As part of its commitment to advance health equity, the University of Chicago Medicine invested $607 million in benefits and services to the community in fiscal 2021. This includes $520.4 million invested at the University of Chicago Medical Center and $86.5 million invested at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.
University of Chicago Medicine Feed1st pantries distributed more than twice as much food than normal between March 2020 and November 2021, while pantry program at a similar hospital that required patrons to provide identification to receive food saw distribution rates drop
About 75% of those who face mental health challenges also deal with the accompanying social stigma. Fear, shame and guilt can prevent people from seeking help.