World Health Week - Supporting Refugee Health in Chicago

World Health Week 2023

University of Chicago


Each year World Health Day is celebrated April 7th to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. World Health Day is the culmination of World Health Week, a week of events to draw attention to pressing health concerns around the world. To mark the 75th anniversary of the WHO, the Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development (Kiphart Center), and the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, and the Center for Global Health (CGH) in the Biological Sciences Division are pleased to co-sponsor the University of Chicago’s 2023 World Health Week events.

Building Health Equities is the theme for the 2023 World Health Week events, with specific focus on the role neighborhoods, policies, and organizations play in shaping health (in)equities and health outcomes in Chicago and in communities around the world. Each event will highlight scholars, practitioners, and advocates working in locally and internationally. 2023 World Health Week events will feature panel discussions, a keynote address, and expert dialogues speakers will explore the structures, systems, and policies which impact the attainment of optimal health. Collectively, the series will offer a comparative lens to examine the success and the challenges in achieving health equity here in Chicago and globally.


  • Dr. Jehan Adamji , Clinical Director of Refugee and Immigrant Health and a Family Nurse Practitioner at Tapestry 360 Health
  • Maya Oyarbide-Sanchez, LCPC, Wellness Program Manager at RefugeeOne

Moderated by Jessica Darrow, Associate Instructional Professor at the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

Hybrid: In-person and virtual via Livestream

The event is open to the public and free to attend. Registration required.

For In-person attendees, a boxed lunched will be provided with registration.

If you have any questions about access or to request a reasonable accommodation that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, food options for individuals with dietary restrictions, etc. please contact the event organizer.