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Community Checkup

Our Community Investment Fund partners address wellbeing, health equity and economic growth.

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Partnerships Making an Impact

This video series spotlights community partnerships and initiatives making a positive impact on the health and wellness of our neighbors.

Community Checkup: ASPIRE

Episode 10

September 28, 2022 - Learn how the ASPIRE program is inspiring students to explore health care careers, through robust learning opportunities and partnerships with local organizations. A career in healthcare may be closer than you think!

The Friendship Center

Episode 9

August 23, 2022 - NorthShore Community Checkup series host Jenise Celestin goes behind the scenes at The Friendship Center, a food pantry and so much more, which feeds its Lincoln Square neighbors with dignity and personalized care.

Partners for Our Communities

Episode 8

May 24, 2022 - When a person in need walks into Partners for Our Communities in Palatine, Illinois, they can access everything from a health checkup to GED classes, to a bag of fresh groceries from the food pantry, to daycare services and more!

Highwood Library & Community Center

Episode 6

April 11, 2022 - In the first of our series spotlighting our 2022 Community Investment Foundation partners, we visited with Highwood Library & Community Center executive director Carmen Patlán and her incredible team. What inspired a library to offer healthcare services, how did they earn the trust of their community, and how will they use their grant to expand mental health resources and counseling?

Exploring the Simbulance & Healthcare Careers

Episode 7

November 23, 2021 - Step behind the scenes of our partnership with Niles Township District 219 focused on nurturing the next generation of healthcare providers.

Removing Barriers for Healthcare Careers

Episode 5

October 21, 2021 - This fantastic program allows college students to explore a career in healthcare with all expenses paid and job interviews upon completion.

Teens Mental Health & Wellbeing

Episode 4

September 23, 2021 - Tips for talking with your kids, warning signs for mental health issues and local school resources, including our partnership with Glenbrook District 225.

Bike Safety and Why it Matters

Episode 3

August 19, 2021 - It’s important to understand the proper precautions one should take to ensure a safe ride. In this episode, we’ll explore proper helmet fitting, how to stay safe throughout your ride and more.

Farmers' Market Insights + Healthy Living Tips

Episode 22

July 15, 2021 - Our friends from the Skokie Farmers’ Market and expert Pediatrician Dr. Lynn Chehab share the inside scoop on Skokie’s longstanding destination market PLUS hot tips for getting your kids (and adults) excited about trying new veggies.

Building Trust for a Healthier Community

Episode 22

June 17, 2021 - The closer we get to herd immunity, the closer we are to protecting our whole community from COVID. But how do we reach those who are hesitant? In this episode we explore how Evanston has partnered with local faith communities to inspire trust and acceptance of the vaccine.