UChicago is committed to promoting health equity and improving access to care on the South Side, so all residents have the opportunity to thrive.
Working to fulfill its mission of medical education, research and patient care, UChicago Medicine collaborates with the community to provide world-class patient care and reduce health disparities throughout the South Side.
In partnership with neighborhood groups and faith-based organizations, we are fighting chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure, while helping patients manage their complex health needs and make healthy nutrition and fitness part of their daily lives.
The Urban Health Initiative guides a broad range of health partnerships designed to offer community health education, manage volunteer services, and forge alliances with hospitals and clinics throughout the South Side.
Our public health researchers collaborate with local, regional, and national organizations to prevent disease and promote the health of entire communities through evidence-based policies and innovative programs.
Hyde Park Herald: Local hunger programs continue work amid steady demand
Food programs have continued to gain traction throughout the pandemic. This includes Hyde Park's very own Love Fridge, which arrived last August after a concerted effort by the University of Chicago Community Service Center and local residents.
UChicago Medicine study reveals underreporting of domestic violence in Black communities during Chicago’s stay-at-home order
According to a UChicago Medicine study, it is hypothesized that an increased reticence of Black communities to call the police, combined with a stark reduction of resources to get help, led to an underreporting of domestic violence.