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Luz verde a Halloween en Chicago, pero con precauciones por COVID-19
Media: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 12 de octubre del 2021
Descripción: Prepara tus disfraces y dulces ya que este año regresan a Chicago, los eventos para celebrar Halloween de manera segura debido a la pandemia.
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Buscan que latinos de Chicago reciban dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna contra el covid-19
Media: La Raza
Fecha:11 de octubre del 2021
Descripción: Ya está disponible una tercera dosis de Pfizer. Quienes recibieron las vacunas de Moderna o de Johnson & Johnson aún deben esperar
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Swap-O-Rama COVID mobile clinic in Back of the Yards reaches vaccine-hesitant Latino community
Media: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: October 5, 2021
Description: The Swap-O-Rama in the Back of the Yards neighborhood is a bustling flea market and a weekend tradition for many Chicago area Latino families. It is also home to a weekend mobile health clinic where more than 2,000 Latinos of all ages have received a COVID-19 vaccine since the city partnered with Alivio Medical Center. The city has also partnered with Esperanza Health Centers. These partnerships are critical because their providers are already rooted and relied upon in predominantly Latino neighborhoods.
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Stalled by COVID-19, 10 South, West Side revitalization projects get ‘We Rise Together’ grants
Media: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: September 29, 2021
Description: In the first wave of capital grants issued by the Chicago Community Trust’s year-old “We Rise Together” initiative, 10 real estate development projects are getting $7.4 million to spark revitalization in eight disinvested South and West side communities.
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We Rise Together: $7.4M in COVID impact grants uplifts community plans
Media: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: September 23, 2021
Description: A financial coalition focusing on Chicago's equitable recovery awarded $7.4 million worth of grants Thursday to real estate development projects that were already underway when the pandemic hit.
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Las medidas que las autoridades han tomado ante las amenazas de ataques contra escuelas de Chicago
Media: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 24 de septiembre del 2021
Descripción: El superintendente David Brown informó en una conferencia de prensa que un sospechoso vinculado con las amenazas ya fue detenido y que el patrullaje de la policía será más constante en los planteles educativos. Por su parte, Jadine Chou, jefe de seguridad de CPS, aseveró que se están tomando cartas en el asunto y que cada una de las advertencias es tomada con la mayor seriedad posible. Expertos recomiendan a los padres de familia escuchar la opinión de los niños frente a esta problemática y mantener una comunicación abierta.
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Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,198 cases, 16 deaths
Media: NewNationUSA
Date: September 22, 2021
Description: Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 2,198 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 16 related deaths Monday.
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Vaccine push renewed in LatinX neighborhoods amid rising Covid cases
Media: WGN Chicago
Date: September 16, 2021
Description: As COVID-19 patients overwhelm hospitals in Southern Illinois, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is urging people to help end the pandemic by getting vaccinated.
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Durbin Encourages Vaccination As COVID Impacts Southern Illinois
Media: NBC 5 Chicago
Date: September 16, 2021
Description: The COVID pandemic is hitting southern Illinois especially hard. There are zero available intensive care unit beds available in the southern tip of the state, and that region makes up 20 Illinois counties. Sen. Dick Durbin is hoping to inspire more people to get their vaccine. NBC 5′ political reporter Mary Ann Ahern reports.
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¿Cómo podemos ayudar a un menor de edad con problemas de adicción o salud mental? Consejos de un experto
Media: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 14 de septiembre del 2021
Descripción: "Hemos visto niños que están subiendo 30, 40 y hasta 70 libras en el transcurso de la pandemia del coronavirus", asegura la pediatra Elizabeth Reinhardt, quien explica que ese "aumento dramático" en las cifras de enfermedades en la población infantil se debe a factores como la inactividad por el aprendizaje en casa y el exceso de comidas poco sanas durante el confinamiento.
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Latinos Progresando’s virtual MEX talks focuses on Mexican history and identity: ‘We really need to know where we come from’
Media: Chicago Tribune
Date: September 13, 2021
Description: When local community-based nonprofit Latinos Progresando realized a void where Mexican stories from Mexican voices could be shared, they created MEX talks — a one-day speaker showcase where Mexican and Mexican American leaders could reflect on shared identity and tell stories to inspire positive change.
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Las charlas virtuales MEX de Latinos Progresando se centran en la historia y la identidad de México: ‘Realmente debemos saber de dónde venimos’
Media: Chicago Tribune
Fecha: 13 de septiembre, 2021
Descripción: Cuando Latinos Progresando, una organización local sin fines de lucro con sede en la comunidad, se dio cuenta de un vacío donde se podían compartir las historias mexicanas de las voces mexicanas, crearon MEX talks, una exposición de oradores de un día donde los líderes mexicanos y mexicoamericanos podían reflexionar sobre la identidad compartida y contar historias para inspirar un cambio positivo.
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A new back-to-school worry for Chicago Public Schools parents: COVID’s raging Delta variant
Media: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: August 27, 2021
Description: Some cautiously optimistic, others fearing the worst, parents are preparing for the return Monday of full in-person learning at Chicago’s schools.
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Niños con diabetes, obesidad y depresión: la pandemia y sus graves efectos en la salud infantil
Media: Univision Chicago
Date: 24 de agosto del 2021
Description: "Hemos visto niños que están subiendo 30, 40 y hasta 70 libras en el transcurso de la pandemia del coronavirus", asegura la pediatra Elizabeth Reinhardt, quien explica que ese "aumento dramático" en las cifras de enfermedades en la población infantil se debe a factores como la inactividad por el aprendizaje en casa y el exceso de comidas poco sanas durante el confinamiento.
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Niños de 0 a 3 años pueden propagar el coronavirus con más facilidad que los adolescentes, según estudio
Media: Univision Chicago
Date: 17 de agosto del 2021
Description: De acuerdo con una investigación realizada en Canadá y publicada en la revista Jama Pediatrics, los bebés hasta los 3 años tienen 40% más probabilidad de contagiar con coronavirus a otras personas en sus hogares que los jóvenes. La doctora Elizabeth Reinhardt explica que esto ocurre porque “tienen que ser cuidados todo el tiempo”. Te contamos cuáles son los síntomas que experimentan estos menores.
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Predicting the future of healthcare: 10 takeaways from HIMSS21
Media: Healthcare Dive
Date: August 13, 2021
Description: Along with 'guarded optimism' on the current state of the pandemic, some 19,000 onsite attendees in Las Vegas mulled over what's next for AI, telehealth, cybersecurity, femtech and more.
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Preocupa la salud mental de los niños en tiempos de pandemia en Chicago
Media: La Raza
Fecha: 9 de agosto del 2021
Descripción: Terapistas locales dicen que se necesitan más recursos para enfrentar el trauma y el duelo en menores que han perdido a sus padres y para los que enfrentan ansiedad, depresión y temor debido al covid-19
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An uptick in mild breakthrough COVID infections in Illinois has some feeling they’re no longer ‘untouchable,’ but doctors say the vaccines are working
Media: Chicago Tribune
Date: August 6, 2021
Description: There’s no way to know exactly how many fully vaccinated people in Illinois have developed mild cases of COVID-19 because the state only tracks infections of vaccinated people involving hospitalization or death. But some Chicago-area doctors say that while the vast majority of new cases are still among unvaccinated people, they’re seeing an uptick in fully vaccinated patients also catching COVID-19.
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Todo un fin de semana de eventos y festivales en Chicago
Media: Telemundo Chicago
Date: 6 de agosto del 2021
Description: Resaltan Northalsted Market Days en Lakeview y el Michelada Fest en Pilsen.
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Esperanza Health, Alivio Medical Center Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For Employees
Media: Block Club Chicago
Date: August 4, 2021
Description: Employees will need to get at least one vaccination by Sept. 1.
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Aclaran mitos y dudas sobre la eficacia de la vacuna para frenar la propagación de la variante Delta
Media: Telemundo Chicago
Date: 3 de agosto del 2021
Description: Autoridades de salud en Chicago tiene una doble preocupación: aclarar la información que dio a conocer los CDC sobre la mutación del COVID-19 y motivar a que más residentes se vacunen ahora que continúan los festivales y eventos masivos.
