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Weekly Meetings 7PM on Mondays!

Want to find out more about Students for Health Equity and learn how you can help bring a trauma center to the South Side?

Come to meetings, every Monday at 7pm in Cobb Hall on the University of Chicago campus. The room number is posted before each meeting in the main hallway.


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Great press conference yesterday announcing Rep. Rush’s legislation to increase federal funding for trauma care!

And great press coverage; here’s a media round-up:







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Flower installation in Hutch

In tribute to the 188 people who have died of gun violence in Chicago this academic year, SHE installed paper flowers in Hutch courtyard on this beautiful Friday afternoon.

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The University of Chicago First Responder Corps provided demonstrations of how to attend to gunshot wounds in the field.

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We will be re-installing the flowers at our open mic tonight, co-hosted by Catcher in the Rhyme and Fearless Leading by the Youth (830pm, Bartlett Lounge).


As always, be sure to check out our research page for the most recent research detailing why the South Side needs better trauma care! (Direct link to fact sheet here).

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Community Meeting at University Church

Mark your calendars!

Join FLY, SHE, and various representatives from faith groups around Hyde Park as we meet to discuss the trauma care situation in Chicago and the impact on local communities. A good chance to hear about our current research on trauma care and hear how you or your organization can get involved!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132845310239773/

University Church (57th and University) on May 2nd at 7PM



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April 22nd and 23rd: SSA Presentation

Students for Health Equity (SHE) has been asked to present the case for a trauma center at the SSA school this coming Monday and Tuesday at 12:30 each day.

The presentation will be brief, but will cover the campaign’s history and current direction. All are welcome to come ask questions and get engaged with the campaign!

Tuesday at 12:30 PM in EIII

Wednesday at 12:30 PM in WIII

A great chance to meet SSA students, Southside health advocates, and engage with another part of our school.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/157580217744480/

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RESEARCH UPDATE: Mortality from gunshot wounds tied to distance to a trauma center

A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health reiterates the need for improved trauma services on the Southside of Chicago. By working with prominent health disparities researchers to look at mortality rates in vulnerable populations, Dr. Crandall shows that the populations in  Chicago situated more than 5 miles from a trauma center are at a greater risk of dying from gun violence. The study is great and there are some sweet maps to really drive the point home.

Read the original article here.

Read press coverage here.

Contact us if you have any questions at she.uchicago@gmail.com!

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