Healthy communities

Develop approaches to health care in our local South Side neighborhoods that can be the model for other urban communities.

At the University of Chicago, that’s exactly the goal we’re pursuing—beginning on Chicago’s South Side. By focusing on one major urban area—the one in which we live—we can launch wide-ranging research projects and patient-care programs to equip our city’s residents with what they need to take charge of their health. These efforts are just a part of the University of Chicago’s mission to improve the lives of residents in our surrounding neighborhoods. Our goal is to inspire progress in urban areas with similar problems stemming from poverty.

When you support community-based health initiatives at the University of Chicago, you are helping our physicians and local residents to

  • expand access to primary and preventive care;
  • inspire new doctors to practice in community health centers; and
  • connect people to fresh food, social services, and other resources critical to health.

And you are helping to create solutions and programs that other communities can model. Together, we can create healthy communities and improve lives.