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We push for lasting change by influencing policy makers to improve the health of all Chicagoans. We partner with grassroots organizations and coalitions to protect and expand healthcare access and to address the underlying causes of health inequity. We know systems change is the only way to fully address Chicago’s health challenges.


In 2020, Michael Reese commissioned a report to understand the funding landscape for domestic violence services in Illinois and to make recommendations of how to increase or better allocate that funding. Written by The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence, “Meeting the Needs of Survivors: Reimagining Domestic Violence in Illinois” takes a hard look at how funders, including federal, state and city governments, philanthropy and private donors, could modify funding restrictions in ways that will improve outcomes for survivors and their families. The report outlines the current state of funding and makes recommendations for changes. It also describes innovative models of domestic violence services across the country that Illinois could replicate.

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