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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
  • A Better Chicago
  • American Medical Association
  • AT&T
  • Ballmer Group
  • Blackhawks Charities
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Chicago COVID Response Fund
  • Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
  • Clara Lionel Foundation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Illinois Medical District
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Michael Reese Health Trust
  • Molson Coors
  • Momentum Fund
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Oprah Winfrey Charitable
  • Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Start Small Foundation
  • Tito’s Vodka
  • Verizon Wireless

Our Technical Partners

  • A.T. Kearny
  • Bain & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Catholic Charities
  • Canon – Canon Solutions America, Inc
  • Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV)
  • Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
  • Civic Consulting Alliance
  • Democracy Collaborative
  • Erie Family Health Center
  • Foxglove Alliance
  • Hansra Consulting
  • HEAL Initiative
  • Homan Square Foundation
  • Illinois Medical District
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • JPMorgan Chase Service Corps
  • Kids First Chicago
  • Kivvit
  • KPMG LLP
  • Loretto Hospital
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Northshore Hospital
  • PwC
  • Root Inc.
  • SG2
  • Sinai Urban Health Institute
  • The Resurrection Project
  • Thresholds
  • Thrive Chicago
  • TLSG
  • UIC School of Public Health
  • University of Chicago Hospital
  • West Town Bikes

Our Economic Vitality Partners

  • Accion Chicago
  • American Medical Association
  • Austin African American Business Networking Association
  • Austin Coming Together
  • Austin Rising
  • Carole Robertson Center for Learning
  • Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE)
  • Chicago Community Loan Fund
  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Chicagoland Healthcare Workforce Collaborative
  • CIBC
  • City Colleges of Chicago Foundation
  • Cook County Land Bank Authority
  • Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
  • Economic Strategies Development Corporation
  • IFF
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Little Village Chamber of Commerce
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Malcolm X College
  • North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Northwest Side Housing Center
  • One Million Degrees
  • Puerto Rican Cultural Center
  • Skills for Chicagoland’s Future
  • West Side Forward
  • Women’s Business Development Center
  • World Business Chicago

Our Education Partners

  • Academy of Scholastic Achievement
  • Austin College and Career Academy
  • Benito Juarez High School
  • Chicago Hope Academy
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Christ the King College Prep
  • Collins Academy High School
  • Community Christian Alternative Academy
  • Crane Medical Preparatory High School
  • David G. Farragut Career Academy
  • Frederick A. Douglass Academy High School
  • George Westinghouse College Prep
  • Infinity Math Science and Technology High School
  • Instituto Health Science Career Academy High School
  • ITW David Speer Academy
  • John Marshall Metropolitan High School
  • Kelvyn Park High School
  • Legal Prep Charter Academy
  • Little Village Lawndale/Infinity
  • Manley Career Academy High School
  • Michele Clark Academic Prep
  • Magnet High School
  • Noble DRW College Prep
  • North Grand High School
  • North Lawndale College Prep – Christiana
  • North Lawndale College Prep – Collins
  • Ombudsman Chicago West
  • Orr Academy
  • Phoenix Military Academy High School
  • Prosser Career Academy
  • Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School
  • St. Ignatius College Prep
  • UIC College Prep
  • Whitney M Young Magnet High School
  • Windy City Dolphins
  • World Language High School

Our Healthcare Partners

  • ACCESS Community Health Network
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Community Health
  • Enlace
  • Esperanza

Our Neighborhood & Physical Environment Partners

  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • City of Chicago
  • Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
  • European American Association
  • Farm on Ogden
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Harmony Community Church Pantry
  • Iglesia Evangelica Emmanuel
  • Illinois Public Health Institute
  • La Casa Norte
  • Marillac House
  • Marshall Square Resource Network
  • New Morning Star Food Pantry
  • New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
  • NowPow
  • Oak Park River Forest Pantry
  • St. Stephen AME Church
  • The Hatchery
  • Windy City Harvest