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Once Vaccine Sites, Some Places In Chicago Are Once Again Testing Sites
Media: CBS 2 Chicago
Date: August 2, 2021
Description: CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports the majority of those places have closed. And those still open, have downsized. But they are noticing a change of the tide here at Esperanza Health's free testing site in Brighton Park.
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Gobernador de Illinois declara la violencia armada como crisis de salud pública y anuncia fondos para combatirla
Media: Univision Chicago
Date: 2 de agosto del 2021
Description: JB Pritzker firmó una nueva ley, que entrará en vigor en enero del 2022, con la que espera atajar la violencia en el estado desde la raíz: la salud mental. Serán destinados $128 millones para programas de prevención. Por su parte, David Brown, superintendente de la policía de Chicago, señaló que julio cerró con 105 asesinatos en la ciudad y que las cifras de tiroteos aumentaron en un 10%.
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Infections surging and 'things are going to get worse,' Fauci says; Also in the news:
Media: USA Today
Date: August 1, 2021
Description: Health care facilities in the Chicago area serving 80,000 low-income patients will require employees to get vaccinated by Sept. 1. Included: Esperanza Health Centers, Alivio Medical Center, AHS Family Health Center and CommunityHealth.
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Chicago health care clinics order vaccines for employees
Media: Daily Herald
Date: August 1, 2021
Description: Health care facilities in the Chicago area that serve some 80,000 low-income patients have joined a growing national push to require their employees to get vaccinated to try to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
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Variante Delta, tan contagiosa como la varicela: expertos en medicina reaccionan
Media: Telemundo Chicago
Date: 30 de julio
Description: Un nuevo reporte de los CDC advierte a las autoridades y a los expertos en salud que “la guerra [contra el virus] ha cambiado” debido a que la variante Delta aumenta las probabilidades de que las personas vacunadas contagien a otros.
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Clinician experience a big focus for athenahealth at HIMSS21
Media: Healthcare IT News
Date: July 30, 2021
Description: The cloud IT company's research VP previews its plans for the conference – spotlighting best practices to combat clinician burnout and giving providers actionable insights at the point of care.
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Chicago clinics serving low-income patients mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees, following lead of big hospitals
Media: Chicago Tribune
Date: July 29, 2021
Description: At least four chains of Chicago community health centers, which collectively serve about 80,000 low-income patients, will require their workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, they announced Thursday.
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Hospitales en condado de Cook toman medidas de seguridad ante aumento de casos de coronavirus: esto debes saber
Media: Univision Chicago
Date: 29 de julio del 2021
Descripción: Luego de que los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) reportaran un aumento “sustancial” de contagios en el área, varios centros hospitalarios anunciaron medidas de prevención. Uno de ellos es el Esperanza Health Center, cuyas directivas exigirán la vacuna a todos sus empleados. Asimismo, se espera que la alcaldesa de Chicago anuncie estrategias de precaución en las próximas horas.
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As COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S., Connect Chicago initiative expands community testing
Media: The Ritz Herald
Date: July 28, 2021
Description: As cases continue to rise across U.S., a new partnership between CDPH, Rush University Medical Center, and Esperanza Health Centers aims to redouble testing efforts in communities that need it most.
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Connect Chicago Initiative Expands Community COVID-19 Testing
Media: Newswise
Date: July 27, 2021
Description: As COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S., Connect Chicago — new initiative between the Chicago Department of Public Health, Rush University Medical Center, and Esperanza Health Centers — is aiming to redouble testing efforts in Chicago communities that need it most.
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Baby booms hit some US hospitals after historic drop in births
Media: Becker's Hospital Review
Date: July 26, 2021
Description: Amid the pandemic, births in the U.S. fell by 4 percent in 2020. Now, however, that trend is reversing as some hospitals experience baby booms. 
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Personal especializado en salud mental comenzará a responder algunas llamadas al 911 en Chicago
Media: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 14 de julio del 2021
Descripción: Anualmente, a la Oficina de Comunicaciones y Gestión de Emergencias de Chicago, donde funciona el sistema 911, llegan alrededor de 40,000 llamadas relacionadas con crisis de salud mental y muchas de ellas terminan en tiroteos mortales. A partir de agosto, la ciudad implementará dos programas piloto que costarán 3.5 millones de dólares para atender mejor esos casos.
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Preocupación por la baja tasa de vacunación contra el coronavirus en Illinois
Media: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 9 de julio del 2021
Descripción: De acuerdo con cifras oficiales del estado, actualmente se están administrando apenas 20,000 dosis diarias. Entretanto, se reporta que en varias regiones de Illinois, que limitan con Missouri, los casos de covid-19 han incrementado
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Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, attends South Side COVID-19 vaccine rally
Media: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: June 23, 2021
Description: The country’s second gentleman stopped at a local barbershop and health clinic Wednesday as part of a national movement to bring vaccinations to communities hit hardest by COVID-19.
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Douglas Emhoff in Chicago: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine ‘is not political’
Media: Chicago Tribune
Date: June 23, 2021
Description: Second gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband, said in Chicago Wednesday that as he’s traveled the country in recent months to talk up vaccination efforts he hasn’t once heard people talk about getting inoculated in political terms.
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LIVE: Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff visits Chicago vaccination clinic
Media: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: June 23, 2021
Description: Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff visits Chicago vaccination clinic.
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Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff visits Chicago, promotes COVID vaccine
Media: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: June 23, 2021
Description: Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was in Chicago Wednesday, promoting COVID vaccination.
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Biden Says Every American Adult Will Be Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine On April 19
Media: WBEZ Chicago
Date: April 7, 2021
Description: President Biden announced on Tuesday that every American adult will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations on April 19. Various community stakeholders tell Reset what the announcement could mean for Chicago-area residents. Guests include Bob Reiter, Chicago Federation of Labor president; Miguel Blancarte, Jr., director of COVID-19 response and community outreach at Esperanza Health Centers; and Bonnie Blue, Chicago COVID-19 vaccine trial participant.
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How One Chicago ZIP Code Got 500 Times More Vaccine Doses Than Another
Media: WBEZ Chicago
Date: March 31, 2021
Description: The Chicago Department of Public Health data obtained and analyzed by WBEZ provides the clearest picture yet of how nearly one million vaccine doses have flowed to health care providers across the city — eventually making their way into peoples’ arms — since they started arriving in December. It shows where the city has actually steered the vaccine, down to which providers in which ZIP codes get doses.
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¿Cómo puedo transmitirle anticuerpos de covid-19 a mi bebé?
Media: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 30 de marzo del 2021
Descripción: La doctora Jasmine Saavedra, pediatra en Esperanza Health Centers de Chicago, aclara las dudas de muchas madres lactantes y embarazadas sobre el traspaso de anticuerpos de la vacuna contra el covid-19. Asimismo, destaca los resultados de diferentes estudios que indican que las vacunas, cualquiera de las tres, comprueban ser seguras para este grupo de mujeres.
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A COVID vaccination appointment turns into a family reunion in West Englewood
Media: FOX 32 Chicago
Date: March 28, 2021
Description: Good Day Chicago Sunday covers the Williams' family visit to Esperanza's Southwest vaccination center to receive their COVID-19 vaccines. (Coverage begins at the 8:07:30-mark.)
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3 generations of West Englewood family get COVID-19 vaccine together
Media: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: March 27, 2021
Description: Nearly a dozen of Williams' family members was able their first doses of the Moderna vaccine Saturday morning in a matter of minutes at the Esperanza Health Centers' mass vaccination site.
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Dozens of health care, social justice groups demand Lightfoot deny General Iron permit
Media: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: March 9, 2021
Description: About 500 individuals and more than 70 organizations sent the mayor a letter urging her to halt the metal shredder’s opening on the Southeast Side. A Rush doctor calls the matter a “textbook example of environmental racism.”
