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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.  

CHET Inaugural Report October 2020

The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) is proud to present our Inaugural Report, which includes activities since our launch in September 2018 until October 2020.

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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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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

Podcast

SkinnyTrees

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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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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