Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Community Health


At the core of the Center for Community Health are the partnerships. Policy makers, public health officials, community leaders, funding organizations, and community practices we partner with are dedicated to making the diverse populations of Chicago healthier.

Learn more about our partners below. For information about partnership matching or connecting with one of these partners, please contact the Center for Community Health.

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Interested in joining the Center for Community Health? Please see the Members section of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine site to learn more.

NameTypeFocus Area
Access Community Health NetworkPractice-relatedAdult and pediatric care
Access DuPageCBOMental health through holistic health services
Access LivingCBODisability
Advocate Health CarePractice-relatedSingle-owner health system, adult and pediatric care
Alderman Burnett's OfficeCBOProvide quality public service to the residents and business owners of the 27th Ward.
Alivio Medical CenterPractice-relatedFQHC, latino community, uninsured, under insured
Alliance for Chicago Community Health ServicesPractice-relatedShare resources and integrate services to deliver accessible quality healthcare to the communities efficiently and effectively, and develop community-driven research.
Alternatives, Inc.CBOSubstance Abuse/personal development, strengthening family relationship and enhancing community's well-being
American Medical AssociationPractice-relatedHealthcare advocacy
Apostolic Faith ChurchCBOFaith-based church
Arthritis FoundationCBOArthritis advocacy
Asian Health CoalitionCBOHealth of Asian community
Bickerdike Redevelopment CorpCBODedicated to preserving the ethnic and cultural character of our neighborhoods (West Town, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Avondale and Hermosa), while improving the economic conditions of the community.
Building a Healthier Chicago (DHHS)PublicDHHS initiative: improve the health of Chicago residents and employees
Cambodian Association of IllinoisCBOCambodian Community
Case Western Reserve UniversityAcademic, PublicUniversity
Center for Cultural Understanding and Change, Field MuseumAcademic, PublicAnthropological research to identify and catalyze strengths and assets of communities in Chicago and beyond
Center for Neighborhood TechnologyCBO, PublicUrban sustainability
Centro RomeroCBOLatino immigrants/refugees
Centro Salud EspiranzaPractice-relatedHealth center: Underserved
Chicago Asthma ConsortiumCBO, PublicAsthma advocacy
Chicago Commons Nia Family CenterCBOPromote and foster lifelong learning through education and support with individuals, families and communities
to overcome poverty, discrimination and isolation.
Chicago Community Health Worker Local NetworkCBOCommunity health workers
Chicago Department of Public HealthPublicImproving a safer & healthier Chicago
Chicago Hispanic Health CoalitionCBOLatino health
Chicago Lake Shore Medical AssociatesPractice-relatedPrivate practice: Internal medicine
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for PlanningPublicPlanning agency
Chicago Public SchoolsPublicProvide high quality education in Chicago
Chicago State University Academic, PublicUniversity
Chicago Youth ProgramsCBOYouth development
Chinese Mutual AidCBOChinese/Asian immigrant communities
CHITRECPractice-relatedChicago Health IT Reginal Extension Center - Consultation, education and provisioning services to help primary care providers achieve meaningful use of EHRs.
Coalition of Limited English Speaking ElderlyCBOImmigrant/refugee elderly
Community Media WorkshopCBOCommunication coaching for non-profit, grassroots & arts organizations
Community-Campus Partnerships for HealthCBOPromote health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions
Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago ChildrenCBOYouth obesity
Cook County Board of Health ServicesPublic

Protect and promote health through effective and efficient disease prevention and health promotion programs of suburban Cook County