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Chicago leaders and doctor to answer COVID-19 vaccine questions for Latino community Wednesday on Facebook Live
Media: Chicago Tribune
Date: March 8, 2021
Description: Community activists Miguel Blancarte Jr. and Alonso Zaragoza will join Dr. Geraldine Luna and Tribune reporter Laura Rodriguez Presa on Wednesday to discuss some of these issues and answer questions on Facebook Live. The discussion, which will be in Spanish, begins at 12:30 p.m.
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Crain's Chicago Business 2021 Notable Healthcare Heroes: Jasmine Saavedra
Media: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: March 8, 2021
Description: In early April 2020, pediatrician Dr. Jasmine Saavedra volunteered to become full-time staff at Esperanza Health Centers’ drive-up coronavirus testing tent in the Brighton Park clinic parking lot.
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Little Village residents line up for COVID vaccine at Enlace Chicago building: 'I feel more at ease'
Media: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: March 4, 2021
Description: Organizations in Little Village teamed up to offer the COVID vaccine for community members aged 18 and older this week. The two-day vaccine clinic was held Wednesday and Thursday.
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En solo 48 horas se acaban las más de 5,000 citas para la vacunación contra el coronavirus en La Villita
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 3 de marzo del 2021
Descripción: Según Carmen Vergara, directora de los centros de salud Esperanza, en solo dos días se agotaron las 5,700 citas que estaban disponibles para las jornadas de vacunación del programa de Protect Chicago Plus planeadas para el vecindario de La Villita, de los más afectados por la pandemia. Vergara asegura que ahora esperan que les lleguen más dosis para seguir dando más citas.
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Optimismo en La Villita: Así se vivió el primer día de vacunación masiva en el vecindario latino
Media: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 3 de marzo del 2021
Descripción: En el vecindario latino de La Villita, uno de los más afectados por la pandemia, se habilitaron dos centros de inmunización como parte del programa ‘Protect Chicago Plus’. Noticias Univision Chicago estuvo presente este miércoles en el sitio de vacunación ubicado en la 27 y Harding Avenue, donde desde tempranas horas han empezado a acudir personas que programaron su cita.
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Arranca campaña de vacunación contra COVID-19 en La Villita y Distrito 22
Media: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 3 de marzo del 2021
Descripción: Aquí te decimos cómo conseguir una cita para recibir la vacuna sin importar tu estatus migratorio.
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Illinois expands Medicaid to low-income seniors regardless of immigration status
Media
: NBC News Now
Date: March 2, 2021
Description: Illinois is the first state in the nation to offer Medicaid access to low-income seniors, whether they're legal permanent residents or undocumented. The new policy is expected to impact about 4,600 people who previously didn't have insurance. NBC News NOW's Maura Barrett shows us how it's already changing people's lives.
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Vacunas contra COVID-19 en La Villita, North Lawndale y Distrito 22
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 1 de marzo del 2021
Descripción: Encuentra información sobre cómo hacer una cita si resides en áreas del Distrito 22.
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2 Coronavirus Vaccination Sites Opening In Little Village — And Any Neighborhood Resident Can Get A Shot
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: March 1, 2021
Description: Little Village residents can schedule appointments now to get vaccinated against coronavirus.
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National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Recognizes Leaders In Colorectal Cancer Screening Efforts With 80% In Every Community National Achievement Award
Media
: National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
Date: March 1, 2021
Description: National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Recognizes Leaders in Colorectal Cancer Screening Efforts with 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award
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New Plan ‘Protect Chicago Plus’ Guiding City’s Vaccine Distribution
Media
: WTTW Chicago
Date: February 20, 2021
Description: Chicago has launched a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan that partners with community organizations to get vaccinations to people in the 15 communities most impacted by the pandemic. The plan, called Protect Chicago Plus, takes an urgent approach to rolling out the vaccine. Carmen Vergara, chief operations officer of Esperanza Health Centers, says that the plan bypasses the phased approach and untethers health care from employment.
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Officials increasing COVID-19 vaccine efforts in communities of color
Media
: WGN Chicago
Date: February 20, 2021
Description: More than $2 million shots of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Illinois since the rollout began, and there has big a real effort on getting shots out to communities of color. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city’s equity strategy is delivering results. In the past week, 50% of first doses were administered to Black and Latinx Chicagoans. However, Lightfoot and the city’s health commissioner acknowleged there’s a long way to go when it comes to closing racial equity gaps.
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Chicago: plan de vacunación contra el COVID-19 sufre retrasos
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 19 de febrero del 2021
Descripción: Sitios de vacunación en la ciudad han tenido que postergar y hasta reagendar citas debido a los incesantes retrasos en la entrega de cargamentos con vacunas.
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Mayor touts ‘major improvements’ in equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine as positivity rate drops to lowest level ever
Media
: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: February 19, 2021
Description: About 50% of first vaccine doses went to Black and Latino residents this week, the mayor’s office says.
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‘It’s A Step In The Right Direction’: More Blacks, Latinx Communities Getting COVID Vaccine
Media
: CBS 2 Chicago
Date: February 19, 2021
Description: Chicago’s top doc says that 50% of the vaccine doses given last week were given to Black and Latino Chicagoans. Health care workers who are keeping a close eye on vaccine equity said the announcement is a step in the right direction.
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Mayor Lightfoot and CDPH Announce Significant Improvement in Racial Equity in Vaccine Distribution
Media
: City of Chicago Department of Public Health
Date: February 19, 2021
Description: Half of vaccine administered in the most recent week went to Black or Latinx Chicagoans
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Suburbanites are getting COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Chicago’s South and West sides. But should they?
Media
: Chicago Tribune
Date: February 19, 2021
Description: It’s a scenario that’s been playing out across the city in recent weeks since Illinois opened vaccinations to seniors and front-line essential workers Jan. 25. Many vaccine doses were sent to underserved parts of Chicago in an effort to make sure people in the communities hardest-hit by COVID-19 had access to shots. But with overall vaccines in short supply, people from outside those areas have been traveling to them to get vaccinated.
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Chicago doubles share of vaccines going to Blacks, Latinos
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: February 19, 2021
Description: They're now getting 37 percent of first doses, up from 18 percent in the first phase of the rollout.
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Abren un centro de vacunación contra el coronavirus en Gage Park: todos los habitantes del vecindario son elegibles
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 17 de febrero del 2021
Descripción: Dan Fulwiler, presidente de las clínicas Esperanza, explica que el nuevo centro está ubicado en Gage Park porque esta es "una de las comunidades más afectadas por el virus en todo el estado". Además, explica que todos los habitantes del vecindario, sin importar si son elegibles o no dentro de las fases 1A y 1B, podrán ser vacunados. Para hacer una cita puedes llamar al (773) 584-6200.
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Abre centro de vacunas contra COVID-19 en el barrio de Gage Park
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 17 de febrero del 2021
Descripción: Para agendar una cita o para más información puede ir a su portal de internet: www.esperanzachicago.org o llamar al (773) 584-6200.
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Chicago Targets 15 Hard-Hit Communities For A Vaccination Blitz To Fight Disparities
Media
: WBEZ Chicago
Date: February 17, 2021
Description: It’s part of Protect Chicago Plus, an initiative the city announced with fanfare in late January to focus vaccinations on communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Department of Public Health planned to target 15 communities, with each getting specific allotments of vaccine, a health care partner to do the vaccinating, and a group leading the outreach efforts.
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After 11 Months Of Battling Coronavirus, Hard-Hit Gage Park Gets Vaccination Site: ‘It’s A Game Changer’
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: February 17, 2021
Description: Esperanza Health Centers partnered with the Gage Park Latinx Council to open an appointment-only vaccination site. “These are the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the entire state."
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Vacunas contra el COVID-19 disponibles en Gage Park a partir de este martes
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 15 de febrero del 2021
Descripción: Para agendar una cita o para más información puede ir a su portal de internet: www.esperanzachicago.org o llamar al (773) 584-6200.
