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Bechara Choucair is an American administrator and Chief Community Health Officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.[1] He previously served as Senior Vice President of Safety Net & Community Health at Trinity Health in Livonia, Michigan, and before that, was appointed Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health from 2009 to 2014.[2]

Bechara Choucair
Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
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Websiteshare.kaiserpermanente.org

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Kaiser Permanente (2016 - Present)Edit

Choucair is Chief Community Health Officer for Kaiser Permanente.[3]

In April 2018, Choucair led the mission-based nonprofit organization's commitment of $2 million to researching gun injury prevention. As part of this public health initiative, Choucair serves as a co-lead on the Kaiser Permanente Taskforce on Firearm Injury Prevention.[4]

In May 2018, Choucair announced Kaiser Permanente's $200 million impact investing commitment to address affordable housing and prevent displacement, a precursor to homelessness.[5]

Chicago Department of Public Health (2009 - 2014)Edit

Choucair was appointed as Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health on November 25, 2009, by Mayor Richard M. Daley,[6][7] and reaffirmed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel upon his election. He stepped down from the post in December 2014.[8] serving over 2.7 million residents in Chicago.[9]

Together with Mayor Emanuel, Choucair launched Healthy Chicago in August 2011,[10] the City's first comprehensive public health agenda.[11][12] in different Chicago neighborhoods.

Choucair previously held an appointment at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.[13]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kaiser names first chief community health officer". Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  2. ^ "Public Health Leadership". City of Chicago.
  3. ^ "Kaiser names first chief community health officer". Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  4. ^ "Kaiser Permanente Commits $2 Million to Gun Injury Prevention Research - Kaiser Permanente Share". Kaiser Permanente Share. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  5. ^ "Kaiser Permanente Announces $200 Million Impact Investment, Partners With U.S. Mayors and CEOs to Address Housing Stability - Kaiser Permanente Share". Kaiser Permanente Share. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  6. ^ "Choucair Appointed Commissioner of Public Health". Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  7. ^ "Bechara Choucair, MD". Illinois.gov.
  8. ^ "City of Chicago 2013 Budget Overview" (PDF). City of Chicago.
  9. ^ "Population in the U.S. - Google Public Data Explorer". www.google.com. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  10. ^ "City Gets New Prescription for Better Health". Chicago Tribune.
  11. ^ "Healthy Chicago" (PDF). City of Chicago.
  12. ^ "Shaping Healthy Behaviors with PlayStreets". Chicago Medical Society.
  13. ^ "Bechara N Choucair, MD/MS Profile". Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  14. ^ "MAHA News Before August, 2016". Midwest Asian Health Association. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  15. ^ "Friend For Life Award". Howard Brown Health Center.
  16. ^ "40 Under 40: 2012 - Crain's Chicago Business". www.chicagobusiness.com. Retrieved 2018-05-26.

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