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HC3 April Newsletter | 04.28.20

HC3 Members and Partners: During this time of uncertainty, the Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3) remains committed to our role as a platform to drive meaningful change in Chicago. The health and safety of our community is of vital importance, and we continue to adhere to the city and state guidelines for social distancing and shelter-in-place. While we cannot anticipate what exactly the “new normal” will be like or when it will happen, we can start to lay the groundwork for real transformation. Access to health care, employment, food and housing are essential to building and maintaining strong communities. The COVID-19 pandemic simply underscored the fact that the social and economic conditions that have challenged our most vulnerable populations prior to the crisis have increased their risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have even more of a responsibility to address the city’s most pressing challenges and to align ourselves in a way that is supportive of a better tomorrow. What can we do to ensure a more equitable future for all Chicagoans? What can we learn from this time of crisis to inform new policies and best practices? How can we leverage our collective resources and power to improve access to health care and social resources? We may not have the answers today, but through conversation, collaboration, and innovation, we can collectively build a healthier Chicago. Historically, HC3 events have been hosted in-person to encourage networking and idea sharing. Recognizing that it may be some time before large, in-person events are possible, we are navigating ways to engage in new formats and protocols for events, as well as, introducing new opportunities for activation and participation. More updates to come on all of this, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to reach out anytime. Thank you all for doing your part during this crisis, especially to our frontline providers and essential workers. Chicago’s incredible response to the call is what gives me hope that we come out of this stronger than before. Stay well,

Meghan Phillipp Executive Director Health Care Council of Chicago

COVID-19 RESOURCES AND INSIGHTS FROM HC3 MEMBERS AVIA The AVIA COVID-19 Resource Hub: An initiative that enables health systems to leverage digital solutions for COVID-19 response (Link to resource center) 4Sight Health Then and Now: What Woodrow Wilson’s 1918 Pandemic Failure Can Teach Us Today (Link to article | Link to additional articles) Jarrard, Phillips, Cate & Hancock COVID-19 Communications: Best Practices and How to Prepare for What’s Next (Link to report | Link to additional resources) Leavitt Partners Torch Insight Launches New Tool: Measuring the Burden of COVID-19 (Link to burden Index) MATTER Lessons from 2008: Surviving — and Thriving — During a Crisis -May 6 at 4pm CST (Link to register for this webinar | Link to upcoming webinars) McDermott Will & Emery Coronavirus Resource Center: Preparedness Planning For Businesses (Link to resource center | Link to upcoming webinars) Terry Group Covid-19 Resources for Chicagoland (Link to resource center) COVID-19 LOCAL RESOURCES AND UPDATES Block Club Chicago Coronavirus In Chicago: Illinois Is Still On Wrong Side Of COVID-19 Curve — But We’re ‘Doing Better’ (Link to article) Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Coronavirus Response Center (Link to resource center) Health Orders (Link to updates) Latest Data (Link to updates) Stay at Home Order (Link to FAQ) City of Chicago Health Care Workers and First Responders COVID-19 Response Center (Link to resource center) Chicago Tribune COVID-19 cases in Illinois by ZIP code: Search for your neighborhood (Link to article) Health News Illinois Illinois Surpasses Testing Goal of 10,000 for first Time (Link to article) Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Press Release: Extended Stay At Home Order (Link to release) Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 Response (Link to updates) Illinois Department of Health and Human Services (IDHS) Corona Virus Information (Link to updates)


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