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Panel Virtual: Cómo apoyar y motivar a tus hijos durante la pandemia
Media: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 12 de febrero del 2021
Descripción: Profesionales de la salud comparten valiosos consejos y recursos para la crianza de tus hijos durante la pandemia y cómo ayudarlos mentalmente para enfrentar sus preocupaciones. El no poder ver a sus amigos y familiares, el no poder socializar en la escuela o ver a un ser querido enfermo, podrían ser factores estresantes y causar ansiedad en los niños ante la incertidumbre de estos tiempos. Para ayudarte a sobrellevar estos desafíos emocionales, Telemundo Chicago presenta un conversatorio con expertos en pediatría y salud mental moderado por nuestra meteoróloga Maricela Vázquez quien también es madre de dos niños.
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Despite Having High Coronavirus Rates, Some Areas — Like Brighton Park — Left Out Of City’s Vaccine Priority Plan
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: February 8, 2021
Description: Community advocates and elected leaders say the city's Protect Chicago Plus plan must include more neighborhoods with high coronavirus infection rates.
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Profesionales de la salud e inmigración aclaran dudas sobre la vacuna del COVID- 19
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 5 de febrero del 2021
Descripción: La Dra. Geraldine Luna, del Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago, Dra. Nahiris Bahamon, Pediatra en los centros de salud Esperanza y Magdalena Rivera, Directora Ejecutiva de Illinois Migrant Council, aclaran dudas sobre el proceso de vacunación contra el coronavirus.
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Mass Vaccination Site Opens In Brighton Park
Media
: CBS 2 Chicago
Date: February 4, 2021
Description: Those next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine or trying to schedule one for a loved one may be scouring the internet for open appointments. It is a task the state hopes gets easier as it it adds more locations giving out shots.
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How Community Members Are Helping Gage Park Through the Pandemic
Media
: WTTW Chicago Tonight
Date: February 4, 2021
Description: Esperanza Health Centers opened a mass vaccination site on Monday in Brighton Park at Mansueto High School on Chicago’s Southwest Side. On Thursday, it vaccinated 301 people.
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Esperanza Health Centers Opens Coronavirus Vaccination Site In Brighton Park
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: February 4, 2021
Description: Esperanza is offering vaccine appointments to patients 65 and older as well as frontline essential workers.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 3,328 new COVID-19 cases and 69 more deaths reported as entire state now under same restrictions; Lightfoot blames CTU for lack of CPS reopening deal
Media: Chicago Tribune
Date: February 4, 2021
Description: Illinois public health officials eased coronavirus restrictions in a southwest region that includes Monroe and Clinton counties Thursday, meaning the entire state is now under the same rules in place this summer under phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan.
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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine second dose: timely appointments, adequate supplies, knowledge of side effects
Media
: Chicago Tribune
Date: February 3, 2021
Description: As health care providers are ramping up first doses and preparing to administer second doses for the large, phase 1b contingent of senior citizens and essential workers, they are performing a complicated, logistical dance that involves signing patients up for appointments within the proper time frame, offering help to make sure patients can come to that appointment and carefully tracking inventory to be sure they have the second doses on hand.
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Chicago Building Wins US Building of the Year — Again
Media
: American-Architects.com
Date: February 1, 2021
Description: For the second year in a row, a building on Chicago's South Side has received the most votes in our Building of the Year poll on American-Architects.com. In 2019 it was an academic building at Illinois Tech. For 2020 it's the dynamic orange building that Juan Moreno's firm, JGMA, designed for Esperanza Health Centers in the Brighton Park neighborhood.
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¿No sabes en dónde vacunarte contra el coronavirus en Chicago? Este centro te ayuda
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 29 de enero del 2021
Descripción: Miguel Blancarte, de los Centros de Salud Esperanza, aseguró que están llamando a pacientes mayores de 65 para ofrecerles las dosis contra el virus e inmunizarlos. Asimismo, Blancarte señaló que están pensando en establecer un centro de vacunación que atienda a más de 1,000 personas a la semana.
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Los esfuerzos que adelantan autoridades en Chicago para lograr que más latinos se vacunen contra el coronavirus
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 25 de enero del 2021
Descripción: Implementar unidades móviles que lleguen a vecindarios con más latinos, crear centros para eventos de vacunación, enviar más dosis a hospitales cercanos a esta comunidad y desarrollar planes de educación sobre la seguridad del antídoto son algunas de las estrategias de concejales y líderes locales para inmunizar a estas personas.
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Si vives en el suroeste de Chicago y tienes hijos pequeños, debes saber más de estos servicios de salud infantil
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 22 de enero del 2021
Descripción: El doctor Alejandro Clavier habla en detalle sobre la ampliación de varios servicios para menores de edad que está ofreciendo la clínica Vida Pediatrics, en conjunto con los Centros Esperanza, a las comunidades de esa región de la ciudad.
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Elderly Anxious For The COVID-19 Vaccine Face A Confusing Wait
Media
: WBEZ Chicago
Date: January 20, 2021
Description: In Illinois, seniors are dying most of the novel coronavirus, state public health data shows. But answers to so many of their questions remain elusive. When will it be my turn? Who will tell me if I don’t have a doctor? Where will I get the shot, and how will I get there?
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Chicago lays out tentative vaccination timeline. Esperanza expands with pediatrics office. CDC says Abbott tests useful even if they miss some cases.
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: January 20, 2021
Description: Esperanza Health Centers is bringing Gage Park-based VIDA Pediatrics into its network, expanding its presence on the Southwest Side of Chicago.
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Walmart, Sam's Club to assist in Cook County vaccine rollout. States get more federal aid to accelerate COVID response. Walgreens earnings top estimates.
Media: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: January 8, 2021
Description: Esperanza Health Centers will open a free, drive-through testing site in Marquette Park in response to an uptick in COVID cases on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The site, which will be open six days a week, can serve up to 200 patients a day, the federally qualified health center said in a statement. 
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Esperanza Health Centers Opens Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Site In Marquette Park
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: January 7, 2021
Description: The federally qualified center is conducting tests by appointment six days a week from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the corner of Marquette Road and California Avenue.
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Illinois, primer estado en ofrecer cobertura médica a adultos mayores indocumentados
Media
: Kaiser Health News
Fecha: 7 de enero del 2021
Descripción: En medio del brote del mortal virus que ha afectado de manera desproporcionada a las comunidades hispanas, Illinois se convirtió recientemente en el primer estado de la nación en extender el seguro médico público a todos los adultos mayores no ciudadanos de bajos ingresos, incluso si son indocumentados.
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Illinois Is First in the Nation to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors
Media
: Kaiser Health News
Date: January 7, 2021
Description: Amid a deadly virus outbreak that has disproportionately stricken Latino communities, Illinois recently became the first state to provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors, even if they’re in the country illegally. Advocates for immigrants expect it will inspire other states to do the same, building on efforts to cover undocumented children and young adults. Currently, Democratic legislators in California are pushing to expand coverage to all low-income undocumented immigrants there.
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Chicago: se intensifica el debate sobre si las escuelas deben o no reabrir en enero
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 30 de diciembre del 2020
Descripción: Mientras que CPS reveló las fechas para el reinicio de labores y clases en persona, las opiniones siguen muy divididas entre la comunidad escolar.
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Chicago Expands Coronavirus Vaccination Roll Out To Nursing Homes
Media
: Yahoo! News
Date: December 28, 2020
Description: Public health officials on Monday announced the city's coronavirus vaccine distribution program has expanded to include nursing home staff and residents.
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¿Cómo garantizan autoridades de Chicago que la vacuna contra el coronavirus se distribuya de manera equitativa?
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 28 de diciembre del 2020
Descripción: De acuerdo con la alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot, ya se habló con el gobernador JB Pritzker para que, además de datos como la edad y el código postal, sea obligatorio recolectar la información demográfica de quienes se vacunen para analizar los datos y corregir o mejorar metodologías que muestren disparidad en la aplicación de las dosis.
