F. Abidemi Abioye, MPH, MSW | Program Manager
Fatimah Abidemi Abioye manages diverse health programs, including the organization’s viral Hepatitis B program that focuses on outreach, education, and screening for Chicagoland’s Asian and African immigrant population; substance use treatment program that ensures culturally competent substance use treatment for Asian Americans; and cardiovascular health program that targets preventable risk factors and reduce disparities in cardiovascular and diabetes comorbidities among South Asians. Some of her accomplishments consist of leading an IRB-approved focus group study to learn about the foreign-born African community’s health seeking behavior and perception of Hepatitis B, and the implementation of a web-based portal (ILColonCARES.org) to link federally qualified health centers with specialty services for colonoscopy access.
Abidemi has eight years of experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for immigrants, refugees, and other vulnerable populations. Specifically, she has worked with these populations around domestic violence, mental health promotion, and linkage to care/social service resources. She is passionate about promoting healthcare access, health equity, and reducing health-related stigma. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degrees in Public Health and Social Work – all from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Abidemi is originally from Nigeria. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her many nieces and nephews.