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Feb 17

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The Future of the ACA

As Congress and the new administration continue to shift their rhetoric and timelines for repealing the ACA, it’s hard to know what portions of the health law, if any, will remain intact and for how long. Amid this uncertainty, we at CommunityHealth want to reiterate our unwavering commitment to serve Chicago’s uninsured ...

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Aug 16

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Update on Patient Referral Partnership with Rush University Medical Center

In December 2015, we published a blog about the launch of a pilot program for patient referrals from Rush University Medical Center. The article describes an innovative program in which low-income, uninsured patients discharged from Rush’s Emergency Room (ER) or inpatient care would be referred to CommunityHealth in order to ...

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Aug 16

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CommunityHealth Partner Spotlight: Second Opinions

About a year ago, a few students at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine had an idea: Cecil Qiu, Liz Nguyen, and Ben Peipert (all former management consultants) wanted to use their unique background to effect change in the local health care system. The result was Second Opinions. Second Opinions is a pro-bono ...

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Aug 16

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How Do You Increase Health Literacy?

The fact that only 18% of adult Americans have proficient health literacy (1) illustrates that there is currently a gap between the health information presented to patients and their ability to understand and use this information. In our last blog post, we addressed the impact of health literacy on accessing health care, but what are ...

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Aug 16

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Chicago Department of Public Health Launches #StopZika Citywide Campaign

In the interest of helping prevent the spread of the Zika virus in Chicago, CommunityHealth is passing along the following message from the Chicago Department of Public Health:  “Zika is most commonly transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, and has predominantly affected parts of Latin American and ...

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