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COVID vaccine: Chicago Moderna shot rollout begins at Brighton Park clinic
Media
: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: December 28, 2020
Description: The first doses of the Moderna vaccine are now in the arms of frontline health care workers in Chicago. Just as the city rolled out the Pfizer vaccine at Loretto Hospital on Chicago's West Side earlier this month, the first doses of the Moderna vaccine were given on the city's Southwest Side Monday.
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Buscan combatir la desinformación para que latinos en Chicago se vacunen contra COVID-19
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 28 de diciembre del 2020
Descripción: Trabajadores de salud de las clínicas Esperanza en Brighton Park fueron entre los primeros en recibir la vacuna Moderna contra el coronavirus este lunes en Chicago.
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First Doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in Chicago
Media
: NBC 5 Chicago
Date: December 28, 2020
Description: Front line workers at Chicago's Esperanza Health Centers were given their initial doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, becoming the first individuals in the city to receive the widely-anticipated vaccine.
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Mayor Lightfoot announces expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Chicago to long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics
Media
: WGN Chicago
Date: December 28, 2020
Description: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Health Commissioner Alison Arwady announced an expansion of COVID-19 vaccine distribution within Chicago, with vaccines now being distributed to long-term care facilities and outpatient clinics.
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Chicago Health Officials Start to Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccine to Clinics, Long-Term Care Facilities
Media
: WTTW Chicago
Date: December 28, 2020
Description: Five staff members at a health clinic that serves Chicago’s Latino community became the first Chicagoans to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Monday in an effort to highlight the continuing disproportionate impact of the pandemic in the city’s non-white communities.
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Chicago Nursing Homes, Outpatient Health Workers Will Start Getting Coronavirus Vaccinations This Week
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: December 28, 2020
Description: More than 20,000 hospital workers who work in Chicago have been vaccinated, and the city is expanding the campaign to outpatient providers and people living and working in long-term care facilities this week.
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Cubii Announces Donation of 500 Ellipticals to Support Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors in Illinois
Media
: BioSpace
Date: December 16, 2020
Description: To help keep fitness accessible this winter, Cubii (Fitness Cubed, Inc.), a creator of innovative fitness equipment and approachable wellness solutions, is partnering with The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation (UCCRF) to donate 500 of its compact seated ellipticals to breast cancer patients and survivors in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois.
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Chicago Administers First COVID-19 Vaccines At Loretto Hospital
Media
: WBEZ Chicago
Date: December 15, 2020
Description: Health care workers in Chicago and downstate Peoria were among the first to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois. Reset discusses the significance of this moment, and how the state’s vaccine rollout could impact Black and brown communities that are disproportionately affected by the virus. Guests include Heather Cherone, Chicago politics reporter at WTTW; Ayesha Jaco, executive director at West Side United; and Miguel Blancarte Jr., director of COVID-19 response and community outreach at Esperanza Health Centers.
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Direct Relief and The Pfizer Foundation Support 11 New Programs to Improve Infectious Disease Care in the U.S.
Media
: Direct Relief
Date: December 8, 2020
Description: Direct Relief today announced the recipients of its Innovation Awards in Community Health: Addressing Infectious Disease in Underserved Communities. Grants totaling $2.5 million will go to 11 U.S. safety-net community healthcare providers to support innovative approaches to infectious disease education, screening, testing, treatment, and care.
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Medical community in U.S. worried about the shortage of resources
Media
: WRTV Indianapolis
Date: December 1, 2020
Description: Medical experts in the private and public sector agree that the U.S. might see an increase in COVID-19 cases now that Thanksgiving has passed. The increase could impact tests, resources, and providers.
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Inequality 'baked into' virus testing access as cases surge
Media
: Associated Press
Date: November 22, 2020
Description: Lines for free COVID-19 tests stretch for blocks and hours in cities where people feel the dual strain of the coronavirus surge and the approaching holidays. But an increasing number of pop-up clinics promise visitors instant results — at a cost. Some charge $150 or more for a spot at the front of the queue.
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The Demand For COVID-19 Testing In Illinois Is Rising — But Access Remains Unequal
Media
: WBEZ Chicago
Date: November 19, 2020
Description: But even as Illinois is shattering records for the number of people getting tested for the virus, it’s still not enough to control one of the worst outbreaks in the nation. And a WBEZ analysis shows that, like much of the spread of COVID-19, that need for more testing disproportionately affects Black and Latino communities the most.
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Así es el nuevo programa comunitario para realizar pruebas de coronavirus en barrios latinos de Chicago
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 18 de noviembre del 2020
Descripción: La iniciativa contempla fondos por 14 millones de dólares que serán utilizados en subsidios para ayudar a centros médicos y organizaciones en las zonas de la ciudad más afectadas por la pandemia.
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COVID-19: sombrío panorama en Illinois, Indiana y Wisconsin
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 16 de noviembre del 2020
Descripción: Jessica Boland de los centros de salud Esperanza ofrece recomendaciones para frenar el avance del mortal virus ya que cifras estiman que en Illinois actualmente se reporta 1 nuevo caso de COVID-19 cada 4 segundos.
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Here's What Testing Looks Like in Illinois As State Hits Record-Breaking Numbers
Media
: NBC 5 Chicago
Date: November 13, 2020
Description: With more than 106,000 tests administered in Illinois within a single day Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health said the state has broken a record. This comes as coronavirus cases continue to increase to all-time highs. Early Friday morning, cars were seen lined up outside of the state’s Arlington Racetrack testing site hours before opening. These sites have been known to run out of tests within minutes of opening.
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As Covid Cases Hit New Highs in U.S., Flu Shot Clinics Aim to Avoid “Twindemic”
Media
: Direct Relief
Date: November 13, 2020
Description: Daily Covid-19 cases in the United States reached a new high on Thursday, with more than 163,000 reported cases. The U.S. has recorded daily case totals over 100,000 since Nov. 4, and 67,096 people were hospitalized for Covid-19 as of Thursday, which is also a record high.
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¿Aún no te has vacunado contra la influenza? Conoce cómo y dónde puedes recibirla este jueves
Media: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 11 de noviembre del 2020
Descripción: Este 12 de noviembre se llevará a cabo una jornada de vacunación en el Esperanza Health Center, ubicado en el 4700 sur de la avenida California, de 10:00 am a 4:00 pm. Antes de llegar al lugar, debes hacer una cita llamando al 773 584 6200. Esta actividad se repetirá durante varios días en este mismo centro médico. Conoce por qué es importante que te administres esta vacuna.
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¿Te sientes con ansiedad o síntomas de depresión? Conoce la ayuda disponible en temas de salud mental
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 10 de noviembre del 2020
Descripción: Lidiar con el dolor de la pérdida de un ser querido, con los efectos sociales, emocionales y económicos de la pandemia ha contribuido a que aumenten los problemas de salud mental, según expertos. Si necesitas orientación puedes llamar a la línea de prevención del suicidio 1 800 273 8255 o contactar a Esperanza Health Centers a través del número (773) 584-6200.
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Esperanza Health Centers Gets $100K Grant For Headquarters In Little Village
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: November 4, 2020
Description: The headquarters at 1900 S. Western Ave. is expected to be completed in the spring.
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A través de los ojos de Esperanza
Media
: Pulitzer Center
Fecha: 26 de octubre del 2020
Descripción: Hace casi dos décadas, el Centro de Salud Esperanza se formó como respuesta a la falta de atención de salud en el suroeste de Chicago. El centro se enfocó en el cuidado en español para apoyar así la comunidad Latinx, y adoptó un sistema de pago de cuotas para residentes menos pudientes. Desde entonces, Esperanza se ha expandido a cuatro ubicaciones, donde recibe a 30.000 pacientes, dividido por la mitad entre niños y adultos. Muchos de los pacientes reciben tratamientos para condiciones crónicas, como la hipertensión y diabetes. La mayoría son inmigrantes, más de un cuarto no tienen seguro de salud y muchos vienen del código postal de La Villita: 60623.
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Why Are Childhood Vaccination Rates Falling In Chicago?
Media
: WBEZ Chicago
Date: October 26, 2020
Description: Local health officials say the slip in vaccination rates point to a “COVID-19 effect” on access to care.
