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.
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. http://www.thejha.org/menard