Our Community Health programs address many of the chronic community health issues facing low-income populations in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. Surveys have found that prevalent issues include food insecurity, obesity, sexually transmitted infections, diabetes, heart disease, and mental health issues. We offer a variety of health education services, cost-free to participants, to address these critical community health needs.
Back 2 School Fair
Held in August, the Back 2 School Health Fair promotes healthy activity and connects neighborhood families with school supplies, physicals, vaccines, and resources from our partner agencies.
Know Your Status
Know Your Status offers no-cost STI and HIV testing, education, and outreach to reduce stigma, prevent new infections and link HIV positive individuals to services to achieve undetectable status.
Public Health AmeriCorps
Our Public Health AmeriCorps members act as health educators, counselors, and system navigators, helping participants manage their health and increasing community knowledge of healthy behaviors.
Healthy Lifestyles offers age-appropriate wellness workshops, education, and food demonstrations to build knowledge around a variety of health topics including cancer, diabetes, and mental health.
Meet Our Staff
Get to know our Community Health staff. Learn more about their background, interests, and passion for this work. Collectively, we offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise from educational tools to health aids.
Our in-house food pantry provides weekly food packets for participants and their families so they can focus on the programs they're enrolled in without worrying about their next meal.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized training that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness in their family, friends, community, and workplaces.