University of Illinois at Chicago


May 28, 2014 | Illinois Heart Rescue CPR Training

ILHR CPR Training

October 16, 2013 | Learn to Help Save A Life!

If your mother or loved one suddenly collapsed and her heart stopped beating, do you know what to do?
The Illinois Heart Rescue Project is here to teach you what you can do to Help Save a Life!

For information on how to receive training services, contact Teri Campbell at

October 11, 2013 | GO RED FOR WOMEN

Apply today to receive a $2,500

Go RedTM Multicultural Scholarship toward your career in healthcare.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women - killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. In fact, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanics, and African American women have almost twice the risk of stroke. Yet, there is a lack of diversity among female healthcare providers in our country. That's why with the support of Macy's, the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® movement is increasing the number of qualified female healthcare professionals who can educate women of many cultures about their No. 1 killer through the the Go RedTM Multicultural Scholarship Fund.

Apply today at

Application Deadline: December 31, 2013


October 7, 2013 | October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Watch the following video to watch a 14 minute inspirational film designed to promote early detection through screening, and also provide hope for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Five African American women, all breast cancer survivors, share from their hearts in their own words.

September 9, 2013 | Official Naming Ceremony for Davis Health and Wellness Center

On September 9th 2013, the UIC Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP) celebrated the official naming of the school-based health and wellness center that serves the students and community members in the Brighton Park Community.

Please join me in officially welcoming the Davis Health and Wellness Center.


August 1, 2013 | ILHR Bystander CPR training

CPR Training 

The Illinois Heart Rescue Project (ILHR) mission is to train all of Illinois in Bystander CPR in an effort to increase the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest. On July 27th, they conducted a training session at the Bolingbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church. About 20 people with ages ranging from 7 to 60 participated.


The training session began with a PowerPoint presentation defining the term Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), explained how 90% of Americans die every year due to this problem, and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The training session included a demonstration on the correct way to provide chest compressions and how to use an AED. All participants were provided an opportunity to practice hands-on technique for administering chest compressions and how to apply and use an AED.

Even the youngest among the group demonstrated a knowledge of the material to where he could teach his dad how to properly perform the chest compressions. The session was well received with a request for the group to return.

CPR Training participants

June 12, 2013 | 2012 Community Benefit Report

The 2012 Community Benefit Report is out!

Last year the Office of Community Engagement And Neighborhood Health Partnerships reached over 1,857,252 Chicago Residents. To view the full report about our programs and how we have benefited the Chicago community, CLICK HERE.

June 7, 2013 | 2013 Summer Research Opportunity Program students

The Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP) welcomes our three 2013 Summer Research Opportunity Program students and our summer intern.

SROP Students


Jessica Merma

Junior, University of Iowa

Majoring in Health & Human Physiology and Spanish


Michael Thomas

Junior, Morehouse College

Majoring in Psychology


Susana Urquiza

Junior, University of Illinois Urbana

Majoring in Community


Summer Intern


Cyanna McGowan

Vanderbilt University

May 22, 2013 | AAPCHO Community-Research Criteria Factsheet

AAPCHO Community-Research Criteria Factsheet

In August 2012, AAPCHO and its partners developed a set of research criteria that community health centers (CHCs) and communities could use to evaluate their participation in research studies. The criteria is rooted in the model of research known as Community-Based Participatory Research, in which communities actively and equitably engage in the research process. The criteria was designed to ensure that research on target communities was relevant and directly beneficial to the community being studied.

CLICK HERE for full factsheet

May 22, 2013 | New appointment to National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia (Cee) Barnes-Boyd on her appointment to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, the principal advisory board for the National Institute of Nursing Research at NIH!

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

May 22, 2013 | New appointment to National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia (Cee) Barnes-Boyd on her appointment to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, the principal advisory board for the National Institute of Nursing Research at NIH!

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

May 7, 2013 | Family Reunion Illinois Heart Rescue Hands Only CPR

IHR Family Reunion Flyer

May 1, 2013 | CPHP Spotlight: What's in Your Drink?

What's in Your Drink?

