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, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Presence Health, Sinai Health System and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

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

Hospital Sponsors

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

Healthcare Partners

  • Erie Family Health Center
  • Illinois Medical District
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Sinai Urban Health Institute

Non-Profit Partners

  • Austin Coming Together
  • Garfield Park Community Council
  • La Casa Norte
  • Lawndale Christian Health Center
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • The Resurrection Project
  • West Town Bikes

Government Partners

  • Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI)
  • Malcolm X College

Funding and Technical Assistance

  • Catholic Charities
  • Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE)
  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Chicagoland Healthcare Workforce Collaborative (CHWC)
  • Civic Consulting Alliance
  • Michael Reese Health Trust
  • Northern Trust
  • World Business Chicago