Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Odeh Center Programming

Odeh Center Programming Families Heading link

The Odehmenan Health Equity Center’s three main types of programming spotlight health equity, community, and education. These events also center on three of our main core commitments: health equity, community care, and flourishing. See below for more information:

drawing of human heart adorned with flowers and foliage

Odehmenan Health Equity Speaker Series

This series focuses on highlighting health equity-centered research, education, policy, and practice from UIC faculty, staff, post-docs, and students. Our goal is to yield time and space for UIC community members who are in their early-to-mid career to showcase their work to our UIC community and guests.

This brown bagger series takes place in the Odeh Center during the noon hour every month of spring and fall semesters. All sessions will also be accessible live via Zoom and will be recorded and housed here on our website.

Over the course of 2024, we intend to bring speakers from all seven of the health sciences colleges and schools. Please check out our Program Archive page for video recordings of the programming.

stylized line drawing of people sitting in an audience

Signature Community Events

These events will bring together neighborhood organizations and community-based leaders that are non-UIC affiliates with the Odeh Team and other UIC colleges, schools, and centers. Our goal is to lessen the wide gap that too often exists between academia and community by organizing, developing, and delivering content related to a big health equity topic together from beginning to end to our UIC and non-UIC communities.

These will be half-day, hybrid events that take place in the Odeh Center once a semester. All events will also be accessible live via Zoom and will be recorded and accessible here on our website.

More information is coming soon on our Spring 2024 Signature Community Event!

line drawing of flowers blooming out of an open book

Programming for Flourishing in Education & Healthcare

This programming is structured to be a place of continuing education – especially for our UIC and UI Health faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to give a platform to various health equity advocates within a particular field, both within and outside of UIC, to delve deeper on topics related to the health and flourishing of patients, clients, and community members. The intended audience will be dictated by the program and speaker.

These programs will be offered multiple times throughout the semester in the Odeh Center and will come in different formats: lectures, Q&A, workshops, panels, and more. Depending on the format and speaker, when possible, we will offer continuing education credits, stream these live on Zoom, and provide recordings.

The Odeh Team hosted a workshop, Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, and Centering Flourishing in Academia , for students in Fall 2023. Check back soon for more information on a future faculty/staff version!

Odeh Center Program Archive