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Community Engagement

August 19, 2020

If you’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves Black and Latinx Chicago neighborhoods and had access to between $10,000 and $100,000 to conduct a COVID-19 project that supports your community, what would you do with the money?

Live Healthy Chicago, a community-based collaborative that implements initiatives to improve the wellness of seniors and high-risk populations experiencing COVID-19 health disparities and food insecurity, would like to know.

June 22, 2020

Una carta de 36 hospitales y centros de salud que se comprometen a trabajar para mejorar la equidad en salud en toda la ciudad, centrándose en los vecindarios vulnerables de Chicago.

April 6, 2020

Rush has launched a collaboration with health systems, homeless shelters and the city of Chicago to slow the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless.

April 1, 2020

Two RMC student leaders are collaborating with students from the region's other medical colleges to help keep hospitals and health care providers equipped

January 16, 2019

The Rush Surplus Project, which donates excess hospital food to those in need, is expanding to directly assist Rush patients with food insecurity.

January 15, 2019

Students from each of Rush University’s four colleges will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by performing health screenings and vaccinations, providing meals and education and collecting toiletries for military veterans.

December 5, 2018
Rush is a national leader of the movement among health systems to leverage their economic resources to increase the vitality of struggling communities near them.
October 10, 2018

Rush is part of an initiative by U.S. Senator Richard Durbin to reduce violence in Chicago.

July 17, 2018

Rush's Health IT Pathways program is helping Chicago high school students find a bridge to college and rewarding work after graduation.

May 23, 2018

Rush is among the first health systems in the country to securely connect its electronic medical record with a web-based resource directory that allows physicians, nurses and social workers to refer patients to the non-medical resources — like food, housing and transportation — needed to address chronic health and social conditions.