July 28, 2023

Redefining Access to Health Care

Are you All In?

CommunityHealth invites you to Join the Conversation at the All In event series.

We are leading the fight for access as we work to ensure every Chicagoan has access to the right health care, at the right time, in the right place.

After the upcoming Associate Board Cabaret on Thursday, August 3rd, All In is excited to present…

August is Free & Charitable Clinics Month!

Free and charitable clinics play a vital role in Illinois’s health care safety net and public health system.

They provide essential primary care services, address the needs of uninsured and underinsured individuals, offer preventive care and health education, facilitate specialty care referrals, engage in community outreach, and advocate for policies that enhance access to health care for vulnerable populations.

Celebrate free and charitable clinics like CommunityHealth at Redefining Access to Health Care on Tuesday, August 8th, at Illinois Medical District (IMD) from 8:30am – 10:30am.

In partnership with Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (IAFCC), the event will showcase how collaborations between free and charitable clinics, hospitals, and government entities help leverage resources, expertise, and infrastructure to ensure a more comprehensive and coordinated health care safety net in Chicago and Illinois.

Please welcome the panel of revolutionary health care leaders…

Gayla Brockman, Moderator

Gayla Brockman is the President and CEO of the Michael Reese Health Trust. Since assuming the role in 2016 she has helped Michael Reese transition from a private to a public charity. As a public foundation, Michael Reese is better able to leverage its expertise and robust assets and partner with the community to incubate innovative initiatives or scale best practice solutions.

Erin Ryan

As the Senior Vice President of The Night Ministry, Erin Ryan leads the strategic development of programming, to ensure alignment with mission and continued opportunity for innovation and growth. She leads all program development for youth services and health outreach services, as well as community engagement and advocacy efforts that allow The Night Ministry to increase its impact across the sector. 

Representative Theresa Mah

Born in San Francisco’s Chinatown as a child of immigrants, State Representative Theresa Mah of the 24th District of Illinois has fought tirelessly for working families. A former college professor with a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, she has served as a community organizer and policy advocate; local school council member; and a policy advisor to former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. As a community organizer, Rep. Mah rallied the Chinese American community to push for a single district and a unified voice in the redistricting process in 2010.

Stephanie Willding, MPA

Stephanie D. Willding, MPA is a skilled health care and nonprofit leader, adept at developing and implementing transformative initiatives across organizations. As the Chief Executive Officer at CommunityHealth, she has committed her career to building organizations that empower underserved communities to break the cycle of broken systems and lead healthy, fulfilling lives.