To you, our community.
Each year, the University of Chicago Medicine shares with the community how we invest in the health of the South Side with outreach, grant programs, strategic partnerships and collaborations that address health equity, and by providing uncompensated care and charity care/financial assistance to those in need.
For fiscal 2022, we invested $686.2 million to benefit the community. This included $586.7 million through the University of Chicago Medical Center and $99.5 million through UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial. (Please see the Investment section for details.) This represents an increase of 13.1% over fiscal 2021.
On behalf of UChicago Medicine’s Urban Health Initiative, we want to express our gratitude to our Community Advisory Council, our community partners, our donors and all of the healthcare organizations we work with to improve health equity and bring about a healthier South Side.
Identifying the greatest health challenges on the South Side and in the Southland
Every three years, the University of Chicago Medical Center and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The assessments identify community health priorities. They help us decide where to place resources that can improve the health and wellness of community members.
Both hospitals collected primary and secondary data to determine the health priorities in their respective service areas for FY 2023-2025. UChicago Medicine staff worked with internal teams and community partners, including faculty, the Community Benefit Steering Committee, and the Community Advisory Council.
FY 2023-2025 Health Priorities
Based on the information from the University of Chicago Medical Center’s 2021-2022 Community Health Needs Assessment, the following are the South Side’s top priorities for the next three years:
Prevent and Manage Chronic Diseases
- Heart Disease
Build Trauma Resiliency
- Violence Prevention & Recovery
- Mental Health
Reduce Inequities Caused by Social Determinants of Health
- Access to Care
- Food Insecurity
- Workforce Development
Our plan to deal with these health challenges can be found in more detail in the FY 2023-2025 Strategic Implementation Plan.
To read the full Community Health Needs Assessment, Executive Summary, Evaluation Report, or Strategic Implementation Plan visit our webpage.
Please see the Ingalls Memorial page for their health priorities.
UChicago Medicine Service Areas
University of Chicago Medical Center
12 South Side ZIP codes
28 Chicago community areas (neighborhoods)
For more information on communities in our South Side service area, visit our Community Health Profiles compiled using data from the 2018-2019 University of Chicago Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment.
13 Thornton Township ZIP codes
19 south suburbs