healthcare Tag

15 Jul Time to Talk the Talk

By Michelle Vu.Growing up, everything I learned about sex, sexuality, and my body was in small bits of information that adults wanted me to know. “Use protection.” “Don’t have sex.” No one answered the very real and important questions I had, and I was constantly told that I would understand...

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02 Feb Parental Notification of Abortion & Strike A Convo

By Estephany Salcedo.What is the Parental Notification of Abortion Law (PNA)?The Parental Notification of Abortion law requires medical providers to notify a parent or legal guardian of any minor, 17 or younger, seeking an abortion.Why is this a problem?Some of you may be wondering, why is this a problem? We often hear...

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01 Jul Youth-Friendly Health Care in Suburban Illinois: Findings & Recommendations (2015)

In Spring 2015, ICAH's Healthcare Network along with intern, Kassy Podvin, held 8 weeks of focus groups with health care providers and youth, including young parents, in a two-county suburban area in Illinois. Locations have been redacted  to preserve the anonymity of participants.Download Report PDF FINDINGS  We were able to hold two provider...

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YLC Research Release July 2013-40

26 May Press Release: ICAH Receives Grant to Implement and Disseminate Youth-led Community-Based Participatory Research

May 26, 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact Nikki[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='10'] ICAH Receives Grant to Implement and Disseminate Youth-led Community-Based Participatory Research. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='10']Chicago, IL-  The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) is pleased to announce the receipt of a seed grant from the Alliance for...

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Healthcare Town Hall March 11 2015

26 Feb Enhanced Healthcare Training Opportunity: Youth and Healthcare – March 11, 2015

Wed. March 11th, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00am Register Online [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='10']Silver Cross Hospital Conference Room 1B 1900 Silver Cross Blvd, New Lenox, IL 60451 [Map It] (Free parking on site.)[vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='10']Cost: Free [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down='10']During this two hour event,...

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ICAH Town Hall Jan 2015 Title IX

24 Feb What’s New in ICAH’s Networks [Spring 2015]

School Network Hosts Second Title IX Town Hall On January 16th, ICAH hosted an informational session for school personnel and community advocates at the YWCA in Glendale Heights about supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting youth under Title IX.  The informational session included an overview of Title IX as it...

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Youth-Friendly Healthcare Town Hall Spring 2014-6

03 Sep One Year of Network Organizing

At ICAH, our core strategies are education, advocacy, and organizing. We often send out information about our robust training offerings. This month I wanted to share with you the important work that's happening in the organizing department.Organizing is about collectively building our power to change systems of oppression and injustice. For...

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