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.
UChicago Poverty Lab and community partners team up on recommendations to slow COVID-19 spread
Enlace Chicago and The Resurrection Project helped create and then implemented some of UChicago Poverty Lab’s policy recommendations, such as communicating in Spanish and making sure people know where to get free testing, regardless of immigration status.
Scientists show how preexisting drug could counteract COVID-19
A team of researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago used state-of-the-art computer simulations to explain how Ebselen, a preexisting drug, may counteract the virus.
Civic Leadership Academy
“Where you might not have seen or thought about synergies between organizations, they do actually exist if you dig a little deeper.”
Lead Violence Response Specialist, University of Chicago Medicine
Dwayne Johnson came to violence recovery work after losing his uncle to gun violence. He is now the lead specialist at UChicago Medicine’s Violence Recovery Program, the only hospital-based program of its kind in Chicago that serves both adults and children.