Community Engagement

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.
Urban Health Initiative nurse conducts asthma assessment with a student during a school visit

Population Health on Chicago's South Side

Through the Urban Health Initiative, UChicago Medicine fosters and promotes collaborative community-based programs and services for residents on the South Side.

UChicago Medicine marchers at the 2021 Bud Billiken Parade

Community Benefit

As part of our commitment to advance health equity, the University of Chicago Medicine provides benefits and services to communities on Chicago’s South Side and in the south suburbs.

Nurse assesses first adult emergency department patient

Comprehensive Trauma Care & Services

In its first year of providing comprehensive trauma services, UChicago Medicine cared for 3,395 pediatric and adult trauma patients.

Promoting Health and Vitality in Our Communities

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.

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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

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.
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