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The Catalyst September 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Earlier this week, I addressed City Club of Chicago for the second time since I became the Executive Director at the IMD. When I look back on all of the progress we've made in the year since my last address, I know that we're moving in the right direction. Many of our partners are progressing with development and renovation projects that are reshaping the District. Joint initiatives such as the West Side Total Health Collaborative and the UIC/Cuban Ministry of Health partnership are yielding impactful idea exchanges and strengthening our sense of collaboration.

This year's address highlighted a summer that has given me many opportunities to share all of the progress we've made. With each opportunity, I've found that word is spreading about the IMD. We're no longer being cast as underutilized and unnoticed. Being able to share so many great initiatives with influential audiences makes me proud to be a part of the IMD community.

I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

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RED CROSS RESPONSE: HURRICANE HARVEY

Hurricane Harvey has caused unprecedented amounts of flooding and devastation in Houston. The Red Cross is among the countless number of emergency response teams bringing aid to the tens of thousands of people who have been affected or displaced by this tragic disaster.

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FLOOD DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE HARVEY

Response leadership estimates that the response for the affected communities will extend past Thanksgiving, through Christmas and likely well beyond. Our thoughts are with The Red Cross and all of the emergency response teams who put themselves in harm's way in order to help those in need. Of course, no one organization can do it alone. If you'd like to assist with the relief effort, you can donate here.

INFANT MORTALITY SYMPOSIUM

On September 8th, the UI Health Cancer Center will host a symposium on Innovative Approaches to Reduce Infant Mortality. The symposium will bring together local, national, and international leaders in infant mortality and maternal and child health. Discussions will include a historical overview of infant mortality in the United States and examples of innovative approaches to reduce infant mortality. The symposium will be interactive and is meant to open dialogue between maternal and child health experts, mothers, and community leaders.

On September 9th, key funding partners will be available to discuss innovation and collaboration in funding for researchers, academicians, nonprofits, and community organizations. The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is limited to 150 attendees. Register here.

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ChicagoCAC CIRCLES OF SAFETY TRAINING

Protecting children from sexual abuse means understanding healthy sexuality across all stages of childhood. Through this training, you'll learn about sexual development in children and youth so that you can better discern expected and potentially concerning behaviors. We as providers, parents and caregivers are better able to foster safety and prevent child sexual abuse with this important knowledge.

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Jenny Coleman, Director of Stop It Now!, a non-profit dedicated to child sexual abuse prevention. For more information on the training course, or to register, click here.

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JESSE BROWN VA VETERAN TOWN HALL

The Jesse Brown VA will host a Veteran Town Hall on Tuesday, September 12 at 10 AM at the Chicago Heights Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The goal of the Town Hall is to allow and enhance feedback from Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries of VA services.

Veterans and their families, community partners, stakeholders including Veteran Service Organizations, congressional staff and members of the public are invited to attend. For questions or assistance, please contact the Jesse Brown VA Office of Public Affairs by email or by phone at 312-569-6402.

MADE IN CHICAGO. CHANGING THE WORLD.

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Notice of Use-Value Hearing Meeting

August 11, 2017


NOTICE OF “USE-VALUE” HEARING CONCERNING THE USE AND LEASE OF A COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATED AT 1955 W. HASTINGS WITHIN THE ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT BY BRINSHORE DEVELOPMENT AND THRESHOLDS, INC.


RE:    ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT
          USE-VALUE HEARING MEETING
          AUGUST 21, 2017 – 8:00 A.M.
          Illinois Medical District 
          2100 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3706
          1st Floor, Room 106


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, pursuant to the Illinois Medical District Act (70 ILCS 915.01 et seq.), on August 21, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., a “Use-Value” Hearing will be held by the Illinois Medical District Commission (“Commission”) at 2100 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612-3706 in Room 106. The hearing will be for the purpose of obtaining testimony and reviewing documentation with respect to the proposed use and lease by Brinshore Development and Thresholds, Inc. of space located at 1955 W. Hastings within the Illinois Medical District, to establish whether the nature of the proposed uses of the said property are consistent with the Illinois Medical District Act, together with reviewing the underlying feasibility of the project and related matters. All interested parties are invited to attend the hearing.

