Media Alert Press Conference Place Matters July 26th 9 am

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Media Alert Press Conference Place Matters July 26th 9 am

  1. 1. Join the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute and Cook County PLACE MATTERS Team Press Conference to release a new report “Place Matters for Health in Cook County”When: Thursday, July 26th 9:00-10:00 a.m.Where: Doubletree Hotel on the Magnificent Mile, LaSalle Room, 300 East Ohio, Chicago, ILWho: Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Cook County Commissioner (7th District) Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH Immediate Past President, American Public Health Association Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health Brian Smedley, PhD Vice President & Director Joint Center Health Policy Institute Daniel Block, PhD, Chicago State University Professor & Food Access Mapping Specialist • Dramatic inequities exist in the health of county residents, depending on where they live • Health inequities are associated with segregation and poverty concentration • Shorter life spans are associated with poorer and more segregated neighborhoods • The report builds on a growing body of research that focuses on inequitable access to healthy foods in the Chicago metro area • Policy recommendations include implementation of a public financing program to stimulate healthy food retail in neighborhoods with low food accessFacebook: Facebook.com/ccplacematters Email: placematterscookcounty@gmail.com
  2. 2. Media Inquiries: Chris Martin Public Relations chrismartinpublicrelations@gmail.com

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