Faith Communities Fostering Resilience Webinar

The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation, Office for Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Safe Start, Advocate Health Care, and MCPHP partnered to provide the Faith and Communities Fostering Resilience: The Power of Congregations to Health the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) webinar on April 20th, 2016.

To view a recording of the webinar click here. Presentation slides can be viewed by clicking here and here.

For a list of resources provided during the webinar see below or click here.

Webinar – Collaborations Between Hospitals and Faith Orgs

Collaboration between Hospitals and Faith Organizations to Improve Community Health

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View this webinar from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) that focuses on two hospital-interfaith collaborations, one in Memphis that has been in existence for nine years and another in Maryland that is in its earliest stages. Since these collaborations have enormous potential for promoting health, especially among at-risk populations, and help avoid unnecessary re-hospitalizations, the potential for creating such collaboratives in different communities across the country will be explored.

View the webinar and materials here:

College of Medicine at Peoria to Kick-Off Illinois Rural Health Association’s 26th Annual Conference

The Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) will host its 26th Annual Educational Conference August 13th -14th at the Embassy Suites River Front Conference Center in East Peoria.  The theme of this year’s conference is Embracing Change in Rural Health Care”. For more information, please view the PDF document . Annual IRHA Conference Brochure 2015

We Choose Health Best Practice Guide

We Choose Health was an Illinois Department of Public Health initiative created to encourage and support the implementation of community health programs that addressed: Healthy Eating and Active Living; Smoke-Free Living; Healthy and Safe Built Environments. We Choose Health awarded 21 grantees covering 60 counties and impacting almost 3 million people in Illinois. Below you will find the Best Practice Guide outlining the impactful programs that were implemented across the state. For more information visit

Community and Faith Meeting on Caring for Older Adults


Are you caring for an older friend or relative?

Interested in no cost services to help you care for your loved one?

Residents, faith and community leaders of Berwyn, Cicero

and Melrose Park are invited to the


Community and Faith Meeting on Caring for Older Adults

Friday, August 30, 10 – 11:30am

Cicero Community Center, Room CC101

2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero


Please RSVP to Mike Reno at or (708)383-0258

    The Area Agency on Aging of suburban Cook County since 1974

Caring Together, Living Better  is funded by the Russell and Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust