Northwestern Medicine employees wearing PPE.

Protecting Access to Care

Continuing Care in the Community Amidst COVID-19

Healthy communities are better communities. During the pandemic, Northwestern Medicine donated supplies and information, which helped protect front-line employees from infection so organizations like Erie Family Health were able to continue to deliver the care people needed most.

Northwestern Medicine employee passes out food to community members.

Combating Hunger

Anticipating Needs Before They Occur

Northwestern Medicine quickly pivoted during the pandemic to anticipate community needs beyond care delivery. In the face of new economic hardship, some of Chicagoland’s most vulnerable residents struggled to access fresh food. Northwestern Medicine partnered with more than 30 local organizations to help combat hunger.

Northwestern Medicine Donates PPE During COVID-19

Helping People Access Emergency Supplies

Northwestern Medicine Donates PPE During COVID-19

Critical donations of personal protective equipment from Northwestern Medicine helped more than 40 community organizations during the pandemic. This assistance meant organizations like The Boulevard were able to remain open to help adults experiencing homelessness.

Northwestern Medicine employee supports patients virtually.

Addressing Mental Health Needs

Partnership Supports Mental Health

As the number of COVID-19 cases increased in Chicago, so did fear and anxiety among residents. Northwestern Medicine worked closely with 13 community groups to address mental health needs. With a technology grant from Northwestern Medicine, Bright Star Community Outreach in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood was able to ensure people had a safe space to discuss their feelings.

COVID-19 Information

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