Office of Community


In Case You Missed It


Bethel Daily Bread Opens in Austin

Amazon-funded community health hub addresses immediate and long-term needs
Food pantry
Office of Community Health Equity and Engagement News

RUSH Joins White House Conference on Hunger

Experts from RUSH shared strategies to address social determinants of health
White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
Health Equity

Rush Helps Bring Food to Neighbors of Closed Grocer

Staff jumps in to support West Garfield Park residents
People hand out fresh food
Office of Community Health Equity and Engagement News

A Season of Thanksgiving

Darlene Hightower, vice president, community health equity, announces a new web series focused on leaders in the community
Rush News Article
Health Equity

Rush, UChicago Forming Health Equity Research Network

$20M grant awarded by NIH to address chronic diseases related to unequal access
Patient and provider at church health event
Health Equity

Foundation Highlights Rush’s Antiracism Efforts

Employees inspired solutions to support staff and neighbors
People walking at Garfield Park

Rush University System for Health Invests Millions in Health Equity

Groundbreaking strategy aims to reduce neighborhood life expectancy gaps
Darlene Hightower at a health equity event

Reimagining Careers in Health Care

Rush’s REACH program leads STEM education on Chicago’s West Side
MedStem participant at a construction site

Rush University Medical Center Leads the Way in Community Investing

Rush invests in West Side businesses, non-profit organizations and others often underserved by the financial services sector
Aerial view of the Rush tower

Rush Boot Camp Helps Pre-Med Students Achieve