Community benefits are programs and services designed to improve health and well-being around identified health needs in the community. To qualify as a community benefit, activities must meet at least one of these objectives:
- Improve access to health care service.
- Enhance the health of the community.
- Advance medical or health care knowledge.
- Relieve or reduce the burden of government or other community efforts.
In an effort to impact local health needs, the University of Chicago Medicine collaborates with the community to improve the health status of medically underserved and marginalized populations across the South Side.
Community Benefit Reports
Every year, the University of Chicago Medicine provides a report of benefits and services we offer to improve health in our South Side communities.