HC3 Members and Partners:
Last week, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CPDH) launched Healthy Chicago 2025, a five-year community health improvement plan focused on racial and health equity. HC3 remains committed to creating uncommon alignment to drive real health care change. By strategically aligning our resources with CDPH’s vision for equitable opportunities that foster optimal health and well-being in our local community, I truly believe that our members, partners, and stakeholders can effectively influence the changes we collectively seek to achieve.
Recently, HC3 has hosted and collaborated on some virtual conversations with members and partners that I encourage you to check out if you missed them.
On August 31, leadership from Cigna and Sinai Health System joined the HC3 for a conversation around the payer’s response and perspective on trends in care, opportunities for virtual care innovation, and how the system can better address social determinants and behavioral health needs in the Chicago community.
In collaboration with HC3, 1871, and mHUB, MATTER and P33 held a webinar on September 9 based on a literature review of COVID-19 transmission data. MATTER and P33 have made the data available to the public in an effort to assist the public in the COVID-19 era. Steven Collins, founder and CEO of MATTER, facilitated the conversation with Michelle Hoffman, P33 Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Life Sciences. With a PhD in Molecular Neuroscience and a background in pharma, biotech, and medical technology, Michelle brought a sophisticated knowledge base to the COVID-19 conversation.
While the future for women in health care leadership continues to broaden, promising female rising professionals still encounter gender biases, competing priorities, and a lack of access to support and guidance On September 11, HC3 partnered with CommunityHealth, a member organization, to host a candid conversation with some inspiring women from the health care industry to explore solutions in making leadership opportunities more equitable and why women’s voices matter in providing access to health care. The event was part of CommunityHealth’s 2020 All in Chicago Series (September 2-24).
If you have questions, ideas or just want to say hello, please feel free to reach out (Meghan@HC3.Health).
Stay well,Meghan Phillipp
Health Care Council of Chicago
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