|Welcome to CEED@Chicago!|
|Written by Michael Aponte|
The Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities at Chicago (CEED@Chicago) welcomes you to learn about our goals and our work!
The goal of CEED@Chicago is to prevent and reduce the burden of diabetes and CVD among the Hispanic/Latino and African American populations in the Chicago metropolitan statistical area and eventually extending to the Midwest region and the United States. CEED@Chicago is building a multi-sector Coalition composed of businesses, institutions and individuals representing local government, health professionals, academic institutions, community and professional organizations, and community leaders all dedicated to changing social determinants that are needed to reach this goal.
The CEED@Chicago Coalition identified food equity and health literacy as our two policy priority areas. Our Food Equity Policy Committee has been focusing on policies that promote the local production and distribution of healthy food as well as policies that improve available data to make it easier to identify underserved communities. CEED@Chicago’s Health Literacy/Community Health Workers Policy Committee is working to increase information about healthy eating and physical activity to our communities through the services of community health workers.
CEED@Chicago members have access to training and technical assistance. They also have opportunities to promote their work and successes.
Learn more – and join us!
|Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:20|