With summer just around the corner and temperatures on the rise, hydration is very important. Being hydrated means having enough water in your body for all the different processes that need it. Sweating, talking, blinking, moving our joints and going to the bathroom are all things that require water.  As it gets hotter, we lose more water through sweat and want to make sure we are replacing it. Ideally, adults drink at least 64oz of water every day; this equals 4 bottles of water. But what about those times we have a taste for something other than water? What are we really drinking? Click on the image of sugary drinks to learn about the ingredients in some common beverages.

Sugary Drinks

April 12, 2013 | Please welcome Rev. Dr. Shirley Fleming!

ReginaThe Leadership team of the UI-Health Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCENHP) is pleased to introduce Rev. Dr. Shirley Fleming, Director, Office for Faith & Public Health Partnerships and Co-Director for the Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation.

Phone (312) 996-4656
Websites: (UIC-Office of Community Engagement & Neighborhood Health Partnerships) (The Center for Faith Community Health Transformation)

UIC-OCENHP is proud to announce and welcome Rev. Dr. Shirley Fleming as the
new director of the Office for Faith & Community Health Promotion. Shirley Fleming is a long-time advocate for equity and social justice in health and human services. She has dedicated more than thirty years of her public health career to working locally and nationally as a provider, administrator and advocate to assure that all people, especially those who are disadvantaged, have the opportunity to enjoy the highest level of health and engagement in human society.

The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation is a joint project of Advocate Health Care and the University of Illinois, Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships It is a "virtual" center and, staff of the partner institutions work out of their own organizational sites, collaborating on projects and programs. The Center was formed to mobilize the unique strengths of faith communities to address the social conditions that impact people's health. Its core purpose is to catalyze community partnerships that draw on the wisdom and energy of faith communities to create the long-term social change that will eliminate health inequities.  It also serves as a hub for the faith and health movement in metropolitan Chicago.

Rev. Dr. Fleming received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Xavier College, School of Nursing in 1972. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois, College of Nursing in 1977 in MCH with a specialty in nurse-midwifery. She earned a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Illinois, School of Public Health in 1994 with a special focus in community health and maternal-child health and a minor in health services. She accepted her call to ministry in 2002 and graduated in 2007 with a Masters of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. She is a member in discernment with the Chicago Metropolitan Association (CMA) and has been approved for ordination within the United Church of Christ (UCC). She has been an active member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago
for the past 14 years.

Rev. Dr. Fleming has had the privilege of serving in leadership positions on numerous local and national academic, faith-based and governmental boards that are focused on understanding and eliminating health inequity across the lifecycle. She has a special passion and interest in community-driven strategies for improving maternal and child health. Dr. Fleming has been
married to her best friend, David, for nearly forty years. She is a lifelong resident of the south side of Chicago. God blessed their union with two wonderful children (Danyetta Gwendolyn and David). She is the proud Nana of Eden, Daniel, Jesus and David.

Please join us in extending a heartfelt welcome to Dr. Shirley Fleming.

Cynthia-Barnes Boyd, PhD, FAAN
Director, OCENHP

April 4, 2013 | CPHP Spotlight: Portion Distortion

We all know it is important to watch what we eat. It is also important to watch how much we eat. Eating oversized portions and even belonging to the "clean plate club" encourages us to overeat. To test your portion knowledge, to learn just how much our portions have been distorted, Click on the OVERSIZED BURGER!

big hamburger

March 11, 2013 | Community Leaders from Across the U.S. Call for Health Research Equity and Impact

We are pleased to share a summary from 2nd Annual National Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research.

The Forums that took place December 5-7, 2012 in Washington DC.  This second forum served to deepen a national network of community leaders and community-based organizations that engage in research to advance health equity and social justice.  The resulting Community Network for Research Equity and Impact will focus on ensuring that communities have a significant voice in decisions about research practice and policy, are true partners in research, and fully benefit from the knowledge gained.