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Chicago’s childhood vaccination rates are slipping. Health officials are worried.
Media
: Chalkbeat Chicago
Date: October 19, 2020
Description: If children aren’t visiting the doctor for vaccinations, they’re also missing out on screenings for such issues as mental health problems, developmental delays, even child abuse.  
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ABC 7 Chicago celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with The Ñ Beat special
Media: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: October 5, 2020
Description: Clinics like Esperanza Health Centers have provided invaluable services to the community such as parking lot testing, a COVID-19 triage hotline and Telehealth nurses. Hear the dramatic story of how one Telehealth nurse practitioner, Veronica Galvalisi, sprang into action speaking Spanish over the phone to help save a life.
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Crain's Forum Healthcare Coverage: Critical Conditions
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: September 25, 2020
Description: COVID-19 quickly deepened long-standing cracks in the local health care system and is pushing already struggling hospitals to the brink.
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COVID-19's impact on work
Media: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: September 24, 2020
Description: The pandemic not only exacerbated problems within the health care industry, it's preventing some COVID-19 survivors from working as much as they once did, including those in health care.
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¿Qué deportes son considerados de bajo o alto riesgo en plena pandemia?
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 21 de septiembre del 2020
Descripción: La doctora Elizabeth Reinhardt, de los Centros de Salud Esperanza, señala que las disciplinas que pueden derivar en un contagio casi seguro son las que sus participantes deben estar en constante contacto como la lucha, el boxeo o el fútbol americano, entre otras. Asimismo, aclara que deportes como gimnasia, natación o tenis suponen un mínimo riesgo, ya que se puede garantizar el distanciamiento social.
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Los rastreadores de contacto amplían su alcance en la comunidad latina
Media: La Voz Chicago
Fecha: 17 de septiembre del 2020
Descripción: Consiste en hacer un seguimiento de las personas que dan positivo por el coronavirus, rastrear el desarrollo de sus casos y pedirles a esas personas que recuerden con quién tuvieron interacciones recientes.
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Contact tracers to expand outreach in Latino communities
Media
: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: September 17, 2020
Description: By following up with people who test positive for the coronavirus, tracking the development of their cases and asking them to remember their recent interactions, experts say lives can be saved
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Mercy Hospital’s planned closure is a stark example of structural racism
Media
: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: August 20, 2020
Description: Esperanza president & CEO, Dan Fulwiler, and chief operations officer, Carmen Vergara, penned a letter to the editor of the Chicago Sun-Times expressing how the closure exemplifies structural racism, and how this leaves the communities of color they serve in crisis.
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Community organization Diaper Drive helps over 700 families
Media
: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: August 19, 2020
Description: When the pandemic hit, organizations across the city scrambled to help families in need with food and other necessities. Yo Soy Ella, a non-profit that focuses on helping Latinas mentally and physically, has shifted to providing baby essentials through their diaper drives. The group also partnered with Esperanza Health Centers, serving the Brighton Park, Gage Park, and McKinley Park with baby essentials.
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Profesionales de la salud aclaran dudas y contestan preguntas sobre el COVID-19
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 28 de julio del 2020
Descripción: Desde el regreso a clases, uso de mascarillas y cómo frenar los contagios, el Dr. Alfredo Mena Lora, Dr. Federico Herrera y la Dra. Marina Del Ríos dialogarán con nuestra reportera Hilda Gutiérrez de Telemundo Chicago Investiga y responderán las principales preguntas sobre el coronavirus.
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Negocios Now "Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago" 2020
Media
: Negocios Now
Date: July 23, 2020
Description: Esperanza Chief Operations Officer, Carmen Vergara, and pediatrician, Dr. Federico Herrera, are part of this year's "Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago" 2020 from Negocios Now. Every year, Negocios Now recognizes influential Hispanic community members that display leadership and impact across various sectors. This year, Carmen and Dr. Herrera were recognized for their hard work and dedication in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Coronavirus mask donations dwindle. Group puts out call for more face coverings for new moms
Media
: Chicago Tribune
Date: July 17, 2020
Description: When the coronavirus crisis hit Illinois, many people began firing up their sewing machines to make face coverings for themselves and to donate. Organizations across Chicago received donations. But now, it seems, mask-making fatigue might have set in while there is still a need for donations.
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Trabajadores Latinos en alto riesgo de contraer COVID-19
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 17 de julio del 2020
Descripción: Los expertos aseguran que los trabajadores Latinos, en su mayoria considerados esenciales, son los más afectados en medio de las reaperturas y el resurgimiento de casos de COVID-19.
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El abuso de los opioides, una crisis que va en aumento entre los hispanos en Chicago
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 1 de julio del 2020
Descripción: Las más recientes estadísticas del Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago indican que las muertes por sobredosis han aumentado en un 67%, siendo la comunidad latina una de las más afectadas.
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Advierten sobre nuevos síntomas del COVID-19 y aumento de contagios entre jóvenes
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 29 de junio del 2020
Descripción: En Chicago, autoridades exhortan a las personas a realizarse sin importar su estatus migratorio anuncian la apertura de varios laboratorios móviles, incluyendo uno en Pilsen.
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On the Record with Carmen Vergara, COO of Esperanza Health Centers
Media: Health News Illinois
Date: June 26, 2020
Description: Three dozen Chicago healthcare organizations announced last week they will collaborate on ways to address health disparities in the city’s minority communities and ensure greater health equity. Among the organizations that signed off on the letter was Esperanza Health Centers. Chief Operations Officer Carmen Vergara said it was a necessary step to expand the conversation about health disparities and to acknowledge racism as a public health crisis – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest.
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Chicago healthcare organizations band together to take action on systemic racism in healthcare
Media
: Newswire
Date: June 19, 2020
Description: Calling systemic racism a public health crisis, three dozen Chicago healthcare organizations are pledging to do more to overcome health disparities in minority communities and ensure greater health equity across the city.
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As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Illinois’ Latino Communities, So Do Fears of Undercounting
Media
: WTTW Chicago
Date: June 19, 2020
Description: To date, more than 44,000 cases labeled “Hispanic” on the Illinois Department of Public Health dashboard account for about 33% of all cases of the virus in Illinois. Hispanics and Latinos represent about 17% of the state’s population. In Chicago, Latinos represent about 29% of the population, but account for 44% of cases per the city’s data portal. Now, as Latino communities scramble to understand why the coronavirus has hit them so hard, they’re calling upon elected officials to do more to help reverse the trend of rising infection rates.
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"Tuve la suerte de poder aislarme”: médico que se recuperó del coronavirus cuenta su experiencia
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 12 de junio del 2020
Descripción: El doctor Federico Herrera contrajo la enfermedad y asegura que su caso fue de leve a moderado, con síntomas como fiebre y dolor corporal. “Tuve una muy poca sintomatología pulmonar, por suerte no llegó a ser nada grave como uno escucha a veces”, afirma.
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Could Massive George Floyd Protests Lead To A Resurgence Of COVID-19 Cases In Chicago?
Media
: WBEZ Chicago
Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Public health officials said they won’t know for weeks whether this weekend’s mass protests caused a spike in coronavirus cases in Chicago and qualify as a so-called “super-spread” event, where one infected person sets off a chain reaction infecting many more. Super-spread events are associated with explosive growth early on in an outbreak, according to a study by the CDC.
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‘It’s scary knowing that I can be the one to give my parents the virus,’ high schooler says
Media
: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: May 29, 2020
Description: About 3,200 Latinos under 20 years old have tested positive for COVID-19 in Illinois. Meanwhile, fewer than 900 African Americans and 700 white people under 20 have tested positive. The virus is hitting young Latinos at a rate of one in 250 compared with one in 565 African Americans and one in 3,065 white people younger than 20.
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Why are Latinx neighborhoods in the Southwest Side feeling the brunt of COVID-19 diagnoses in Chicago?
