UI Health’s Mile Square adds new school-based clinic at Drake Elementary

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System will renovate and operate a new federally-qualified, school-based health center at Bronzeville’s John B. Drake Elementary School in 2017. The Drake Health & Wellness Center will serve approximately 400 students, including students from Drake Elementary, nearby schools, and Dearborn Homes, one of the last remaining public housing communities of the former State Street corridor. The center will become the 13th in UI Health’s Mile Square network of federally qualified health centers. At a press conference Sept.…

Fathers for New Futures

Please Save the Date! Event: Fathers for New Futures Date and Time: on June 7th from 10am to 2pm Location: Kennedy-King College. Description: Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities is helping to lead a statewide consortium that includes fathers, Families and Healthy Communities, Children’s Home and Aid Society, Metropolitan Family Services and Family Focus. The consortium is called “Fathers for New Futures” and has been established to transform practice and policy statewide to more effectively support father engagement and involvement in the lives of their children and within their families and communities. Fathers for New Futures is…

Aug 28, 2015 – Illinois Heart Rescue Press release

Group provides CPR training kits to all Illinois high schools Written by Sharon Parmet August 28, 2015 High school teachers throughout Illinois will receive CPR training-toolkits from Illinois Heart Rescue – a nonprofit dedicated to increasing survival for cardiac arrest. The kits include DVDs in more than six languages that provide simple instruction in how to perform CPR and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to restart a stopped heart. Mannequins to practice chest compressions on are also included. The kits, which will be sent to Illinois’ regional offices…

Illinois Heart Rescue: CPR Video Competition

Illinois Heart Rescue (ILHR) State-wide High School CPR Video Competition Create a fun and contemporary Hands Only CPR video and your school could win up to $5500! 11 schools across the State will win money that can be used to support heart healthy programs The 3 top videos will be placed on You Tube and the ENTIRE STATE will vote for the number one video! The top video will be played at a Chicago Cubs game and other major sporting events in the State. Make…