Chicago

Chicago

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The NHC 2021-2022 Member Application is Now Open!

Why Serve Chicago?

Chicago, a city of more than 77 diverse neighborhoods, is known as the ”best big city in the world” and the ”heart of the Midwest." Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is home to nearly 3 million people, making it the third largest city in the United States. With an array of the world’s top architecture, foodie destinations, champion sports teams, historic museums, art and theater gems, an eclectic music scene, and vast parks and green spaces, this city can feel like home to all.

According to the NYU School of Medicine, Chicago has one of the largest life expectancy gaps in the U.S. The City Health Dashboard shows that not all residents have access to equitable and preventative health services and education, resulting in challenges such as finding quality care for substance use prevention, obesity/physical inactivity, violence, student absenteeism, lack of walkability, and a diminished quality of life for older adults. However, the people of Chicago have a civically engaged growth mindset and a passion for equity, and are leading efforts in changing the narratives surrounding their communities.

NHC Chicago members are vital community champions that elevate community members' voices and implement action with and for residents and organizations striving for health equity. NHC Chicago members join unique public health teams of federally qualified health centers, hospital systems, community based clinics, and other important organizations. During each year of service, members are exposed to professional development and skill-based trainings to help them ensure that the Chicago community receives the continuum of quality preventative care and health services they deserve.

Meet Our Members

‘‘ I serve because I want to help the communities I am serving in confront the most important health issues they are facing, whether those are chronic conditions or infections diseases. Assisting with testing for COVID-19 at my host site has been a great way to serve my community during my AmeriCorps term. I've learned a lot from the opportunities I've had to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic during my service term and look forward to applying these lessons in my future career. ’’

Bridget Lally, NHC Chicago 20-21 Member

Our Host Sites

Common Threads
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza #212
Advocate Children's Hospital - Community and Health Relations Department
9401 S. Pulaski Rd Ste 202
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Advocate Trinity Hospital
2320 E. 93rd St.
Chicago, IL 60617
Erie Family Health Centers
Erie West Town Health Center
1701 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60622

Erie Amundsen School-Based Health Center
5110 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Erie Clemente Wildcats School-Based Health Center
1147 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Erie Johnson School-Based Health Center
1504 S. Albany Ave.
Chicago, IL 60623

Erie Lake View School-Based Health Center
4015 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

Erie Teen and Young Adult Health Center
2418 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Erie Westside Health Center
646 North Lawndale Avenue
Entrance on Ridgeway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624
Girls in the Game
1401 S. Sacramento Drive (Douglass Park)
Chicago, IL 60623
Heartland Health Centers
HHC-Albany Park
3737 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

HHC-Devon
1300 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

HHC-Lakeview
3048 N. Wilton Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

HHC-Lincoln Square
2645 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

HHC-Wilson
845 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

HHC-Hibbard Elementary School
4930 N. Sawyer Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

HHC-Senn High School
5900 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

HHC-Kilmer Elementary School
6700 North Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

HHC-Sullivan High School
6631 N Bosworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

HHC-Roosevelt High School
3436 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Northwest Side Housing Center
5233 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Kelvyn Park Senior Satellite Center
2715 N. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
St. Bernard Hospital
326 W. 64th St.
Chicago, IL 60621
Respiratory Health Association
1440 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL, 60607