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Community Health

May 12, 2020

​There is strength in numbers. In terms of the coronavirus, the closer groups are together, the greater and stronger the spread. This same notion applies to the incredible work of the West Side COVID-19 homeless coalition to keep one of the city's most vulnerable populations safe now — and in the future. And Rush is leading the way.

January 17, 2020

On Jan. 23, NASEM will hold an event providing community members with the opportunity to learn more about a recently released study on the need to integrate social care into health care delivery.

September 19, 2017

Rush University Medical Center will invest more than $6 million over the next three years in organizations that are working to revitalize neighborhoods on the West Side of Chicago.

January 19, 2017

Comparing publicly available community health data revealed that the incidence of children born in Chicago weighing fewer than 2500 grams is strongly associated with residing in a segregated neighborhood.  But  in Toronto — a city about the same size as Chicago — rates of low birth weight babies in neighborhoods did not vary significantly across communities. Study authors can infer that it is not race that determines birth outcomes, but rather the lived experience of minority status in a discriminatory society and the legacy of concentrated disadvantage that result in unequal birth outcomes.  

November 26, 2016

Rush’s Health Legacy Program teaches black women to make lifestyle changes to improve their health and set an example in their homes.

August 11, 2016

Ilena Banks was one of nine high school students who beat the odds and graduated in June from the Simpson Academy for Young Women.

July 17, 2016

Through a series of innovative faculty- and student-run programs, Rush University is strengthening the health of its neighbors, while preparing its students for the new realities of health care delivery.

June 27, 2016

A Rush study compared the effects of two different interventions to encourage black women to be physically active.

June 6, 2016

A six-year Rush volunteer effort that began with earthquake relief now includes a new clinic and a water program in a tent city that's home to hundreds of thousands.