Policy to the People
The popular touch of state policymakers like Senator Donne Trotter, who has served Chicago’s 17th District for more that 20 years, is essential to communicating to the public the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. In association with Representatives Constance Howard and Marlow Colvin, Senator Trotter reaches out through health fairs and block meetings to educate his constituents about developments in the new health care law that will help keep families healthy.
Jay Dunn is a National Geographic award-winning photojournalist, specializing in inspired coverage of humanitarian issues and cultural tradition worldwide. With an emphasis on stories that dignify the human struggle, he works closely with NGOs and social service groups to document on-the-ground conditions in education, poverty relief, crisis management and cultures in transition.
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Illinois Health Matters presented accessible, personal stories about how health care reform is impacting underserved communities on the South and West sides of Chicago. These stories were part of the Local Reporting Initiative, supported in part by The Chicago Community Trust.