Hospital, university and community leaders cut the ribbon for UChicago Medicine's new adult trauma center
Hospital, university and community leaders cut the ribbon for UChicago Medicine's new adult emergency department, which opened in December 2017.

Community benefits are programs and services that are designed to improve the health and well-being of specific needs in our community. To qualify as a community benefit, activities must meet at least one of these objectives:

  • Improve access to health care service
  • Enhance the health of the community
  • Advance medical or health care knowledge
  • Relieve or reduce the burden of government or other community efforts

In an effort to impact local health needs, the University of Chicago Medicine collaborates with the community to improve the health status of medically underserved and marginalized populations across the South Side.

2017 Community Benefit Report cover

2017 Community Benefit Report

UChicago Medicine provides an annual report of benefits and services we offer to improve health in our South Side communities.

According to our 2017 Community Benefit Annual Report, UChicago Medicine contributed $425.2 million in fiscal 2016 — 14 percent more than the prior year — to address the urgent health needs of the South Side and provide other assistance to the community.

Previous Community Benefit Reports

2015-2016 | 2014 | 2013


Programs & Services

In collaboration with our dedicated partners, UChicago Medicine supports a variety of programs and services to strategically address complex health needs in South Side communities.

Programs & Services

Events & Outreach

Connect with UChicago Medicine at community events, including fitness classes, health fairs, educational forums, festivals and more. Find upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.


Grants & Sponsorships

UChicago Medicine awards grants and sponsorships to select community partners who share our commitment to improving health outcomes on Chicago's South Side.

Grants & Sponsorships