Through community partnerships, the University of Chicago Medicine supports a variety of programs and services offering health-related benefits for South Side residents.

Current Health Priority Areas

Additionally, UChicago Medicine is committed to addressing health priority areas identified through the Community Health Needs Assessment. We support programs and services that address these health conditions in our 12-zip code service area.

  • Community Health Worker (CHW) Program: CHWs conduct home assessments and educational visits, serving as a liaison between patients' families and their primary care providers. Through these efforts, the CHWs are working across neighborhoods in Chicago's South Side to address social determinants of health (conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, etc. that affect a wide range of health outcomes and risks) as they relate to asthma and are assisting community members in their self-management of asthma. In addition to asthma, CHWs focus on other health issue areas as well.
  • Pediatric Asthma Center

Cancer

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

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