UI Health Community Engagement Delivering Health Resources to Chicago Neighborhoods

OCEAN-HP-Logo-vr2The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System prides itself on being an engaged partner.  Each year, the University of Illinois takes part in numerous community events to educate, nurture, and care for people across Chicago’s communities.

Partnerships are developed to bring together the expertise and resources from the community with that of the UI Health system to strengthen the quality of life and continuously elevate access to quality healthcare.

  • The Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCENHP) brings together faculty and community scholars to support, initiate, coordinate and celebrate community and University partnerships. This can be through encouraging and sustaining a supportive environment for productive dialogue, or through active intervention to addresses communication barriers inherent in diverse community, racioethnic and institutional cultures
  • UNISON Health is the University of Illinois Survey On Neighborhood Health with extensive in-person community health assessment of 1400 local residents.
  • The Community Engaged Research Core (CERC), which is part of UI Health’s Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, has been working with community researchers across campus to create an easy way to see what the UI Health System is doing to improve your neighborhoods.
  • The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment for the University of Illinois Hospital and the broader health system identifies healthcare needs in our primary service area and spells out a plan for addressing the highest priority needs.

For more about the community activities engaged by UI Health, please visit the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships.