Residents of the South Side added cancer and heart disease to violence prevention on their list of top health priorities, according to results of the University of Chicago Medicine’s 2021-22 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
As part of its mission and as a federal requirement for nonprofit hospitals, UChicago Medicine conducts and publishes a CHNA every three years for the University of Chicago Medical Center and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, both of which are part of the South Side-based academic health system. The CHNA provides essential guidance for UChicago Medicine’s community health investments and efforts. Previous CHNAs have helped guide investments in community benefits such as violence prevention initiatives, charity care, prevention and wellness programs, and public health research — which have totaled more than $2.5 billion over the past five years.
This story was first published by UChicago Medicine.