WBEZ | Chicago Children's Hospital http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-childrens-hospital Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Heritage Matters: Children's Health, Culture, & Community Event http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/heritage-matters-childrens-health-culture-community-event-106537 <p><p>This Heritage Matters&nbsp;panel discussion explores children&rsquo;s health through the lens of mental and physical health, cultural identity, family and community dynamics.</p><div>The Children&rsquo;s Health, Culture, &amp; Community panel brought together presenters from three CCA member communities. <strong>Muhammad Sankari</strong>, Youth Organizer at Arab American Action Network discusses how his organization creates a safe space for youth to build healthy relationships and assist with their dual cultural identity. <strong>Peggy Montes</strong>, a former Chicago Public School teacher and a founder of the Bronzeville Children&rsquo;s Museum, explains how her museum creates interactive exhibits that educate children and their parents about cultural heritage and healthy lifestyles. <strong>Veronica Ocasio</strong>, representative from the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, shares her institute&rsquo;s role in helping to develop the Humboldt Park community into a campus of wellness.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Jenifer Cartland</strong>, Ph. D., Research Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is the moderator of the discussion. &ldquo;The social environment plays a critical role in the health of young people, so it is important to consider the role cultural organizations play in creating healthy community environments,&rdquo; &nbsp;said Dr. Cartland, commenting on the panel.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Heritage Matters is a panel discussion series at Chicago Cultural Alliance</div><div>that engages CCA member organizations to speak about contemporary issues.</div><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CCA-webstory_1.JPG" title="" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Recorded live Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the&nbsp;Ann &amp; Robert H. Lurie Children&#39;s Hospital of Chicago.</p></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/heritage-matters-childrens-health-culture-community-event-106537