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Lift Health For All

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Our Mission 

To lift health for all by exposing root causes of health inequities and serving as a hub that pushes boundaries in research, education, workforce development, and community engagement.  

Message from Our Center and Anti-Racism Resources

Please read this follow-up statement from our Center's Founder/Director Dr. Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, from June 4, 2020.

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CHET Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives

Please see an important message from the Founder/Director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation, Dr. Melissa Simon, MD, MPH.

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Founder/Director Honored 2020 Mentor of the Year

Our Founder/Director Melissa Simon, MD, MPH was chosen as a 2020 Faculty Mentor of the Year.

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SkinnyTrees Mini-Series COVID-19 in our Chicago Communities

We like many of our fellow Chicagoans, are staying home and practicing social distancing to flatten the curve. We are here to present a mini-series: COVID-19 in our Chicago communities, listen for stories from local voices during these trying times.

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[RESCHEDULED] CHETchat Webinar ft. Dr. Dinee Simpson

This series highlights the equity work of our invited speakers and fosters a dialogue about ways that attendees can engage in work that promotes health equity. *Please note this event has been rescheduled to August 11th 2020*


Our Research

The center is unique in its ability to draw on the resources and multidisciplinary expertise of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center to foster change. Explore our Research section to learn about our scientific priorities.

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What We Do



Welcome back! SkinnyTrees is happy to return with its second season. In this first episode of season two we bring back Dr. Melissa Simon to discuss what we have been up to since you last heard from us. Dr. Simon introduces an exciting new center launched this year -- the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET). She explains the work this center aims to do and how it is taking a different approach. Dr. Simon stresses why health equity is important and required to lift health for all. We review a few key terms that might be helpful in future episodes and understanding the work we want to highlight along the way. Stay tuned for the next episode with the former Commissioner of the Department of Public Health -- Dr. Julie Morita!

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Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center logo Institute for Public Health and Medicine

The Center for Health Equity Transformation is a joint center between
the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.

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