Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

Award / $50,000

Priority / Social Determinants of Health / Health Equity

Location / Chicago, IL Illinois Statewide area of focus

Grant Summary

Health Departments are major providers of care for Illinois families. Building on national best practices, Health & Medicine proposes to help the Illinois Department of Public Health and the state’s 100+ health departments begin the process of becoming trauma-informed. By uniting department leaders from municipalities across the state to share current practices, learn from national experts, and develop resources to make their services more trauma-informed these departments will be better able to address the health and social impact of trauma sooner, so they can prevent more serious downstream problems in the future.