May 2020
CHAS eNews
How Coronavirus is Exposing Our Racial Disparities
COVID-19 has had a disproportionate effect on communities of color in cities around the country. In an interview with UChicago News, Associate Professor of Medicine at t he University of Chicago Medicine and CHAS Fellow Monica Peek, MD, MPH shares her research on racial health disparities. Her work has shown that many diseases and chronic conditions disproportionately affect communities of color. Coronavirus is no exception.
How Obamacare Helps Hospitals Battle the Pandemic
by Stephanie Goldberg at CRANES Chicago Business

By expanding the state's Medicaid program and establishing a health insurance marketplace for uninsured individuals, the ACA increased the number of people in Illinois with health insurance by more than 800,000. An unknown additional number have gained coverage under ACA provisions banning insurers from rejecting people based on pre-existing conditions and allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26.

Coverage could be expanded if President Donald Trump authorizes a special sign-up period for those in need of health insurance amid the coronavirus pandemic, a step the administration is considering.

Without the ACA, local hospitals would incur even more unreimbursed costs providing free care to patients that might otherwise qualify for Medicaid. 
Author of The Deepest Well, CEO/Founder of the   Center for Youth Wellness   and the 1st and current Surgeon General of California.

Professor, Depart of Medicine and CIO/Founder of   NowPow
The Process of Foresight – How Futures Practice Can Enhance Social Work Practice
Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:00 – 11:30 am PDT

This webinar is the second of a 3-part series on futures thinking in social work.
The Changing Landscape of Primary Care
Past webinar

During this webinar, panelists discussed how ambulatory care providers have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and outlined policy levers to bolster our nation’s primary care infrastructure.
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PhD Stipends Application: Open Through June 1st

CHAS Doctoral research stipends are intended to support original health policy and services research that is supervised by a CHAS faculty member or CHAS-funded faculty member; stipends are not intended to support dissertation research.

For eligibility and expectations, visit our website .
COVID-19 Innovation Challenge
The Center for Healthcare Delivery Science & Innovation is looking for your new ideas and requests for collaboration to address the COVID-19 pandemic!

HDSI launched the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge to help better serve the needs of our patients, providers and community during this healthcare crisis, The program’s aim is to support ideas and specific healthcare delivery requests that respond to the quickly changing healthcare landscape.

Open to UChicago/UChicago Medicine staff, trainee and faculty only.