Our Commitment to Community Benefit & Engagement

The University of Chicago Medicine is committed to improving health and wellness in the 12 zip codes 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.

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2018 Community Benefit Report

For fiscal 2018, UChicago Medicine provided more than $477 million in benefits and services to the community. This community benefit investment included supporting patients who rely on Medicare or Medicaid or who were unable to pay for care. It also included educating the next generation of health care professionals, supporting medical research and giving cash or in-kind donations to community groups for health-related activities.

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Urban Health Initiative

Through the Urban Health Initiative, UChicago Medicine fosters and promotes collaborative community-based programs and services for residents on the South Side. These efforts are dedicated to creating partnerships and providing information that empowers South Side residents around increasing healthy lifestyles and reducing health disparities. This commitment extends to offering workshops and support groups, providing community-based seminars, and delivering prevention and wellness services.

Promoting Health & Vitality in Our Community

UChicago Medicine is at the forefront of health equity in our South Side 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.

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16th Annual Day of Service & Reflection

UChicago Medicine employees, friends and family members celebrate the 16th annual Day of Service and Reflection
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