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After Aldi Closed In A Food Desert, West Side Groups Give Groceries To Neighbors — But Permanent Food Access Is Needed, They Say
“You would never turn the electricity off in the community, you would never stop pumping water. Fresh food can be the difference between life and death.”
Aldi Abruptly Closes West Side Grocery Store, Angering Residents Already Living In Food Desert: ‘It’s A Dire Situation’
Residents are calling on Aldi to give its now-vacant building back to the West Garfield Park community to ensure it can be revived as a fresh food resource.
West Side Leads City In Boosting Vaccine Rates. The Key? Meeting Residents Where They’re At, Health Leaders Say
West Side health organizations worked with neighborhood groups, churches, schools and block clubs to educate people about vaccines and overcome people's reservations.
Sinai Chicago Offers Free Rides To Patients In Effort To Remove Barriers To Health Access
Patients can now get free transportation services to any appointment within the health system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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."
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.