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Federally Qualified Health Center Will Work with Ripson Group
To Raise Awareness and Boost Market Presence throughout Chicago

CHICAGO, IL AND BETTENDORF, IA (March 21, 2023)—Ripson Group, a boutique full-service public relations, digital and marketing agency, today announced the addition of its newest client: Chicago-based Near North Health (NNH), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and one of the largest community-based, primary health care providers in the city. Ripson Group will provide public relations, media relations, video production, content marketing, advertising and marketing for NNH. Founded in 2007, Ripson Group has vast experience in journalism, public relations and marketing consulting, with clients in restaurant, hospitality, retail, wireless telecom, B2B technology, community association, and not-for-profit industries. Ripson builds strategic and proactive communications strategies to bring client stories to the forefront of national and local media. “Near North Health is committed to providing access to quality health care to everyone in Chicago, regardless of where they live,” said Lisa Ripson, CEO and Founder of Ripson Group. “Leveraging our expertise in media relations and marketing, we are delighted to be working with Near North to showcase and broaden awareness of their high-quality facilities, staff and services to help bring health care to more people throughout the city.”

Near North Health provides access to high-quality health care to improve the health and well- being of the diverse communities throughout the city of Chicago with nine comprehensive

health centers and two supplemental nutrition sites. NNH empowers individuals through education, disease prevention and health promotion, regardless of one’s ability to pay. These community-based health centers offer innovative, evidence-based practices and leverage technology to achieve and sustain positive health outcomes for patients. Services include primary care, senior care, women’s health, pediatrics, podiatry, ophthalmology, dental, pharmacy, mental health, domestic violence counseling, substance abuse treatment, early intervention, maternal and child health, family support services and nutrition support. “We are moving into a new chapter for Near North Health, as we look to serve even greater numbers of patients and improve access to high-quality health care throughout Chicago,

regardless of zip code,” said Dr. Tristé Smith, CEO of Near North Health. “We are delighted to partner with Ripson Group to leverage their media relations and marketing expertise to reach more people with information about our mission and our services.” For more information on Ripson Group, visit www.ripsongroup.com. You can follow Ripson Group on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. About Ripson Group Ripson Group is a Midwest-based, full service, boutique public relations and marketing service agency with offices in Chicago and Bettendorf, Iowa. The company was founded in August 2007 in Chicago’s West Loop by Emmy-Award winning news producer Lisa Ripson. Ripson also worked at Edelman Chicago headquarters office prior to founding her own company. Storytelling expertise is at the heart of this Midwestern company. Her colleague Chris Comes was a corporate communications executive with AT&T, Sprint and Clearwire for 15 years. Comes leads Ripson Group’s business development and strategic planning initiatives. About Near North Health Near North Health (NNH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), is one of the largest providers of community-based primary health care in Chicago. Near North Health strives to ensure that everyone in Chicago has equal opportunity for innovative, holistic healthcare, regardless of zip code. NNH provides medical services, social services, and nutrition education to a variety of patients, including medically indigent and uninsured individuals and families on the north, west, and south sides of Chicago. To meet the needs of these communities, we offer a full array of comprehensive primary care clinical services, nutrition education, and social support programs through our nine comprehensive health centers and two supplemental nutrition sites. NNH successes now serve as a national model for excellence in community-based primary health care. More information can be found at https://www.nearnorthhealth.org/.