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As a native of Chicago, Kaelin Long grew a passion for developing connections, addressing substantial health concerns, and advocating for diversity and inclusion in underserved communities. Her love for community became evident through her passionate and persistent work both professionally and in her personal life. Kaelin is dedicated to giving back to the community through public service with non-profit organizations. Her work with the Ronald McDonald House Charities, allows her to provide support, health resources, and a sense of stability for families and children who are receiving medical attention.
Kaelin obtained a Masters Degree in Public Health from Indiana State University and began her journey into the field of public health and social services. In previous roles, Kaelin worked for Chicago Commons Adult Day Service in the Englewood community and Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses located in Harvey Il. During her time spent with both organizations, Kaelin honed in on improving quality of life, implementing health initiatives, providing senior support services and advocating for seniors diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Her goal has always been to make a difference in the lives of others, while maintaining their dignity and respect.
Kaelin accepted her role as a Community Outreach Worker with Cook County Health and immediately saw it as an opportunity to engage and build lasting relationships with community members and leaders across the Chicagoland area. She began helping individuals to connect with our health system, County Care, and broaden their knowledge and access to all the services that are available to them. Kaelin is committed to the empowerment, advancement, and acknowledgement of those who make our community feel like home.