Women Healthcare Leaders Address the ‘Death Gap’ Impacting Chicago’s Black and Brown Communities

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Black women leading hospitals and healthcare advocacy groups that mainly serve minority populations will gather to discuss countermeasures to the average 20-year life expectancy gap between communities of color and Chicago’s predominantly white neighborhoods. In commemoration of Women’s History Month, “LEADHERSHIP: Our Moment in History – Creating Equity in Healthcare,” will be the first forum in a quarterly series of stakeholder Community Conversations initiated by Tesa Anewishki, the newly appointed President and CEO of Loretto Hospital, the first African and Native American woman to serve in this capacity in the 100-year history of the West Side institution. Moderated by Darlene Hill, WVON radio host and former award-winning TV news anchor, panelists will cover a range of critical issues including declining life expectancy rates in urban communities, barriers to quality healthcare, the public health crisis of gun violence, mental wellness, and the urgency of opioid addiction. “LEADHERSHIP: Our Moment in History – Creating Equity in Healthcare” will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023, in the conference center of Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL. For additional information or to register, contact Trish McKinnor at trish.mckinnor@lorettohospital.org or Paula Yates at paula.yates@lorettohospital.org

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