Media
: South Side Weekly
Date: May 27, 2020
Description: If you look at a map of confirmed coronavirus cases in Chicago, the Southwest Side is very clearly suffering. Neighborhoods such as Pilsen, Brighton Park, Little Village, and Back of the Yards are colored in a deep, dark blue—on the South Side, both case rates and number of confirmed cases are the highest in the city, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Many of these neighborhoods are over eighty percent “Hispanic,” following the national trend of hard-hit Latinx communities.
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Recomendaciones de seguridad para llevar a tus hijos al pediatra en tiempos del coronavirus
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 19 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: Los expertos aseguran que se debe consultar con los centros médicos qué tipo de medidas y restricciones están tomando, porque en algunos lugares las consultas se están haciendo virtualmente. Sin embargo, si la visita es presencial, recomiendan siempre el uso de mascarillas y evitar pasar mucho tiempo en las salas de espera.
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Avoiding The ER: A Dangerous Side Effect Of The Pandemic
Media
: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Date: May 15, 2020
Description: A WBEZ analysis of 911 calls, medical examiners' records and interviews with hospitals, neighborhood clinics and patients has revealed a dramatic drop in people seeking care. The number of people who would typically show up in emergency rooms for heart attacks and strokes, for example, are down significantly. And the number of deaths with unidentified causes, and deaths tied to heart disease, have been on the rise since the pandemic began.
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'People are really suffering': Black and Latino communities help their own amid coronavirus crisis
Media
: USA Today
Date: May 9, 2020
Description: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to take its toll on black and Latino communities, black and Latino churches, advocacy groups and civil rights activists have ramped up efforts to help their own, filling in gaps where they say the federal government and even some local governments have fallen short.
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Ask Dr. Arwady
Media
: Facebook Live
Date: May 7, 2020
Description: Carmen Vergara, chief operations officer, joined Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago Department of Public Health commissioner, live to answer questions about coronavirus.
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‘Impresionante’ el contagio de coronavirus entre latinos de Chicago, autoridades suman esfuerzos para atacarlo
Media
: Chicago Tribune
Fecha: 7 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: La alcaldesa de Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, creará equipos para abordar un aumento "impresionante" en los casos de coronavirus entre la población latina de la ciudad, dijo el miércoles.
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Los esfuerzos de las autoridades en Illinois para mitigar la propagación del coronavirus entre los latinos
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 7 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: El gobernador JB Pritzker aseguró que deben ser equitativos en la respuesta de salud, que la comunidad hispana es parte del estado y que ampliarán sus trabajos para atenderla. Los latinos son los más afectados por el virus en Illinois.
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Hospitales y clínicas comunitarias de Chicago en la primera línea contra la pandemia de coronavirus
Media: La Raza
Fecha: 6 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: Hospitales y clínicas comunitarias que atienden a minorías en el norte y sur de Chicago se han convertido en lugares clave para la realización de pruebas de diagnóstico coronavirus.
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Coronavirus Cases More Than Double In Chicago’s Latino Community
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: May 6, 2020
Description: The city’s Latino community is facing a surge in coronavirus cases, officials said Wednesday. Just a month ago, the Latino community accounted for 14 percent of cases and 19 percent of deaths in Chicago. But Latino people now account for 37 percent of Chicago’s COVID-19 cases and 25 percent of the city’s deaths in cases where a person’s race or ethnicity was known, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a press conference.
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Mayor Lightfoot Sends Teams to Address "Breathtaking" Number of Coronavirus Cases in Chicago's Latino Community
Media
: Chicago Tribune
Date: May 6, 2020
Description: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will create teams to address a "breathtaking" spike in coronavirus cases among the city's Latino population, she said in a Wednesday news conference.
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¿Me pueden cobrar por hacerme la prueba del coronavirus? Una experta resuelve esta y otras preguntas
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 6 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: Carmen Vergara, directora de operaciones de Esperanza Health Centers, aseguró que este centro no cobra por tomar la muestra. Sin embargo, explicó que los centros médicos tienen su propia autonomía en este tema en caso de que deban hospitalizar a pacientes que dan positivo en covid-19 y tengan que recibir un tratamiento especial.
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Racial Equity Rapid Response Team Press Conference
Media
: City of Chicago Mayor's Office
Date: May 6, 2020
Description: Carmen Vergara, chief operations officer, joins Mayor Lightfoot and CDPH to provide an update on the latest efforts to mitigate the racialized outcomes in Latinx communities of COVID-19. Carmen's remarks in English and Spanish begin at the 35-minute mark.
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Illinois: Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la orden de usar cubrebocas
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 29 de abril del 2020
Descripción: A partir del 1 de mayo, será un requisito usar cubrebocas en lugares públicos en el estado de Illinois. Aquí te explicamos cómo sacarle el máximo para protegerte del coronavirus.
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COVID-19 Across Chicago: Brighton Park
Media
: WTTW Chicago
Date: April 23, 2020
Description: On the city’s Southwest Side, a troubling situation has gotten worse as the coronavirus pandemic has intensified. Because many residents of Brighton Park and surrounding areas such as Gage Park, West Lawn and Archer Heights subsist on low-wage jobs, the pandemic has exacerbated existing problems.
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New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens In Little Village, Will Be Available To All Regardless Of Immigration Status
Media
: CBS 2 Chicago
Date: April 22, 2020
Description: A new COVID-19 testing site has opened in Little Village, Illinois state Sen. Celina Villanueva announced Wednesday. Other COVID-19 testing sites in that general area include Esperanza Health Centers at 2001 S. California Ave. and 4700 S. California Ave.
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Exigen investigar demolición en planta de carbón Crawford que cubrió de polvo hogares en La Villita
Media:
La Raza
Fecha: 15 de abril del 2020
Descripción: Organizadores comunitarios, ambientalistas y residentes exigen se investigue la implosión, que consideraron imprudente en tiempos en que se lucha contra la pandemia del coronavirus.
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Alumbramientos con restricciones en Illinois por coronavirus
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 13 de abril del 2020
Descripción: Consejos de una madre de un recién nacido en IL y de los expertos del campo de salud.
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COVID Heroes on the Front Line - in a Tent
Media: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: April 13, 2020
Description: Perfect partnership: A medical assistant and her doctor make sure they’re there for patients. Theirs is the next tale in our ongoing series spotlighting the heroes of the COVID-19 fight.
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Local Health Centers React to COVID-19 Grants
Media
: WSILTV
Date: April 9, 2020
Description: Community health centers throughout Illinois are now getting new funds from the CARE Act to help with their COVID-19 response. Forty-five centers around the state are expected to share $52 million. The coronavirus stimulus package provides much-needed funding for health centers to continue serving the community.
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¿Cómo funciona la telemedicina y qué importancia tiene en medio de la pandemia del coronavirus?
Media:
Univision Chicago
Fecha: 1 de abril del 2020
Descripción: La doctora Axa Anaya asegura que la telemedicina es un servicio de salud en el que se brindan consultas a través de teléfono o videollamadas y los pacientes tienen la oportunidad de interactuar con los médicos. La experta afirma que no todos los pacientes son candidatos para esta modalidad, pues hay casos que tienen que ser examinados en persona.
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Telemedicina en Chicago: habla con un médico sin salir de casa
Media:
Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 24 de marzo del 2020
Descripción: En medio de la emergencia por el coronavirus y la orden de quedarse en casa muchas personas comienzan a utilizar la Telemedicina para comunicarse con sus doctores y recibir tratamiento sin tener que salir de casa.
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Crackdown on Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits Takes Effect
Media:
Associated Press
Date: February 25, 2020
Description: Advocates say new guidelines that disqualify more people from green cards if they use government benefits is prompting droves of immigrants to drop government social services.
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Chicago's Latinx Community Struggles to Find Answers to Mental Health
Media: Medill Reports Chicago
Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Many other people in Chicago’s Little Village community live like Aleman, but don’t know where to turn for treatment. Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed six of the 12 mental health clinics run by the Chicago Department of Public Health in 2012, including one in the Back of the Yards, another Latinx community.
