Category: Chicago

Apna Ghar: Empowering Asian American Victims of Domestic Violence

Last quarter I took a class on Asian American women and different issues they face in the United States. One assignment was to look up an organization in the Chicago area serving these women. I chose Apna Ghar, an organization in Uptown Chicago, which tries to fill the gaps in domestic violence relief services in

NU Students to be Community Health Volunteers for Erie Family Health Center

Northwestern students are currently attending weekly training sessions for very exciting work that they will begin with Erie Family Health Center. The volunteers will be working closely with Erie Health Center staff in order to promote Erie health information and health care services. Erie Family Health Center delivers high-quality, culturally-sensitive, bilingual health care to more

U.S. not immune to hunger pains, new study says

With McDonald’s and Starbucks popping up on every street corner, it seems the United States is the last country plagued by hunger. Yet food insecurity continues at high levels throughout the nation, according to new research reported last week by Feeding America, a hunger-relief charity based in Chicago. “Map the Meal Gap 2014” analyses 2012

First man cured of HIV speaks at Northwestern hospital global workshop

On the seventh anniversary of his cure from HIV, Timothy Ray Brown told a group of global HIV/AIDS scientists and health researchers gathered at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital that he was grateful to everyone who helped keep him alive. “For awhile there I thought that people were interested in my story because I’m a freak

A Better Understanding of Humanitarian Aid

My favorite panel from the recent International Women’s Day Global Health Symposium was titled “Relief and Rebuilding in Times of Crisis: Refugee and Humanitarian Aid.” The speakers were Dr. Deane Marchbein, the president of Doctors without Borders (MSF), and Dr. Reza Yassari who works with The Virtue Foundation, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that renders assistance