To read the full summary, please follow the link below.
Community Leaders from Across the U.S. Call for Health Research Equity & Impact

February 25, 2013 | DADDIES of SHORTIES


Sponsoring 1000 Men March

Daddies of Shorties would like to invite all of our Church/Community members,  Elected Officials, Parents, Students, Teachers and Women out to join us in a 1000 Men March.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
March starts at1:00 p.m.
Meeting at 12:45 p.m. Cicero Ave. & Ferdinand

Daddies of Shorties Mission Statement

We are Fathers with common issues in a community where opportunities are limited. We seek to address unemployment, lack of training, education, trade skills, along with legal issues which does not allow us to compete in the job market. This will allow us to become productive members of society.

Three Primary Goals

  1. We are Men/Fathers who have decided to stop at nothing to achieve our goals.
  2. Fit into a positive role in our Communities.
  3. Become represented in the inclusion of major decisions that effect our Communities.

"We are One Body and Speak as a Collective Voice as "Daddies Of Shorties"

February 19, 2013 | Davis Health and Wellness Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Celebrating the opening of our newest School Base Health Center. After almost a 5 year effort the UIC Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships celebrates the opening of its 4th health center. Serving the Brighton Park Community, the Davis Health and Wellness Center will provide comprehensive medical services, mental health and health education for students and families of 3 Brighton Park Schools. The renovation of space in the school was made possible by a grant from HRSA under the Affordable Care ACT. OCENHP also received grants for operations from the Bureau of Primary Health care and The Blue Cross Blue Shields Foundation.

February 10, 2013 | 2012 Community Benefit Report

The 2012 Community Benefit Report is out! Follow the link below to find out about the impact the UIC Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships programs have had on the Chicago communities.

February 7, 2013 | CPHP Spotlight: Heart Health for American Heart Month

What are the three major players in the foods we eat when it comes to improving heart health?

Click here to find out and learn alot more awesome health facts!!

January 16, 2013 | CPHP Spotlight: Make 2013 A Resolution Booster Year

Happy New Year 2013Do you make New Years' resolutions each year and realize on February 1st that you managed to neglect them all already? Make your resolutions stick this year, by resolving to refresh them on the 1st of each and every month. Set a reminder in your phone or on your calendar to help keep you on track. Make each new month a time to renew your promise to yourself to make this your healthiest year ever! 

To learn how you can make healthy new years resolutions and help them "Stick", CLICK HERE!

January 16, 2013 | Introducing Associate Vice President for Community-Based Practice

 Robert Winn, MD
Robert Winn, MD, joins the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System as the Associate Vice President for Community-Based Practice and the Director of the UI Health Lung Cancer Program. As a specialist in pulmonary and critical care with a primary interest in lung cancer, Robert has led and served on a number of diverse committees to develop the next generation of physician-scientists. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship, leadership, and diversity service.

Robert received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, where he was also a Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU)/National Jewish.

Prior to arriving at UI Health, Robert was an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He was also an Associate Dean of Admissions for the School of Medicine, Vice Chair of Medicine, for the Department of Medicine, and the Sr. Medical Director for the University of Colorado Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Clinic. As a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care, he practiced at both the University Hospital and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Denver, both in ambulatory medicine and the intensive care unit.

Robert is excited about his transition to the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. He hopes to provide leadership in the areas of community health and helping to build a robust lung cancer research program.

December 6, 2012 | CPHP Spotlight: Entertain with Food Safety in Mind this Holiday Season

This time of the year brings many celebrations and times for entertaining. You may be about to invite over your family and friends for a big holiday festival. Take great pride in keeping all of the delicious foods you serve safe by following these 4 simple steps to keep you, your family and friends away from food poisoning or food borne illness this holiday season.

CLICK HERE to learn more!

November 20, 2012 | CCPD is recruiting new board members!

The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Board of Directors is recruiting new board members from the US and Canada!  Applications are due January 7, 2013. We are searching for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a broad range of experience and expertise, a passion for community-campus partnerships as a strategy for social justice and the time and ability to contribute to an active board. We anticipate bringing on 3-5 new board members in Spring 2013. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at


October 23, 2012 | New GCI Director: Dr. Teresa Córdova

Teresa Cordova

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Teresa Córdova began her tenure as the 3rd permanent Director of the Great Cities Institute on September 1, 2012.

