Access to Care
Northwestern Medicine provided more than $65 million in charity care last year, and continues to be a leading provider of charity care in Illinois.
We are one of the leading care providers for patients on Medicaid across Chicagoland.
Safety Net Providers
We collaborate with partners like Erie Family Health and Near North Health to bring world-class care to patients in underserved neighborhoods.
We provide funding and training to multiple community partners that offer trauma counseling and other support services to help people impacted by violence each year.
Our employees represent 85% of Chicagoland ZIP codes, including some of the most economically-challenged areas.
We help prepare people for employment through job fairs, interview skills training and resumé writing workshops.
Training the Next Generation
The Northwestern Medicine Discovery and Scholars programs encourage young people to pursue careers in health care.
Every year, Northwestern Medicine hires interns from across Chicagoland. Many come to us through our youth education programs.
Future Healthcare Providers
We train more than 2,700 nurses, physicians, pharmacists, physical therapists, social workers and other healthcare professionals every year.
Evidence Based Intervention
We help community members understand their health with personalized education that enables them to address these issues directly.
We help our community partners teach residents how to eat healthy on a budget and improve their fitness.
Chronic Disease Management
We work with partners to create targeted and localized programs that address chronic conditions, such as diabetes.