Healthcare in America has been unevenly distributed since its founding. In the wake of the pandemic, these disparities have been caste in sharp relief as the country struggles to address the system’s failures. Equal Hope is a healthcare education, advocacy and navigation organization whose mission is to eliminate health disparities across Chicago.

Episode 3 | Season 1 | Disrupting Privilege

Racial Wealth Gap and the Implications on Chicago’s Health

Dr. David Ansell and John McIlwain interview Dr. Helene Gayle, the President & CEO of the Chicago Community Trust.  Under Dr. Gayle’s leadership, the Chicago Community Trust has identified the racial Wealth Gap as the primary strategic

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Episode 2 | Season 1 | Disrupting Privilege

Equal Hope discusses COVID-19 & healthcare disparities with Dr. Allison Arwady

Dr. David Ansell & John McIlwain discuss the City’s response to COVID-19 and what has been learned from the pandemic with Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. Dr. Arwady explains that one

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Episode 1 | Season 1 | Disrupting Privilege

Equal Hope & Cross Industry Collaboratives

Equal Hope interviews Ayesha Jaco, the Executive Director of West Side United.  Equal Hope is the predecessor organization to West Side United. John McIlwain & Dr. Patricia Robinson delve into West Side United’s genesis and learn more

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