Bechara Choucair

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bechara Choucair
Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Personal details
Alma mater
Website share.kaiserpermanente.org

Bechara Choucair is 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]

Kaiser Permanente (2016 - Present)[edit]

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

In April of 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 of 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]

Awards[edit]

Select publications[edit]

References[edit]

  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. line feed character in |title= at position 23 (help)
  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.

External links[edit]