Urban Health Initiative Programs and Partners
This free program, in existence more than 21 years at the Museum of Science and Industry, is designed to encourage healthy fitness habits and to help seniors integrate a regular exercise program into their health routines.
- Community Fitness Program Welcome Letter (PDF)
- Community Fitness Program Registration Form (PDF)
- Community Fitness Program Policy (PDF)
Through the Community Grand Rounds series, university investigators talk with community members about existing research projects that can improve health and wellness. These events involve networking, presentations and panel sessions.
The Community Health Focus Hour is a weekly WVON radio broadcast series led by faculty and involving community members as guests. The program focuses on specific health topics impacting the community. The program has a social media component and also allows live call in guests.
The University of Chicago Medicine encourages faculty and employee participation in community wide health fairs and community events to provide health-related education or information and other services as needed.
Established in 2005, the South Side Healthcare Collaborative (SSHC) is a network of over 30 federally qualified health centers (FQHC), free and charitable clinics and community hospitals. SSHC members are physically located within the 34 communities that make up the south side of Chicago.
The SSHC’s mission is to improve the health of the residents of Chicago’s south side by advancing the work of its members through service, education, networking and advocacy. The manner in which to execute on the mission is through the vision of mobilizing the vast talents and diversity of the SSHC membership yielding enhanced access to quality, affordable, comprehensive health care to those in need. Furthermore, the SSHC has adopted values that exemplify the ideals of its membership organizations. Collaboration, respect, justice, integrity, quality, accountability and responsiveness support the commitment to improving access to health and social support services that help maintain optimal health and wellbeing.
To find clinics included in the SSHC, please download the South Side Healthcare Collaborative Site List (PDF).