October 16, 2012 | Religion and the Health of the Public: A "Why-To" Worshop

Religion and the Health of the Public: A "Why-To" Workshop

When: November 16, 2012 from 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Chicago Theological Seminary at 1407 E. 60th St., Chicago

Prices: Tickets are $20 ($10 for students)

Dr. Gunderson and Dr. Cochrane are hosting an event in which they could test out some of the ideas adn approaches that they talk about in their new book, Religion and the Health of the Public. This book introduces a new paradign for faith and health engagement and how a more dynamic, powerful theory about faith and health can lead to more powerful teaching and action. Many of the ideas are things are already being discussed ath The Center, but this event provides a great opportunity for a dialogue with these global leaders.

This event panel will be followed from 2:30pm to 4:00pm by an Interfaith Panel on Faith and Health sponsored by the Center for Jewish, Christian and Islamic Studies at the Chicago Theological Center. This second event can be attended on its own or in conjunction with the all-day seminar. The panel is free of charge.


Register at

October 15, 2012 | Breast Cancer Town Hall Forum

Community Town Hall Forum

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 11am-3pm

How to Beat Breast Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know!

Presentation & Panel Discussion Featuring Dr. Monica Peek, Dr. Kent Hoskins and Dr. Carol Estwing Ferrans

Free Lunch, Presentation and Q & A Panel from 11am-2pm

Resource Fair from 2pm-3pm

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY: Attendance is Limited for this Free Event
Please register online:

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Banquet Center
Esther Smith Hall - 1940 W. 13th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Free Lunch - Ample Free Parking


September 26, 2012 | 2nd National Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research

Dear CBPR colleagues,

I am writing on behalf of the planning team for the 2nd National Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research, December 5-7 in Washington, DC. The forum webpage is now live! Visit to download the call for applications and learn more about the forum.

Applications to attend the forum are due no later than Friday October 12.

The forum agenda is designed to provide time and space for community partners to learn and strategize together as peers before their academic partners and other key stakeholders join the conversation. Community partners who are involved in partnerships with academic institutions are encouraged to invite an academic partner to apply to attend the forum evening reception and poster session on Thursday December 6th and the dialogue on Friday Dec. 7th. Only applications from academic partners that have a corresponding community partner application will be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Rahma Osman, CCPH Program Assistant, at

Funding for the forum is made possible (in part) by 1R13MD007569-01 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awarded to Community-Campus Partnerships for Health ( and the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service ( The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

September 10, 2012 | CPHP Spotlight: Take MyPlate Back to School!

Click on the MyPlate to read this month's spotlight on how eating healthy can help you be successful in school!

My plate

June 15, 2012 | 2011 Annual Featured Researchers

The Healthy City Collaborative (HCC) is proud to present our 2011 Great Cities, HCC panel of featured researchers! Our goal is to demystify a controlled and complex process to MAKE RESEARCH MATTER...NOW!

Please CLICK HERE to find out more.

May 21, 2012 | CPHP Spotlight: Water Makes a Splash!

Click on the glass of water below to read this month's spotlight to find out why it is important to drink water and stay hydrated this upcoming summer!

cup of water

February 1, 2012 | UIC presents the 2011-2012 overarching goals!


2011-2012 Six Overarching Goals
Submitted by UIC Chancellor and Vice President Paula Allen-Meares

UIC IS A PREMIER URBAN PUBLIC RESEARCH INSTITUTION:  Our institution is deeply committed to academic excellence, student success and transformative impact; it is a research-intensive university with scholarship focused on urban resilience, social justice, social science, community health, economic and educational disparities, the arts, the humanities, the natural sciences, and biomedical and bioengineering discovery. We are a campus with a global perspective strongly rooted in Chicago, but with a statewide presence and responsibility. We operate health science campuses in Peoria, Rockford, Urbana-Champaign and the Quad Cities. UIC stands for excellence and is committed to transformative impact through research, pedagogy, healthcare and service.

