2018 UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Report
UChicago Medicine provides an annual report of benefits and services we offer to improve health in our South Side communities.
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.
Community Health Needs Assessment & Strategic Implementation Plan
The University of Chicago Medicine conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) on a regular basis and develops a strategic implementation plan to improve the health of residents in our 12-zip code service area. The Community Health Needs Assessments are a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of these residents.
Required by the Affordable Care Act, a Community Health Needs Assessment enables communities to identify issues of greatest concern and decide how to allocate resources to address those issues, thereby making the greatest possible impact on community health status. UChicago Medicine, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, sponsored the report.
2015 Community Health Needs Assessment Report
As informed by the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment and the Child & Adolescent Health Supplement to the Community Health Needs Assessment, the current health priority areas are:
- Breast/colorectal cancer
- Pediatric asthma
- Pediatric obesity
- Violence prevention
- Sexually transmitted infections/HIV
The 2015 report includes the evaluation of initiatives since the previous 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment.
2016 Strategic Implementation Plan
UChicago Medicine developed the 2016 Community Benefit Strategic Implementation Plan to address the health priority areas identified through the Community Health Needs Assessment Report. Our plan provides an overview of efforts by the medical center to assess, prioritize and address the health needs of our community.