The University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial 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 13-zip code Southland service area. The CHNA is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of these residents.

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Community Health Needs Assessment & Strategic Implementation Plan

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 Ingalls Memorial collaborated with the Alliance for Health Equity to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment of Cook County, which is included as an appendix to the report.

As informed by the 2018-2019 UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Community Health Needs Assessment the current health priority areas are:

Health Priority

Areas of Focus

To prevent and manage chronic diseases

Heart disease

Diabetes

Asthma

Increase access to maternal health services

Prenatal care

Promote cancer awareness

Breast cancer

Prostate cancer

The 2018-2019 report includes the evaluation of initiatives since the 2015 UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF).

UChicago Medicine developed the 2019 UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial 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.