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10.28.19

Durbin Introduces New Legislation To Support Hospital-Led Efforts Under Chicago HEAL Initiative

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced new legislation to build upon the successful hospital-led efforts under the Chicago Hospital Engagement, Action, and Leadership (HEAL) Initiative. The Healing Communities through Health Care Act would support efforts to reduce violence and improve health by enabling Medicaid funding to pay for supportive housing efforts, increase funding for federal grant programs that recruit low-income and minority health care providers, and establ… Continue Reading


10.03.19

Durbin Marks The One Year Anniversary Of The Chicago HEAL Initiative With Discussion On Workforce Development In Health Care Professions

CHICAGO - As part of a third day of events to mark the one-year anniversary of the Chicago Hospital Engagement, Action, and Leadership (HEAL) Initiative, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with leaders from Advocate Christ Medical Center to discuss Advocate's Workforce Development Initiative, which provides training and education in health care professions for community members. "Our efforts under the Chicago HEAL Initiative are just the beginning, but I am optimistic about the impact we will… Continue Reading


10.02.19

Durbin Marks The One Year Anniversary Of The Chicago HEAL Initiative With Discussion On Career Development And Trauma-Informed Care In Schools

CHICAGO - As part of a second day of events to mark the one-year anniversary of the Chicago Hospital Engagement, Action, and Leadership (HEAL) Initiative, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), met with leaders from Northwestern Medicine, Lurie's Children Hospital, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to discuss how the hospitals are collaborating with CPS to support career development and trauma-informed care for students "Our efforts under the Chicago HEAL Initiative are just the beginning, but I am op… Continue Reading


10.01.19

Durbin Marks The One Year Anniversary Of The Chicago HEAL Initiative, Releases Interim Report

CHICAGO - To mark the one year anniversary of the Chicago Hospital Engagement, Action, and Leadership (HEAL) Initiative, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), together with ten Chicago-area hospitals and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), today released a one-year interim report on the activities undertaken by the hospitals to improve health and reduce violence in underserved communities across Chicago. Launched in October 2018 by Senator Durbin and 10 of the largest hospitals servin… Continue Reading


05.09.19

Durbin Meets With Mayor-Elect Lightfoot

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot to discuss Chicago priorities and how he can assist her in the Senate. Durbin and Lightfoot talked about reducing gun violence, the Chicago HEAL Initiative, the 2020 Census, public housing, and transportation infrastructure funding. "I want to thank Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot for coming by and meeting with the Illinois Congressional Delegation. We spoke about the issues she'll face in her new adminis… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Durbin And Major Chicago Hospitals Join Forces On Community Initiative To Reduce Violence

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. The Chicago HEAL (Hospital Engagement, Action, and Leadership) Initiative is a collaboration between major Chicago hospitals, convened and supported by Durbin, to make tangible commitments to reduce gun violence, h… Continue Reading

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