Cottage View Health CenterPractice-relatedFQHC, adult and pediatric care
Crossroads CoalitionCBOImprove the health status of diverse South Suburban Cook County
Daley Library HumboldtCBOEncourage and support exploration, creation, learning and collaboration through its collections of books, newspapers, magazines, educational and entertainment DVDs.
DARTNET - American Academy of Family PhysiciansPractice-relatedAssociation of adult medicine practices: Comparative effectiveness research
Demoiselle 2 FemmeCBOYouth development
Department of Population Health SciencesAcademic, Public
DePaul University Academic, PublicUniversity
Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research CenterCBO, PublicUniversity - Promoting community-based participatory research in the city of Detroit
Fox Chase Cancer CenterPractice-relatedCancer support
eater Humboldt Park Community Diabetes Empowerment CenterCBODiabetes advocacy
Greater Humboldt Park Community of WellnessCBOHealth of Puerto Rican/Humboldt Park community
Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care CoalitionCBOPediatric palliative care
Harlem Community-Academic PartnershipCBOImproving health & well-being of urban residents
Health Care Consortium of IllinoisCBOCommitted to developing and maintaining targeted, community-based, integrated health and human service delivery systems to increase the well-being of individuals, families and communities throughout Illinois by means of advocacy, awareness and action.
Healthcare Alternative Services, Inc.CBOSubstance abuse
HealthConnect OneCBOCommunity health workers
Healthy Southeast ChicagoCBOHealth equity initiatives
Heartland AlliancePractice-relatedFQHC, immigrant, homeless, poverty
I Have a DreamCBOEducation support for children
iBIO InstituteIndustry, PublicBusiness leadership, education programs & job creations
Illinois African American Coalition for PreventionCBOAfrican american health
Illinois Biotechnology Industry OrganizationIndustryBiotechnology industry association
Injury Prevention and Research CenterAcademic, PublicReduce preventable injuries
Japanese American Service CommitteeCBOJapanese american community: Perserve and raise awareness of Japanese American culture
John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook CountyPublicHospital, low income
Kelly Hall YMCACBOProvides a safe haven and services to the severely underserved community of West Humboldt Park.
Korean American Community ServicesCBOKorean community
La Casa NorteCBOYouth and family homelessness
Lke County Health DepartmentPublicPublic Health Department
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's HospitalPractice-relatedPediatrics hospital
Leonard Schanfield Research Institute, Council of Jewish Elderly Senior LifeCBOJewish community - elder care
Logan Square Neighborhood AssociationCBOLatino community
Loyola University Academic, PublicUniversity
Mayo ClinicPractice-relatedHealth Center
Metropolitan Asian Family ServicesCBOAsian community
North Shore University Health SystemPractice-relatedSingle-owner health system
Northwestern Memorial FoundationPractice-relatedUniversity-owned practice: Internal medicine
Northwestern Memorial HospitalPractice-relatedHospital
Pediatric Practice Research GroupPractice-relatedThe oldest pediatric network in the country, the PPRG includes over 80 pediatric primary care sites and 450 clinicians in the metropolitan Chicago area.  Promoting optimal child health and function through practice-based research in a primary care setting.
Pilsen Little Village Community Mental Health CenterCBOMental health through holistic health services
Project BrotherhoodCBOHealth of African american men
REACH NetworkPractice-relatedResearch and Education for Academic Achievement.  Chicago-based 17 adult primary care sites including private practices and community health centers with about 150 physicians and 200,000 patients.  Fosters translational research, practice-based research, quality improvement, continuing medical education and academic growth and development of community-based physicians.
Research Triangle InstituteAcademicEvaluation & research group
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan ChicagoCBORespiratory health
Roberto Clemente Student Health Center (Y.E.S.!)CBOYouth development
Rogers Park Health CenterPractice-relatedAdult and pediatric care
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and SciencePractice-relatedUniversity clinics: Adult and pediatric care
Rush University Medical Center, ChicagoPractice-relatedUniversity clinics: Adult and pediatric care
Shirley Ryan AbilityLabPractice-relatedRehabilitation hospital
Sinai Urban Health InstituteAcademic, PublicUrban health research
Sisters Working it OutCBOBreast cancer awareness & advocacy for African American women
Southside Health Care CollaborativePractice-relatedPractice network: Adult and pediatric care
The Cancer Institute of New JerseyPractice-related, CBOCancer advocacy
Thomas Jefferson UniversityAcademic, PublicUniversity: educating professionals, discovering new knowledge & patient care
University of ArkansasAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of California - San FranciscoAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of ChicagoAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of Chicago, Arete InitiativeAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of Illinois at ChicagoAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer CenterAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of MichiganAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of MinnesotaAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of PennsylvaniaAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; School of Public HealthAcademic, PublicUniversity
University of Wisconsin in Population Health InstituteAcademic, PublicUniversity
Uptown Community Health CenterPractice-relatedPediatric hospital clinic
West Humboldt Park Development CouncilCBOImprove the quality of life for people, families and businesses in the West Humboldt Park community.
Westside Health AuthorityCBOHealth in Austin/African american communities