How do we continue to address and involve the Latinx community, the African American community and also involve the immigrant populations, the migrant populations, the refugee populations, and the variety of Asian populations that exist in the city of Chicago and Illinois?
C3EN researcher Neda Laiteerapong pioneers efforts to improve screening for mental health issues through online screening tools; new study in partnership with Melissa Duplantis, chief behavioral health officer of Chicago Family Health Centers, funded to screen for PTSD on Chicago’s south side
C3EN is delighted to announce that Activity and Recreation in Communities for Health (ARCH), led by Brad Appelhans, Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center and C3EN Investigator Development Core co-director, in partnership with Paris Thomas, executive director of Equal Hope, a Chicago not-for-profit organization focused on eliminating health inequities, has received funding from NIH to study a novel approach to reducing depressive symptoms and lowering cardiometabolic risk.
There’s been a lot of stigma about mental health conditions, especially in communities of color, because we have centuries of experience of having to pretend we’re okay — even when we’re not — because it kept us safe. Because we’ve had to be so protective has meant that we have not gotten the services that we need and that we deserve.
Congratulations to C3EN partner Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness on receiving a $9 million grant from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott’s charity fund, Yield Giving!
The ecosystem here in Chicago is so unique, and the community development world is such a strong rich world. I want our community-based organizations like GAGDC to play more of a key strategic role just as our great colleges and universities and health systems have.