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Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities

Improving the health and well-being of children and adolescents where they live, learn, work and play is a critical part of our mission at Lurie Children’s. For decades, our experts have partnered closely with community-based organizations and leaders, linking clinical work with grassroots expertise to develop evidence-based initiatives that help communities thrive. Supported by philanthropy, the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities is the hub for all Lurie Children’s community-focused initiatives.

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Ebun's Story: A "Minority within a Minority" in Healthcare

Ebun moved to the US from Nigeria when a harsh economic recession hit his country. Our Mentorship & Workforce Development program is helping him chart his next steps.

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Our Community Initiatives & Partnerships

Social Influencers of Health - the conditions in which we are born, live, learn, work, play and age - directly impact in our healthDue to the inequitable distribution of resources across Chicago, there are strikingly different quality of life and health outcomes for our white, Black, and Hispanic/Latinx communitiesAt Lurie Children’s, we consciously choose to use the term “influencers” rather than the more commonly used “determinants” because we recognize that these conditions and their outcomes are not unchangeable nor predetermined, but instead can and ought to be improvedThe Magoon Institute leads Lurie Children's work to improve influencers of health through our people, programs and partnerships, bringing us closer to a healthier future for every child.
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We have a variety of community-based volunteer opportunities to help keep Chicago's families healthy.

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