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Health Equity Related Events Roundup

State of the Pandemic: What Youth and their Families Need to Know As Vaccine Eligibility Expands
June 5, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Summer Youth Leadership Event. Youth of all ages are encouraged to attend for a chance to learn more about the current state of the pandemic, where Illinois is in the pandemic and what next steps will look like in the upcoming months. Youth will also have a chance to ask questions of our two expert doctors.
Register here for the Youth Leadership Event

Workshop on Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Mortality 
by NASEM Health and Medicine
June 7 & 8, 2021 | 11:00 am - 5:30 pm ET

CHET's Faculty Director Dr. Melissa Simon is a part of the Workshop Planning Committee for this series and will be leading the following panels: 
  • Maternal Health and COVID: Exacerbating Vulnerabilities and Use of Technology (Monday, June 7th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST)
  • Maternal Health Issues Related to the 4th Trimester (Monday, June 7th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST)
A planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene a public workshop to discuss what we know about maternal health and mortality in the United States, and to explore how communities and healthcare systems can improve outcomes for pregnant people. 
The workshop will feature invited presentations that may answer the following questions: 
•    What factors affect maternal health outcomes? What factors impact access to safe and high-quality maternal healthcare? 
•    What promising approaches are being implemented to improve outcomes and reduce mortality? How might these be scaled up?  
•    How can interventions apply a life course approach to improve maternal health outcomes?  

Throughout the workshop, special attention will be paid to reproductive and sexual health equity, and to the role of the social determinants of health. Lastly, the workshop will review needs for improving future data collection and research on this issue. 
Register here for the Maternal Health Equity Workshop

In Collaboration with The Office of Diversity & Inclusion
2021 Juneteenth Celebration: Art and Activism

June 18, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

Here’s a reminder to save the date and join us on June 18th, 2021 from
12 pm – 1:30 pm 
for our Juneteenth Celebration with: Dr. Kamasi Hill, a historian, theologian, art curator, filmmaker, and a modern-day griot; Yolonda Ross, a writer, director, producer, and actress featured on the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series "The Chi,” created by Emmy winner Lena Waithe; and Bayeté Ross Smith, photographer, artist, and education worker whose work has also been featured at the Sheffield Doc Fest and the L.A. Film Festival.

In honor of Juneteenth, we will discuss different forms of modern and contemporary African American art, how it honors experiences of Black people, celebrates the Black identity, and serves as a catalyst for activism.

Register here for the 2021 Juneteenth Celebration

IPHAM Faculty Position Open: Implementation Scientist 

The Institute for Public Health and Medicine is leading a search for a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.

View the Job Description Here
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