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West Side Organization Will Launch Community Health Hub Inside Elementary School: ‘Access Is The Most Important Thing’

By basing health services at Herzl School of Excellence in North Lawndale, parents and students can access needed resources at a place they already go to daily, organizers say.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

What Would A Thriving Madison Street And Pulaski Road Look Like? West Side Groups Launch Plan To Revitalize Corridors

By bringing back critical resources to the commercial corridors, organizers aim to help West Garfield Park residents live longer, healthier lives — and to close the area's death gap.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Year Of Pandemic, West Side Health Collaborative Credits ‘Power Of Partnership’ To Battle Health Disparities

West Side United, led by a partnership of six hospitals, is working to close the life expectancy gap between Black and white Chicagoans. But when COVID hit, it pivoted to tackle those unique challenges, too.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Learn The Science Behind The COVID-19 Vaccine From Local Hospital Infectious Disease Expert

The Thursday webinar is co-sponsored by AMITA Health, the Chicago Public Library and West Side United.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Side Businesses Win $10,000 Grants To Help Recover From Pandemic

The grants were awarded by West Side United, a collaborative of hospitals, residents and organizations working to improve community health by tackling the social conditions that lead to poor outcomes.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Free Heart Screenings Available For Uninsured Patients At West Side Hospital

Loretto Hospital is screening uninsured patients for free to help eliminate health disparities faced by Black people on the West Side.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

POC-Owned Small Businesses On West Side Can Apply For $5,000 Pandemic Assistance Grants

The grants are offered by the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and United Airlines to support West Side businesses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Co-Op Owned By Formerly Incarcerated Black Women Wins Grant To Bring More Healthy Meals To South And West Sides

ChiFresh Kitchen in Garfield Park prepares hundreds of free meals each day for partners addressing food insecurity. Now, it'll be able to expand.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

$6 Million In Funding Announced As Part Of West Side United’s Drive To Close 16-Year ‘Death Gap’

The health collaborative is using economic investment opportunities to address the social determinants of health.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side’s Small Businesses And Nonprofits Will Share In $725,000 In Grants To Lift Up Residents, Cut Lifespan Gap

"If you live in a place that has job opportunities, education opportunities and a healthy neighborhood, you are just much more likely to be healthy."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This Group Wants To Help West Side Residents Live Longer By Investing Thousands In Their Small Businesses

West Side United has raised $10.5 million to fund projects, including business loans, to dramatically shorten the 16-year gap in life expectancy between residents in Garfield Park and the Loop.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale