Reports & Publications

Center helps give Jewish couples a genetic peace of mind

January 2013

This article recently appeared in the January 2, 2013 issue of the Chicago Tribune, and sheds important light on the work of the Center for Jewish Genetics, which has been supported over a number of years by the Health Trust.

By Karen Schwartz, Special to the Tribune
January 2, 2013 

For Ellie and Jeremy Forman, getting married involved much more than walking down the aisle in fancy garb and saying their "I do's" in front of family and friends this past July.

Youth Workforce Initiative Recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative and Chicago Tribune

November 2012

A priority of Michael Reese Health Trust (MRHT) has been to recruit, effectively support and prepare more of Chicago’s young people, particularly low-income minorities, for Chicago’s Healthcare workforce.  Given the need for health care workers and the projected range of health related jobs, MRHT has been partnering with several Chicago area institutions to address these needs, while seeking to better ensure economic security for participating youth.  


November 2011

The report examines the impact of CeaseFire on shootings and killings. The first approach to this issue utilized statistical models to identify the effect of the introduction of the program on shootings and killings. These analyses employed 192-months (16 years) of data on selected sites and matched comparison areas to examine trends in violence.

The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders

June 2011

The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders was founded in 1999 with a grant from the Michael Reese Health Trust.  Its focus is to provide the general public, health care professionals, rabbis, and policymakers with up-to-date information about genetic disorders that are more common among individuals of Jewish descent. In addition to community and professional education, the Center provides genetic screening and prevention programs, referral services, and advocacy.

The Chicago Housing for Health Partnership Project Related Documents

June 2011

The over twenty partners participating in the Chicago Housing for Health Partnership (CHHP) believe that moving homeless individuals with chronic illness off the streets and into an effective coordinated system of support is a vital step in stabilizing their health and in assisting them to become appropriately and permanently housed.  The CHHP project was developed to operationalize this belief and to document and describe the successes and challenges of delivering the project’s interventions and achieving the project’s objectives.

John Howard Association's Prison and Jail Monitoring Program

June 2011

Supported with a grant from the Michael Reese Health Trust, John Howard Association's Prison and Jail Monitoring Program conducts site visits to Illinois prisons to document health conditions and the availability of health and mental health services.  In June 2011, the organization released a report their visit to Menard Correctional Center.

2005 Reports Resulting From the Partners in Care Project

December 2005

Common problems found in the senior population such as reduced cognitive functioning, depression, medication errors, sleep abnormalities and falls have been shown to exacerbate chronic physical problems, increase health care utilization and cause premature entry into institutional settings.  Responding to these issues, the Partners in Care (PIC) project sought to address problems of the elderly as they relate to the fragmentation between the medical and psychosocial health care delivery system.  The Partners in Care intervention placed social workers into a variety of

Project Access: A Medical, Legal and Case Management Collaboration

January 2005

The overall goal of Project Access was to implement, describe and test an invention providing enhanced social service support and legal services to families of infants with special health care needs discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) of the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital and Mount Sinai Children’s Hospital.

An executive summary of the report, Building Evaluation Capacity of Violence Prevention Programs Across Illinois: A Quantitative and Qualitative Investigation

January 2005

In 1999, the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention (ICVP) and the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA) collaborated with one another to establish the Evaluation Resource Institute (ERI).  The purpose of the ERI is to provide the violence prevention community in Illinois with the education, tools, resources and expertise to design and implement effective program evaluations.  To accomplish this, the ERI provides coaching, training and informational resources on program evaluation issues.  Coaching is individualized technical assistance for organizations

School-Based Health Centers in Chicago: Current Status and Challenges for the Future

November 2004

Chicago is a leader in the school-based health center movement, with 32 centers operating in schools in the city and suburbs. These centers provide physical, psycho-social, and mental health services and health education to thousands of underserved children and adolescents. They are partnerships between schools, health departments, and local providers, supported by a patchwork of funding streams. Their future sustainability and effectiveness depend on the commitment of sponsoring organizations, funders, and public entities.