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.
Student groups dedicated to community service build South Side connections
Community Service Registered Student Organizations or CSRSOs contribute to and learn from a wide array of campus neighbors with support from the University Community Service Center
Q & A: Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., MD, MPH, Founding Director of UChicago Medicine’s Level 1 Trauma Center
Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., MD, MPH, Professor of Surgery and founding director of UChicago Medicine’s trauma center, discusses how his team is caring for the community, preventing violence and hope to reduce trauma.
Five years after launching Level 1 adult trauma center, UChicago Medicine set to exceed 18,800 adult trauma patients
The University of Chicago Medicine is set to surpass 18,800 adult trauma patients since launching a Level 1 adult trauma center and Violence Recovery Program at its main campus on the city’s South Side five years ago.