Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM CDT
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Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital 
225 E. Chicago Ave.
11th Floor Conference Ctr. - Check in on 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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Lucy Gomez-Feliciano 

Exploring the Complex Relationship
Between Immigration and Obesity 
March 20th Working Discussion

In 2018, CLOCC began to convene smaller, strategic meetings to focus on the social determinants of childhood obesity. Our November 2018 meeting brought the network back together to learn about the issues we had been exploring in 2018 and to begin developing recommendations for key social determinants of health and related topics. With this meeting, we return to the working discussion approach. 

On March 20th, attendees will learn about the ways in which current immigration policy and political discourse influence children’s and families’ ability to eat healthy and be physically active. We will share research on the topic and learn about the local immigration landscape, with a focus on Chicago communities with large immigrant populations. Discussion will focus on how CLOCC partner organizations can integrate a focus on immigration into obesity prevention programming and how our network can engage to influence immigration policies and practices at the city, state, and federal levels. We will identify potential solutions and opportunities for collaboration.

You should consider attending this meeting if you or your organization serve immigrant communities or are actively engaged in health and immigration issues.

If you are unsure if this meeting is appropriate for you or your organization, feel free to contact CLOCC staff at info@clocc.net, or Lucy Gomez-Feliciano at (312) 227-6957.

Date: Wednesday, March 20th
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago,
225 E. Chicago Avenue, 11th Floor Conference Center 
  • Please bring a photo ID.
  • Attendees are asked to obtain a visitor pass from CLOCC staff at the concierge desk on the 2nd floor of Lurie Children's Hospital before proceeding to the 11th floor conference rooms.
  • To travel to Lurie Children's Hospital, use of public transportation is encouraged. The main hospital entrance is a few blocks east of the Chicago & State stop of the CTA's Red Line, and can also be accessed from the #66 bus, or any of the North Michigan Avenue bus routes.
  • Discounted parking will be available for $11 at the Huron-Superior garage (222 E. Huron St.) directly across from the hospital entrance on Superior St., or at the Erie-Ontario garage (321 E. Erie St.), two blocks southeast of the hospital. If using these garages, please request a parking chaser from our CLOCC staff when you check in for the event.