Cook County Calls for Federal Gun Reform

Each year, the Cook County Health (CCH) cares for more than 1,000 patients who have been injured by gun violence. The impact of gun violence on CCH’ patients, community and staff is all too real. As a provider of care and steward of public health, CCH must advocate for policies that uphold the health and safety of the residents of Cook County.

On Saturday, March 24, a group from CCH will “March for Our Lives” in Washington D.C.! Follow our activities on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #CookMarches!

Click here to read more about CCH’ perspectives on gun violence and policy recommendations!

The “March for Our Lives” group includes:

Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners 

Dr. Jay Shannon, CEO, CCH

Dr. Faran Bokhari, Chair, Trauma and Burn Surgery, CCH

Rev. Carol Reese, Violence Prevention Coordinator, CCH

Andrew Wheeler, Patient and Families Support Services Coordinator, CCH

Dantrell Blake, survivor of gun violence, peer counselor, activist

Deshon Hannah, survivor of gun violence, peer counselor, activist


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