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.
Harris Students Analyze Government Response to Pandemic
Professor Christopher Berry and Associate Professor Anthony Fowler conceived the new class, Government Responses to COVID-19, as a guided research project for students after the pandemic upended their plans to teach in Barcelona.
Hyde Park Herald: At UCMC, food pantry continues operations despite pandemic
As food insecurity increases across Chicago as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic recession, a pantry at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) has continued operations for hospital patients and staff in the face of mounting demand.
Poised for Growth: Harris Policy Labs students help uncover opportunities for investment on Chicago’s West Side
A team of students from UChicago’s Harris School of Public Policy recently worked with local stakeholders on a project aimed at showing potential investors how they can achieve strong returns while catalyzing economic and social impact.
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.”