Forum Director of Research Noreen Sugrue provides regular updates on the implications of the latest COVID-19 health data. This week, she looks into the lack of Latino representation in the mental health care space, and how it's compounding the pandemic's already severe impact on the Latino community.

By Noreen Sugrue, Director of Research

The need for mental health services for COVID patients and their family members is well documented. The disease’s impact on patients is often compounded by the stress of not knowing if they will be able to work and provide for their families, and the pain of not being able to visit or take care of loved ones, or of knowing that a loved one has died alone... Continue Reading

Forum Director of Research Noreen Sugrue provides regular updates on the implications of the latest COVID-19 health data. This week, she explains index case and looks into two main types of transmission: behavioral choice and occupational necessity.

By Noreen Sugrue, Director of ResearchNoreen Sugrue (@NoreenSugrue) | Twitter

As we monitor the patterns of how and where people are infected, we must also look at what is referred to as the primary case. This refers to the first case in an specific outbreak within a community, family, workplace, city, state, or nation. In the case of COVID there are two ways in which a person who is a primary... Continue Reading

Forum Director of Research Noreen Sugrue provides regular updates on the implications of the latest COVID-19 health data. This week, she highlights the ways in which undocumented and mixed-status families are not getting back as much as they give.

By Noreen Sugrue, Director of Research

As we watch the current stimulus talks and await decisions on who will receive desperately needed economic assistance, it's important to remember that unless everyone living in the U.S. is eligible for this assistance, Latino families and communities might only see marginal relief at best.

The disproportionate devastation that COVID has inflicted on... Continue Reading

As we march one step at a time towards the end of a tumultuous year, I’d like to take a moment to talk about next steps.  

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and the heightened civil unrest that have defined 2020, many have brought the conversations of structural racism and equity to the forefront of the public agenda. Now, it’s time to move forward from the rhetoric. It’s time to put concrete metrics of equity in place.  

For example: When philanthropy was developing its coronavirus response plan back in the spring, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund raised about $30 million to address basic needs. The good news is that philanthropic leaders understood... Continue Reading

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La Ley HEROES podría garantizar que todos los individuos, incluidas aquellas familias con estatus migratorios mixtos, tengan acceso a cheques de estímulo, así como a otras ayudas esenciales.

Por Sarah Cartagena, Analista de Inmigración, y Fanny López Benítez, Gerente de Participación Cívica

La exclusión de empleados indocumentados y de sus familias del reparto de ayudas de estímulo económico contempladas en la Ley CARES ha tenido un impacto negativo en la recuperación de la economía y la salud de nuestra nación. Illinois perdió $706 millones en ayudas económicas de estímulo por la decisión categórica de... Continue Reading