Title: Manager, Health Equity and Planning
Organization: Metropolitan Planning Council
Location: Chicago, IL
Chloe Gurin-Sands is the Manager of Health Equity and Planning at the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Chloe brings population health priorities into MPC’s program areas. In particular, she brings elements of health impact review and community health needs assessment into projects. Examples include the use of health values in a participatory site planning process, examining the health effects of gentrification and displacement, and working to develop a logic scoring preference model for land acquisition that prioritizes health and racial equity.
Before working in urban planning and policy, Chloe was a researcher and teacher for the Intergroup Dialogue programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Michigan. She brings this background in identity-based education into her role as Co-Chair of MPC’s Equity Committee.
Chloe received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is a Co-Chair of the Partnership for Healthy Chicago, a stakeholder body that works with the Chicago Department of Public Health to develop and implement the City’s local community health improvement plan, Healthy Chicago 2025.