$8 million commitment from AbbVie to help reduce healthcare disparities for Black communities on Chicago’s South Side


The University of Chicago Medicine has received an $8 million donation from AbbVie, as part of the research-based global biopharmaceutical company’s broader $50 million, five-year investment in philanthropic partners to support underserved Black communities across the United States.

AbbVie’s commitment will support UChicago Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative by expanding its local team of community health workers — trusted ambassadors who can help direct community members to essential resources — and enabling more holistic, comprehensive healthcare for residents on Chicago’s South Side. The gift also will build the capacity of community partner organizations through annual grants of $250,000. With this donation, AbbVie and UChicago Medicine can help play an important role in integrating the strengths and assets that exist on Chicago’s South Side to promote health equity and justice.

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