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CHE Cook County

Email:   info@CHECookCounty.org

Phone: 708-633-8314

Mail:    1603 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL, 60607

TACKLING STRUCTURAL RACISM

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RACISM AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE MEANS SHORTER & LESS HEALTHY LIVES

Are you passionate about doing the real work to create social justice in health? Are you curious about the work being done by CHE Cook County? Do you have a few hours to contrubute to building a "fair health movement?" Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to be a part of a national network of 19 teams across the US confronting unfair, preventable and unjust health inequities?

 

Contact CHE Cook County at info@CHECookCounty.org or
708-633-8314. Please join us at our Steering Committee meeting.

 

The Steering Committee leads workgroups in the areas of

  • community engagement,

  • policy development,

  • advocacy, and

  • power-building

THE 14-YEAR DIFFERENCE

IN LIFE EXPECTANCY IN

METRO CHICAGO IS

UNACCEPTABLE

Racism is not simply the construction of racial groups, it's the creation of hierarchy to justify and prop up an ideological and political system of power

-  Dr. Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH

Source: Embodied Inequality Panel

Equity means justice. Health equity means justice in health.

 - Dr. Paula Braveman, MD, MPH 

Source: "What is health equity?"

Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale

- World Health Organization

Source: Final Report of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health