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When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, equal access means extra outreach to communities of color…

Illinois lawmakers and advocacy groups launched a statewide initiative Monday to address financial, health and tech disparities for the state’s senior citizens of color…

The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying recession have revealed disparities in health and financial stability everywhere in Illinois, and seniors citizens are no exception…

Forthcoming AARP-backed bills will target gaps in health care, financial status…

A third of the Illinois population is over 50 years. 42% of those older adults are 65 and over, according to research from Loyola University Chicago. AARP Illinois and several racial justice groups say it’s time to address disparities for minorities in the age group…

Rosanna Marquez, AARP Illinois Volunteer State President, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the upcoming release of the “Disrupt Disparities” report on how racial disparities keep people from living longer, healthier, and more productive lives…

The senior advocacy group AARP is backing forthcoming legislation aimed at addressing racial disparities in health care, economic security and digital connectivity for Illinoisans over 50…

Illinoisans of color over the age of 50 faced a disproportionate impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from AARP…

AARP and other groups say the coronavirus crisis has only widened racial and economic disparities…

A coalition of advocacy groups is calling for lawmakers to do more to address health disparities and other issues faced by non-white senior Illinoisans….

For media inquiries about Disrupt Disparities, please contact:

Monika Wnuk
AARP Illinois Associate State Director of Communications
mwnuk@aarp.org
Cell: 312-402-4247