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The Catalyst August 2017

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We've had many opportunities this summer to speak publicly about the IMD, and what our partners are doing to help guide us toward our goal of becoming the next great health innovation district. I'd like to share with you a few examples, and let you know of some upcoming opportunities.

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In July, the IMD was profiled in an article for Bisnow, a commercial real estate news site. Last week, I was a panelist for a Lendlease event, where we discussed changes in healthcare and their effect on the built environment. I also spoke at the CTA press conference to announce the re-opening of the IMD Blue Line stop.

Later this month, I'll sit on a panel at the BuiltWorlds Cities Conference to discuss the future of urban development, specifically in the healthcare sector.

Finally, on September 6, I'll speak at City Club for the second time as Executive Director of the IMD. The time is now for the IMD to put itself on the map, and a big part of our story is the tremendous impact that IMD partners make in the community, city, county and state. If you'd like to know more about any of these events, of if you're interested in attending, please contact IMD Communications Director Ryan Gage.

-SUZET MCKINNEY, DRPH, MPH

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VERTIPORT HELICOPTER SHOW

Helicopters save lives, serve our community, create jobs, deliver our mail, our daily news, and bring film scenes to life and business to Chicago.

On Thursday, August 10, Vertiport will host the first annual Chicago Helicopter Show. Guests will have an opportunity to see the aircraft up close and talk to the pilots and crew of 17 types of helicopters.

The show is free and open to public, and runs from 11 AM to 5 PM at Vertiport, located at 1339 S. Wood Street.

ChicagoCAC BACKPACK DRIVE

Every year, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center hosts a Back to School BackPack Drive.

Children who are served at ChicagoCAC are provided with backpacks filled with school supplies. By providing them with the right tools, ChicagoCAC helps kids succeed in school, and gives their parents one less thing to worry about.

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There are several ways you can help ChicagoCAC with this initiative. You can make a donation, host a supply drive or volunteer to help fill backpacks.at the center. For more information, click here or contact Camillle Richardson.

 

CISCRP 'AWARE FOR ALL' EVENT

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), in collaboration with local health-based organizations and community advocacy groups,will be hosting AWARE for All: Clinical Research Education Day on October 26, 2017 from 5PM to 8PM at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum (725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608). AWARE for All provides information about the clinical research process and clinical research activity here in Chicago, as well as food, prizes, and free health screenings.

This is a free educational event that serves as a forum for open dialogue between patients, members of the public, and health and research professionals. The event begins at 5PM, with discussions starting at 6PM. Pre-event registration is strongly encouraged; click here to register for free.

 

IMD BLUE LINE RENOVATIONS

The first phase of the IMD Blue Line renovation is complete. The newly re-opened Damen entrance is now ADA accessible, features a new station house interior, an upgraded platform ramp, new fare equipment and improved interior and exterior lighting.

Work will continue on renovations to the Illinois Medical District station, including temporary closure of the Ogden and Paulina entrances effective Tuesday, July 25, 2017. This phase of the project will include an entirely rebuilt Paulina station house, and upgrades at the Ogden entrance similar to the Damen stop. For more information and updates about the project, click here.

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Commission Meeting Notice - July 18, 2017

July 14, 2017


NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING


RE:     ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT
          COMMISSION MEETING
          JULY 18, 2017 - 1:00 A.M.
          Illinois Medical District Commission
          2100 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3706
          1st Floor, Room 106

 

A Meeting of the Illinois Medical District Commission will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1:00 P.M., at 2100 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3706 in Room 106.

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IMD&U: Learn Our Story. Share Our Vision.

As an IMD partner or key constituent, you aren’t just part of the Illinois Medical District story, you—and those you serve—are the heart of it. Throughout 2017 we will share monthly updates on all that is taking place in the IMD and encourage U to be part of our story by emailing IMD&U@medicaldistrict.org with ideas and topics of interest.

Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #IMDandU.


 

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