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Responses to 2015 Chicago Elections Mental Health Survey

[ February 4, 2015 | 0 comments ]
The Mental Health Movement's 2015 Candidate Survey Results

We sent the following survey to the addresses listed with the Chicago Board of Elections for all candidates for all 50 aldermanic races as well as all Mayoral candidates. Below the survey you will see a summary of the results and then links to the actual surveys that were returned.

We are also including in our summary below the responses from all five mayoral candidates to questions regarding mental health services asked by Access Living.

The Mental Health Movement does not endorse candidates, we are providing this information for public education and in the interest of increasing the visibility of pressing mental health policy issues during the elections and beyond.

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Victory: U of C to Raise the Age of Children's Trauma Center

[ December 11, 2014 | 0 comments ]

After 4 years of struggle FLY and the Trauma Care Coalition has won a major victory: The University of Chicago Children's Hospital will raise the age limit of their children's trauma center from 15 up to 18! This victory is for Damian and all the young people who fought so hard to make this possible. FLY, KOCO and SHE, NNU, Kenwood Church and University Church and all our allies - have shown what is possible when we come together, when we fight: we win!

This victory also exposes what we have long known: the University of Chicago has the capacity to expand access to trauma care.

Today the University of Chicago will submit their proposal to the Obama Library Foundation. In it there will be no mention that they continue to ignore the mostly young black men (18 and older) who are dying at their doors.

Join our social media action action today click here or below:https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/20164-no-trauma-center-no-library?locale=en
And repost/retweet us throughout the day!

We cannot let this moment pass. We must use our voices to let the world and President Obama know that the University of Chicago can do so much more to show that they value black life.

For starters Dean Polonsky should agree to meet with our coalition. He can raise the age limit of the pediatric trauma center further: up to 24. They can also bring an adult trauma center to the south side.

We are encouraged by our victory. We will continue to fight stronger, until the University's actions show that to them ALL #blacklivesmatter.

NO #Traumacenternow NO Library!

Check out the press:
http://hpherald.com/2014/12/09/in-victory-for-advocates-u-of-c-trauma-center-to-raise-age-limit/ Read the full story »