristen is a reporter on WBEZ Chicago’s government and politics team, where she covers Cook County and specializes in public health. Her stories have been on air and online nationwide through NPR and KFF Health News. Most recently she has examined the ripple effects of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade, the potentially brewing mental health crisis among migrants, and the power and influence in Cook County politics.

Stephanie Willding, MPA


Steph is a skilled health care leader, adept at developing and implementing transformative initiatives across organizations. She is a seasoned thought leader with a documented record of increasing and diversifying revenue, using data to improve and adapt program performance and advancing organizational goals through strategic and annual planning. Steph has committed her career to building and leading organizations that invest in communities and empower those communities to break the cycle of broken systems and lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Your voice matters.

Join the conversation as we lead the fight for access.

Become an ALL INsider to take your allyship to the next level for free swag, discounted tickets, and more perks throughout the All In series.

CommunityHealth thanks you for being All In.