The south facet of Chicago has some of the most extreme health and fitness inequities in Illinois, including bigger incidence of toddler and maternal mortality and incidence of coronary heart condition. Correcting the disparity with health and fitness outcomes for the state’s Black communities was a precedence of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus.
Last 12 months, to enhance health equity, Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation that allocated $150 million in state and federal funds every single yr for 5 many years to 8 new wellbeing collaboratives all through the condition. A single, on the south side of Chicago, is dubbed the South Side Healthy Community Business. The firm is composed of 13 entities ‑- which include safety web hospitals and wellbeing systems. Its board not too long ago hired Kimberly Hobson as its CEO.
Hobson previously served as government director of the South Facet Health care Collaborative and Strategic Affiliations for the University of Chicago Medicine and also had management positions with Advocate Wellbeing Care, Mercy Medical center and Humana Overall health Strategy. Her most recent role was CEO of JourneyCare, the major non-revenue hospice and palliative treatment organization
Maureen McKinney interviewed Hobson to master far more about what the collaborative will do for the 900,000 residents of the south aspect.
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