Community Health

Our Community Health programs address many of the chronic community health issues facing low-income populations in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. Surveys have found that prevalent issues include food insecurity, obesity, sexually transmitted infections, diabetes, heart disease, and mental health issues. We offer a variety of health education services, cost-free to participants, to address these critical community health needs. 

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2 young kids playing with hula hoops in the front of the building during the Back-2-School Fair with a volunteer. 1 younger black female, 1 younger black male and 1 older black male.

Back 2 School Fair

Held in August, the Back 2 School Health Fair promotes healthy activity and connects neighborhood families with school supplies, physicals, vaccines, and resources from our partner agencies. 

2 females and 1 male from the Know Your Status program standing in front of our Know Your Status mobile testing van.

Know Your Status

 Know Your Status offers no-cost STI and HIV testing, education, and outreach to reduce stigma, prevent new infections and link HIV positive individuals to services to achieve undetectable status. 

A hispanic female worker in the food pantry stocking items onto the shelves.

Food Pantry

Our in-house food pantry provides weekly food packets for participants and their families so they can focus on the programs they're enrolled in without worrying about their next meal. 

3 members of our Community Health team, 2 hispanic females and 1 male.

Meet Our Staff

Get to know our Community Health staff. Learn more about their background, interests, and passion for this work. Collectively, we offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise from educational tools to health aids.

A hispanic female worker handing a bowl of food to a hispanic little boy.

Health Education

Healthy Lifestyles offers age-appropriate wellness workshops, education, and food demonstrations to build knowledge around a variety of health topics including cancer, diabetes, and mental health. 

a diverse group of males and females sitting around talking and laughing.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized training that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness in their family, friends, community, and workplaces.

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