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Sleep and Breathing

CommunityHealth and its partners at Northwestern Medicine introduce sleep medicine into the health care safety net Sleep and Breathing by the International Journal of the Science and Practice of Sleep Medicine is publishing an article on "the feasability program"...

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Improvements in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Care

Longitudinal Medical Student Collaborative Care in Primary Care Patients With Type 2 DiabetesPeer-Reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research (PRIMER) from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine journals reported on successes in the treatment and care for...

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The Future of Health in Illinois

Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3) hosted "The Future of Health in Illinois" on January 25th, 2024, at Nixon Peabody with a panel of revolutionary leaders from Third Horizon Strategies, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Equality Illinois, CommunityHealth, and Illinois...

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Migrants’ Mental Health in Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times covers the mental health crisis within the migrant crisis. With barriers like language access and shortage of health care workers, advocacy groups work tirelessly to welcome our new neighbors to Chicago with dignity, respect, and trauma-informed...

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The Free Clinic Movement

"We are doing this because we were asked to, because it is the right thing to do, and because we can." Chief Executive Officer, Steph Willding, MPA, joined Turn on the Lights to discuss the free clinic movement, hosted by Don Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, and Kedar Mate, MD...

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The Mental Health Crisis Within the Migrant Crisis

Migrants who already struggle to talk about their trauma find a persistent shortage of mental health workers. WBEZ Chicago reports on the mental health crisis underlying the ongoing migrant crisis in the United States, as exemplified by CommunityHealth's...

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Crain’s Reports on Expectations of Winter for Migrants

Crain's reports on the potential public health crisis from the lack of shelter for asylum seekers this winter. As Chicagoans prepare for the upcoming season and the notorious winter frosts in our city, Crain's Chicago Business writes about expectations for the over...

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New Grant from Lundbeck US Charitable Fund

Long-time funder, partner, and ally of CommunityHealth, Lundbeck, announces $1 million grant.Lundbeck, a global pharmaceutical company specializing in brain diseases, has supported our clinic for over a decade. The company is committed to researching, developing,...

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WBEZ on a Year into the Migrant Crisis

WBEZ sat down with the CommunityHealth again to learn more about the ongoing migrant crisis as it crosses the one year mark. On September 7th, 2023, Chief Executive Officer of CommunityHealth, Stephanie Willding, MPA, talked with Dr. Evelyn Figueroa, MD, of Pilsen...

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Advancing Access to Health Care with HC3

The Healthcare Council of Chicago sat down with the CEO of CommunityHealth to talk about access to health care. Meghan Phillip, MBA and David Smith, co-hosts of the podcast from HC3 sponsored by Third Horizon Strategies, discussed our volunteer-based, no-cost business...

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CommunityHealth CEO Writes to the Chicago Sun-Times

"We did not create this humanitarian crisis, but we are responsible for it." Our Chief Executive Officer, Stephanie Willding, MPA, writes to the Chicago Sun-Times on the mobile care units that our clinic has deployed to police precincts for asylum seekers since May....

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WBEZ Checks In On Our Migrant Crisis Response

WBEZ sat down with the CommunityHealth to talk about how we are welcoming our new neighbors seeking asylum in Chicago.WBEZ Chicago hosted Chief Executive Officer of CommunityHealth, Stephanie Willding, MPA, on a panel with other community leaders like Evelyn Figueroa,...

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NBC5 Reports on Mobile Care Units at Respite Centers

CommunityHealth is deploying mobile care units to local police precincts to provide thousands of new arrivals with health assessments and resources.NBC5 Chicago sat down with our Chief Executive Officer, Steph Willding, MPA, to talk about the CommunityHealth mobile...

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Dr. Fiala on NPR

CommunityHealth offers sleep medicine in our medical home. Dr. Justin Fiala, a physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, has introduced sleep medicine at CommunityHealth. After training at CommunityHealth as a medical student through the University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Medicine program, Dr. Fiala led the launch of our first sleep clinic in 2021…

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Block Club Chicago Reports on Medical Care for Migrants

Block Club Chicago reports on organizations across Chicago and their responses to the influx of migrants from social, political, and environmental upheaval.  Considering "Chicago has already been pushed to the max trying to find shelter for the waves of migrants...

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Univision Chicago Interview on Diabetes Day

CommunityHealth is hosting Diabetes Day on Saturday April 29th. In partnership with Onward Neighborhood House, community members are invited to receive free screenings and resources. The first 40 participants will win Diabetes care packages with glucometers and blood...

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LLoyd A. Fry Foundation 2022 Annual Report

"CommunityHealth and its patients have seen firsthand that hyperlocal care can help achieve more equitable care." Thank you to our allies at the LLoyd A. Fry Foundation for highlighting the launch of our first microsite! In serving "care to low-income, uninsured...

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Disrupting Privilege: Conversations on Race & Health

CEO Steph Willding was featured on Equal Hope's "Disrupting Privilege" Podcast November 28, 2022. She spoke to hosts John McIlwain and Shari Runner about the ways in which CommunityHealth was established as a disruption to the payor-model healthcare system that we...

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Stephanie Willding recognized as Crain’s 40 Under 40

[Excerpted from Crain's Chicago Business] Stephanie Willding ran the Chicago Marathon this October for the first time. She says running helped her through another marathon: taking the reins of Chicago’s largest free clinic, CommunityHealth, as CEO right before the...

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A new law allows donations of unused medications

Stephanie Willing, the CEO of Community Health joins Good Day Chicago to discuss the new law that went into effect Jan. 1. [Excerpt from interview, Fox32 Chicago] Steph: "Under this new law, any individual or institution can donate sealed, unexpired medications to any...

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Allison Arwady Has a Plan

[Excerpted from Chicago Magazine] ... “Allison was famous here long before she was famous in Chicago,” says Stephanie Willding, the CEO of CommunityHealth, a West Town nonprofit clinic that is the city’s largest health care facility for the uninsured. Until the...

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