West Side United Stakeholders and Partners

Health care institutions, residents, educators, non-profits, businesses, government agencies and faith-based institutions that work, live and congregate on Chicago’s West Side have come together as West Side United to make their neighborhoods stronger, healthier and more vibrant places to live.

West Side United seeks to improve neighborhood health by addressing inequality in healthcare, education, economic vitality and the physical environment using a cross-sector, place-based strategy.

The collaborative is driven by hospital partners Rush University Medical Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, AMITA Health, Cook County Health, Sinai Health System and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

Additional partners, working together to coordinate investments and share outcomes, include:

Our Founding Hospitals

  • AMITA Health
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Cook County Health
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sinai Health System
  • University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Our Generous Funders

  • AMITA Health
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Ballmer Group
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Chicago Workforce Funders Alliance
  • Cook County Health
  • Illinois Medical District
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Michael Reese Health Trust
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sinai Health System
  • UI Health

Our Technical & Community Partners

  • A.T. Kearney
  • Academy of Scholastic Achievement
  • Accion Chicago
  • Alliance for Health Equity
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Austin Coming Together
  • Bain & Company
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy
  • Chicago Community Loan Fund
  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicagoland Healthcare Workforce Collaborative
  • CIBC
  • Civic Consulting Alliance
  • Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
  • Crane Medical Preparatory High School
  • Erie Family Health Center
  • Garfield Park Community Council
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Hammond Elementary School
  • HEAL Initiative
  • IFF
  • Illinois Medical District
  • Illinois Public Health Institute
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • JP Morgan Chase Service Corps
  • Kids First Chicago
  • Kivvit
  • KPMG LLP
  • La Casa Norte
  • Lawndale Christian Health Center
  • Legal Prep Charter Academy
  • LISC
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Malcolm X College
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Northshore Hospital
  • One Million Degrees
  • Project Exploration
  • PwC
  • Root Inc.
  • SG2
  • Sinai Urban Health Institute
  • Skills for Chicagoland’s Future
  • The Resurrection Project
  • Thresholds
  • Thrive Chicago
  • TLSG
  • UIC School of Public Health
  • University of Chicago Hospital
  • West Town Bikes
  • Windy City Dolphins
  • World Business Chicago

Our Grantees

  • Access Community Health Network
  • Amazing Edibles Catering
  • CommunityHealth
  • Enlace
  • Esperanza Health Centers
  • Social Impact Films
  • Sweet Beginnings LLC
  • Telpochcalli Community Education Project
  • The Exodus Drum and Bugle Corp
  • The Goodie Shop
  • TheJumperStore.com, Inc.