Registered nurse Syrennia McArthur Hanshaw helps a student use his inhaler in the school-based asthma program
Syrennia McArthur Hanshaw, RN, offers asthma education for students, parents and staff through the Chicago Asthma Consortium's school-based program.

The Urban Health Initiative (UHI) is the University of Chicago Medicine’s community health department, which administers our population health and community benefit programs. This is accomplished through collaboration with community programs and partners, innovative strategies and the utilization of resources. UHI fosters strong, lasting relationships with civic leaders, community organizations, health care providers and residents to strategically improve health and access to quality care on the South Side of Chicago.

Population Health:

Health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group

Programs & Partners in Community Health Innovation

Community Outreach

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 and 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 and Sponsorships