Our Commitment to Community Benefit & Engagement
The University of Chicago Medicine is committed to improving health and wellness in the communities where our closest neighbors live, work, learn and play. Through valued partnerships, UChicago Medicine leverages the strengths and talents of existing community assets to strategically address chronic conditions and other complex health needs on Chicago's historic South Side and in our Southland region.
Promoting Health & Vitality in Our Community
UChicago Medicine is at the forefront of health equity in our South Side and Southland communities.
In collaboration with our dedicated partners, we offer a variety of benefits to empower community members with broadening access to health and wellness resources.
UChicago Medicine is an anchor on the South Side and in the Southland. Our Hyde Park medical campus is surrounded by neighborhoods experiencing unprecedented levels of growth and redevelopment — Woodlawn, North Kenwood/Oakland and beyond — leading to an ever-broadening network of communities and blurring the borders that once isolated Hyde Park from its neighbors. The results are a progressively richer culture and a shared appreciation for life on the South Side. Furthermore, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial extends our mission throughout our Southland service area by offering programs and services designed to educate the community and improve population health outcomes.
Programs & ServicesUChicago Medicine offers and supports a variety of health-focused community programs and services. As these initiatives further improve the quality of life for residents on Chicago's South Side, they also highlight many of the medical center’s valued partnerships within the communities we serve.
Grants & SponsorshipsUChicago Medicine and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial join forces with community organizations by offering grant and sponsorship opportunities. Through these partnerships, we collaborate with diverse organizations that share our commitment to improving health and wellness on the South Side.
EventsUChicago Medicine offers and supports select events promoting health and wellness in the community, including fitness classes, health fairs, educational forums, festivals and more. Learn more about opportunities to get involved in our weekly, monthly and annual events.
There are numerous opportunities to give back at the University of Chicago Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial. Our volunteers are valued members of our team who play instrumental roles in helping us serve our patients and their families.
16th Annual Day of Service & Reflection
In May 2018, UChicago Medicine celebrated its 16th annual Day of Service and Reflection (DOSAR) where employees, residents and their friends and families volunteered to assist South Side organizations with various tasks such as gardening, cleaning and painting.
AbbVie’s commitment will support UChicago Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative by expanding its local team of community health workers and enabling more holistic, comprehensive healthcare for residents on Chicago's South Side.