ILCHF partnered with Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry to implement a dental workforce pipeline project, with the goal to increase the number of oral health professionals who intend to serve children in underserved areas of Illinois. The evaluation of this eight-year study, conducted by researchers at Loyola University at Chicago Center for Urban Research and Learning, captures key learnings related to dental workforce development strategies.
The FIRST Fund was developed in response to the 2017 report, Connecting to Safety and Stability: Domestic Violence Needs Assessment of Chicago, produced by the Heartland Alliance Social IMPACT Research Center. The fund was launched in May, 2018.
The APHA Public Health Funder Network is sponsoring 6 sessions, each highlighting funder and community partnerships. We will also hold a business meeting for those who want to learn more and become involved, and Blue Shield of California Foundation is hosting a social hour open to anyone who would like to network and engage in cross-sector dialog.
Supported by the VNA Foundation, Young Invincibles / YI Advisors designed and built StreetLight Chicago in partnership with the Chicago Coalition for Homeless.
Launched in 2002, The Sinai Community Health Survey is the largest community-driven health survey ever to be conducted in Chicago. The purpose of the Sinai Survey is to document the health status of selected community areas in Chicago; understand the social factors associated with health-related behaviors, service utilization, and outcomes; and use the findings to develop public health interventions and policies to address health inequities.
In addition to nearly 2 million female veterans, over 200,000 women currently serve on active duty. As more women join the military, the percent of female veterans is expected to increase in the next 25 years to 16.3%, from 9.4% today — making it all the more important to better understand the unique health challenges of these women.
Each year since FY 14, VNA Foundation has created an infographic that provides an overview of our grantmaking over a recent 12 month, fiscal year period. We offer these infographics as part of our commitment to transparency, collaboration and data sharing, and we welcome your feedback.