OUR COMMITMENT AND GOALS:  UIC faculty and its leadership have identified several strategic priorities at the intersection of our core strengths and opportunities.   Developed collaboratively in a variety of strategic planning workshops and discussions, five campus task forces and the university-wide Administrative Review and Restructuring Report process, these action items are designed to meet anticipated societal needs and to place UIC in a strong position locally, regionally and nationally in the years ahead.





  • Continue to promote pride in UIC's teaching excellence, encouraging models of instruction and support that maximize learning outcomes for all learning styles and offering lifetime educational opportunities
  • Recruit excellent students and provide necessary support, particularly in advising and financial aid.
  • Provide excellent experiential learning programs and services. Identify areas for additional enhancement, particularly in study abroad and learn-and-earn opportunities.
  • Emphasize student success with a multi-year plan to improve 6 and 4-year graduation rates.
  • Expand a major UIC e-learning initiative to provide more blended, online and online supplemented coursework for undergraduate, graduate, international and adult learners.
  • Enhance our students' educational experience with exposure to and engagement with arts, the humanities, and cultural opportunities.


  • Continue our passion and commitment to improve the social good, locally and globally, through our research, teaching, healthcare and service missions.
  • Reinvigorate the Great Cities Commitment and continue to grow its community, local, regional and national presence, striving for international relevance.
  • Explore the creation of programs and Centers of Excellence on health, educational and economic disparities by integrating cross-campus research, education, practice and training, and by partnering with external collaborators. Pursue cluster hires and other research opportunities supported by the Offices of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Research.


  • Continue to grow our research enterprise with thematic focus areas in some of our greatest strengths: urban resilience; health, education and economic disparities; biomedical discovery; informatics and other relevant areas.
  • Build upon our nation-leading strength in educating underrepresented minority scientists, engineers, social scientists, educators and health care and human services professionals to better meet the state and country's needs.
  • Encourage and emphasize collaboration between UIC's east and west campuses, and reinforce links with UIUC and UIS. Enhance interdisciplinary research opportunities and engagement with public, private, corporate, non-profit and governmental organizations.
  • Increase internal and external recognition of UIC's research portfolio through marketing campaigns, community outreach, organizational affiliations, and other initiatives.
  • Increase faculty disclosures of discoveries and intellectual property through streamlined OVCR processes.


  • Continue to foster scholarship and practices that reflect the increasing diversity of the U.S. in a rapidly globalizing world.
  • Enhance our study abroad programs, international agreements, partnerships and affiliations through improved collaboration between UIC colleges and the Department of International Affairs.
  • Increase globally focused research and cross-national comparative research, faculty and student exchange programs, and international agreements that foster research collaborations.
  • Create curricular and co-curricular opportunities for our students to gain a broader understanding of the world, making these programs a hallmark of a UIC education.
  • Implement the Cluster Hire Initiative; establish an Office of Diversity; hire a Chief Diversity Officer.


  • Honor our relationship with the city of Chicago, working with city and regional institutions as well as neighborhood groups to create positive impact and mutually-beneficial outcomes.
  • Refresh UIC's Great Cities Institute to focus on current urban needs and opportunities within Chicago and beyond.
  • Continue and grow UIC's important healthcare work in Chicago neighborhoods, rural communities and throughout the State of Illinois, with a focus on health disparities, broadly defined.
  • Continue and grow UIC's partnership with the Chicago Public Schools.
  • Continue and grow UIC's partnerships with the City Colleges of Chicago and other state, private and corporate stakeholders.
  • Build on the successful re-opening of Hull House to expand UIC's connection with Chicago's cultural community and to increase educational and cultural programming for Chicago area residents.


  • Improve the university's operational efficiency, including streamlined administrative and business functions and enhanced IT infrastructure. Become a more nimble, innovative and responsive institution.
  • Address the institution's aging infrastructure and deferred maintenance needs with a multi-year plan.
  • Implement a robust marketing and communications plan to increase UIC's visibility and enhance its image locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

UIC School of Public Health

UIC Office of Community Engagement And Neighborhood Health Partnerships | 828 South Wolcott Ave. Suite 231, Chicago, IL 60612

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