Urban Health Initiative

Man gets BMI measurement at UHI event booth University of Chicago Medicine volunteer shows an event attendee how to use a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to monitor his health.
Population health: Health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.

The Urban Health Initiative (UHI) is the University of Chicago Medicine’s community health department through which population health and community benefit are administered. This is accomplished through collaboration with community programs and partners, innovative strategies and the utilization of resources. UHI fosters strong, lasting relationships with civic leaders, community organizations, health care providers and residents to strategically improve health and access to quality care on the South Side of Chicago. 

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