It is estimated that by the year 2018, there will still be more than 500,000 Cook County residents without health insurance. How can we work together to become the first major metropolitan city to have a fully functioning system in place ensuring that every Chicago resident has access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place?
For more information about this year’s event or planning for 2017, please contact Meghan Phillipp: Mphillipp@communityhealth.org or 773-969-5952. For any media inquiries, please contact Laura Starr: Lstarr@communityhealth.org or 773-969-5918.
More information about the 2017 All In Chicago Event Coming Soon
The second of CommunityHealth’s All In Chicago annual series took place on November 17, 2016. With a keynote address by Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers Mark Humowiecki, this compelling conversation recognized the success of Camden’s program and explored what program collaborations are still needed in Chicago.
2016 Keynote Speaker: Mark Humowiecki
Mark Humowiecki is General Counsel and Senior Director of National Initiatives with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. The Camden Coalition strives to improve the quality, accessibility, coordination, and efficiency of the healthcare system in Camden, NJ and throughout the country by focusing on fixing the system for high cost, high needs individuals. Mark leads the Coalition’s communication, stakeholder relations, legal, and policy work of the Coalition. Mark has been instrumental in the development of a high fidelity housing first program that serves individuals who are homeless and medical frail. Prior to joining the Coalition, Mark served in senior policy positions in New York state government and spent six years as a civil litigator in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.
2016 Honorary Chairman: Lisa Madigan
Lisa Madigan was elected to a fourth term as Illinois Attorney General in November 2014. She is the senior most female Attorney General in the country and the longest serving Attorney General in Illinois history. Recognized for her leadership and integrity, Lisa Madigan has brought a high level of activism to the Office of Attorney General. From her first days in office, she has demonstrated principled leadership, putting policy before politics and focusing her work as the state’s top legal advocate on protecting the people and communities of Illinois, including advocating for the health and well-being of the state’s most vulnerable residents.
2016 Panel Moderator: Laura Washington
Laura S. Washington is a Chicago Sun-Times columnist, political analyst for ABC 7, and a contributing editor to In These Times magazine. She served as a 2015 Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. Washington brings more than two decades of experience as a multimedia journalist and nonprofit professional specializing in African-American affairs, local and national politics, race, and social justice. She is the former editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, served as deputy press secretary to Mayor Harold Washington and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northwestern University. Her work has been honored with dozens of local and national awards, including two Emmy Awards, the Peter Lisagor award, the Studs Terkel Award for Community Journalism and the Racial Justice Award from the YWCA. Her work and commentary has been widely featured in the national media, including Time Magazine, the Associated Press, New York Times, NBC Nightly News, MNSBC, PBS News Hour and the BBC.
David A. Ansell, MD, MD, Senior Vice President, System Integration, Rush University Medical Center, and Assistant Provost, Rush University
Nicole Collins Bronzan, Communications Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Judith Haasis, Executive Director, CommunityHealth
Mark Humowiecki, General Counsel and Senior Director of National Initiatives, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Julie Morita, MD, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health
Founded in 1993 and now the largest free clinic in the nation, CommunityHealth is dedicated to serving low-income, uninsured residents in Chicago and surrounding communities. CommunityHealth provides comprehensive medical care to more than 10,500 patients – all at no cost to these individuals. This care is made possible thanks to the time and talent of more than 1,000 volunteers, including 350+ providers (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, pharmacists, counselors, etc.) who donate more than 55,000 hours every year.