Race and Health Equity Awards Reception


Habilitative Systems, Inc., held it’s “Inaugural Race and Health Equity Awards” Reception on December 9, 2021, at the historic Union League Club of Chicago. The event honored healthcare executives and community leaders who are committed to eliminating inequities within the African-American Community. Four outstanding individuals were recognized for their work and contributions in tearing down the barriers to equal access and quality healthcare.

Award Recipients

Herbert C. Buchanan, Jr. Helen Davis Gardner, M.D. Kimberly E. McCullough-Starks IMG 0248 2

 Herbert C. Buchanan, Jr.

Regional Operating Officer for AMITA Health

Helen Davis Gardner, M.D.

Medical Director of Behavioral Health
for Government Programs for HCSC

Donna Thompson

CEO of Access Community Health Network


Kimberly E. McCullough-Starks

Deputy Director of the Illinois Department

of Healthcare and Family Services  


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Event Sponsors


access health logo Alexander Movers Cochran and Montgomery
ComEd Logo CCH Logo Navy with seal Double D
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IHPA impact networking National Kidney Foundation IL
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