Services and Programs

Health/Job Resource Fairs

These fairs are hosted throughout Chicago to attract members of at-risk populations with opportunities for employment and employment training, while simultaneously providing vital health screenings and information on viral hepatitis and other diseases.

Prison Re-entry Project

GDHEF graduated several individuals who have completed one of more than (24) 20-hour intensive education and awareness programs on Hep A, B & C and HIV/AIDS. The program was conducted by GDHEF, Men and Women Prison Ministries, Exodus Renewal Society and Trinity United Church of Christ. The goal of the program is to bring the hazards and risks of these diseases front and center to males at transitional facilities prior to their return to the community. Click here for Press Release

Chicago Public Schools Hepatitis Education & Immunization Pilot Program

In collaboration with the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Department of Public Health and partly funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), we developed a pilot program called "The ABC's of Hepatitis.: The curriculum, written by GDHEF, was designed to educate students and their parents or guardians on the Hepatitis B virus, its risk factors and prevention methods including an immunization program.

Hepatitis - Train the Trainer

GDHEF holds "Train the Trainer" workshops on Hepatitis A,B, and C for health care professionals and community health advocates. Past work shops have been held in conjunction with Health Consortium of Illinois, Chicago Department of Public Health, and the Black Nurses Association.

Illinois Hepatitis Task Force

GDHEF in collaboration with Health Consortium of Illinois, sponsored in part by GlaxoSmithKline has developed a progressive task force and programs on viral hepatitis prevention. The primary goal of the task force is to promote Hepatitis A and B vaccinations at Chicago Department of Public Health clinics and private practices among African American adults. In addition, GDHEF and it's stakeholders of risk factors for Hepatitis A and B among this target group.

Health and Human Services Minority Hepatitis Health Grant

GDHEF is completing its final year of a 2-year grant from the Department of Health & Human Services to conduct a comprehensive program on viral hepatitis awareness throughout the greater Chicago area.



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