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Healthy Work Collaborative Labor Panel

A horizontal row of three images of people working. From left to right: a home health care aide; a cook; a housekeeper. The logo for the UIC Center for Healthy Work appears in front of the images.

The Illinois PRC collaborated with the UIC Center for Healthy Work: Healthy Communities through Healthy Work to develop and present a webinar on multi-level labor policy changes that address precarious work.

The Center for Healthy Work defines precarious work as employment that is temporary, contract, involuntary, part time or low wage often involving long hours, few breaks, no control over work schedules, few benefits, and no assurance of ongoing employment. Example policy changes covered in the webinar include the Cook County Paid Sick Leave ordinance and the State Minimum Wage Increase. Participants also learned about more complex elements of these policies including their context, development, support, approval and enforcement.

The Illinois PRC focuses on policy change to improve health.
This training provides guidance to execute changes at the local level.

The UIC Center for Healthy Work promotes policy and system changes that improve the health and well-being of low wage workers across the city, state, and country. Learn more about the center here.

To access the training webinar please visit: Healthy Work Collaborative Labor Panel.

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About the Author. Devangna “Guddi” Kapadia is the Manager for the Training component of the Illinois Prevention Research Center. She has been working in public health workforce education and development for over 15 years within the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice housed at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

About the Banner Image. The Center for Healthy Work aims to keep precarious jobs like these healthy. Photo captured by Earl Dotter.