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Biblioteca abandonada en La Villita será remodelada para convertirse en un centro de ayuda para inmigrantes
Media:
Univision Chicago
Fecha: 14 de febrero de 2020
Descripción: Se espera que para el 2021 la estructura, la cual no ha sido utilizada desde el 2009, sea totalmente adecuada para que la organización Latinos Progresando emprenda sus labores de asistencia y asesoramiento a inmigrantes allí. Los trabajos de transformación del edificio tendrán un costo aproximado a los dos millones de dólares.
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Shuttered Little Village Library Would Be Turned Into Community Center Under Nonprofit’s Plan
Media:
Block Club Chicago
Date: February 13, 2020
Description: After raising $2 million, a Little Village nonprofit is on track with its plan to convert an abandoned library into an office and community space. Esperanza Health [Centers] and the Lincoln Park Zoo will rent out space in the building as well.
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Increasing Mental Health Services On Chicago's Southwest Side
Media: 
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Date: February 10, 2020
Description: Fifteen years ago, Esperanza opened its doors to address the lack of accessible health services in the community on Chicago's Southwest Side. Since then, one of the organization’s main goals has focused on closing the gap in access to mental health care in the area. Reset checks in with Esperanza President & CEO, Dan Fulwiler, and another local community center on how they’re increasing mental health services on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
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Esperanza Health Centers Among Nationwide Winners for Challenge
Media:
Lawndale News
Date: January 16, 2020
Description: Esperanza Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center that operates four primary care clinics on Chicago’s Southwest Side, was recently named a 2019 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge winner by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Five Architectural Standouts that Rose Above the Rest in 2019
Media: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: December 6, 2019
Description: These new buildings enhanced the look and character of the neighborhoods around them this year — some of them in surprising ways. A bright orange slash runs along 47th Street, on a Brighton Park corner where Esperanza Health Centers opened its gleaming new health and wellness clinic in May.
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Esperanza Health Increases Staff of Nurse Practitioners
Media: NBC 5 Chicago
Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Program Director Gillian Connolly, APRN, FNP-C, spoke with NBC Chicago's Sabrina Santucci about how our Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Training Program allows us to train a new generation of providers, while our fellows, Angelina Bravo and Melissa Martinez, share their experiences in the program.
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Esperanza Brighton Park Featured on The Ñ Beat
Media
: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: October 6, 2019
Description: The Ñ Beat is an Emmy award-winning half-hour show that turns the spotlight on Chicago's vibrant Latino community! This episode featured our brand new health center in Brighton Park and our mission to deliver health and hope to Chicago's underserved communities.
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New Chicago-Area Program Helps Women Get Free Birth Control
Media: NBC 5 Chicago
Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Dr. Kristina Pontarelli, women's health provider, sat down with NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz to talk about Esperanza's involvement with Juno4Me, a new program that helps our patients get free birth control.
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Senador Durbin exige medidas agresivas contra cigarrillos electrónicos
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 9 de septiembre de 2019
Descripción: Anita Mendoza, CNM, proveedora de salud de mujer, habló con Jorge DeSantiago de Telemundo Chicago sobre los peligros de los cigarrillos electrónicos.
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Community Groups Hold Workshop in Brighton Park to Better Protect Immigrant Families
Media: 
Chicago Sun-Times
Date: September 6, 2019
Description: Esperanza welcomed Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García to our Brighton Park health center for a discussion about the new Public Charge rule and what steps they're taking in Washington to limit its impact on our communities.
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Doctors Say New Rule Will Mean Sicker Immigrants
Media: Associated Press
Date: August 18, 2019
Description: Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, pediatrician, and Jessica Boland, LSCW, Director of Behavioral Health, discussed the expected rise in poor health and costs in our communities because of the new Public Charge rule.
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Consejos y preparativos para el regreso a clases en Chicago
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 14 de agosto de 2019
Descripción: La Dra. Elizabeth Reinhardt, pediatra, habló con Karla Leal de Telemundo Chicago sobre consejos y preparativos para el regreso a clases.
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The Baxter International Foundation and Direct Relief Launch Program to Improve Diabetes Care in Underserved Communities
Media
: BusinessWire
Date: August 21, 2019
Description: Esperanza was named a Transformative Innovation Award in Community Health 2019 winner to support our Nurse-Led Insulin Titration Program, which offers our patients an innovative way to manage their diabetes.
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Pritzker firma proyecto de ley que finaliza la acumulación de solicitudes de Medicaid
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 5 de agosto de 2019
Descripción: El Gobernador JB Pritzker firmó un proyecto de ley en nuesto centro de salud en Brighton Park que ayudará a solucionar fallas dentro del sistema de Medicaid en el estado de Illinois.
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Esperanza President & CEO Dan Fulwiler named a Chicago Notable LGBTQ Executive
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: August 2, 2019
Description: Dan Fulwiler, President & CEO, was named a 2019 Notable LGBTQ Executive by Crain's Chicago, which highlights the depth and breadth of LGBTQ involvement, service, and leadership throughout the Chicagoland area.
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Threat of ICE Raids Can Cause PTSD, Mental Health Expert Says
Media
: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: July 16, 2019
Description: Jessica Boland, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, sat down with ABC 7's Craig Wall to discuss the mental health impacts of nationwide ICE raids.
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Community Healthcare Pediatrician Nahiris Bahamón is Living Her Dream
Media
: Start TV
Date: July 11, 2019
Description: Dr. Nahiris Bahamón, pediatrician, was featured on Start TV's My Start Story, a segment that showcases women from all walks of life who work to change the world in their own way.
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Dr. Nahiris Bahamón Featured in Engage Magazine
Media
: Engage
Date: June 19, 2019
Description: Dr. Nahiris Bahamón, pediatrician, was featured in Engage, a College of DuPage magazine, and discussed the skills she learned at College of DuPage that have helped her successful medical career.
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Crain's People on the Move: Melanie Tan
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: May 27, 2019
Description: Learn more about Esperanza's newest Board member, Melanie Tan, in Crain's Chicago People on the Move.
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Inauguran nuevo centro médico en Brighton Park
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 18 de mayo de 2019
Descripción: Telemundo Chicago cubrió la inauguración de nuestro centro de salud en Brighton Park.
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Inauguran centro médico que beneficará a habitantes de Brighton Park
Media: 
Univision Chicago
Fecha: 17 de mayo de 2019
Descripción: Univision Chicago cubrió la inauguración de nuestro centro de salud en Brighton Park.
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Esperanza Health Centers, Mujeres Latinas En Acción Announce Opening of State-of-the-Art Health Center in Brighton Park
Media
: Lawndale News
Date: May 16, 2019
Description: Lawndale News covers the opening of our brand new health center in Brighton Park.
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Crain's People on the Move: David M. Berkey
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: April 29, 2019
Description: Learn more about Esperanza's newest Board member, David M. Berkey, in Crain's Chicago People on the Move.
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Crain's People on the Move: Marisela Lawson
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: April 22, 2019
Description: Learn more about Esperanza's newest Board member, Marisela Lawson, in Crain's Chicago People on the Move.
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West Side United Invests in Neighborhoods, Businesses
Media
: WTTW Chicago
Date: March 6, 2019
Description: Through a $250,000 West Side United grant to expand mental health services, Esperanza will provide counseling one day a week at Hammond Elementary School in Marshall Square, as well as offer referrals to family members for primary care.
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Alerta en Chicago por brote de paperas en dos planteles educativos
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 5 de diciembre de 2018
Descripción: La Dra. Elizabeth Reinhardt, pediatra, habló con Diana Pérez de Univision Chicago sobre la alerta por brote de paperas.
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Estos son los mitos y verdades de los suplementos y vitaminas para el desarrollo de los niños
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 27 de octubre de 2018
Descripción: La Dra. Elizabeth Reinhardt, pediatra, habló con Univision Chicago sobre el uso de complementos aunque no hay beneficios comprobados para la salud.
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Rara enfermedad, parecida al polio, llega a Illinois
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 10 de octubre de 2018
Descripción: La Dra Nahiris Bahamón, pediatra, habló con Telemundo Chicago sobre el confirmación de nueve casos de mielitis flácida aguda en menores de 18 años.
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