Javette Orgain

  • Family physician and Chairperson, Illinois State Board of Health

A board-certified Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine since 1991, Dr. Javette Orgain is known as a passionate advocate for better family health, whether in her native Chicago or... More

A board-certified Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine since 1991, Dr. Javette Orgain is known as a passionate advocate for better family health, whether in her native Chicago or in such far away places as South Africa, Laos, and Myanmar.

Dr. Orgain is also the president of the Illinois Acade- my of Family Physicians (IAFP) and a family physician at Mile Square Health Center (MSHC), South Shore satellite office. She’s the first African-American elected president of IAFP.

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Javette Orgain's Presentations

Gel Health 2009 October 2009

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Practicing medicine on the south side of Chicago, Dr. Javette Orgain describes her work at a community health center there. The challenges and issues in the patient experience, she says, would be better addressed with improved "health literacy."

Practicing medicine on the south side of Chicago, Dr. Javette Orgain describes her work at a community health center there. The challenges and issues in the patient experience, she says, would be better addressed with improved "health literacy."

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