This project is built on community input.

The South Side Healthy Community Organization has engaged more than 2,000 South Side residents, healthcare providers, faith leaders, elected leaders, patients and more in an effort to gather input and ideas on what makes a healthy community. The proposed transformation model has been informed by 12 small-group community listening sessions, two large scale community meetings, survey responses and continued community feedback.

June 22, 2022 Town Hall

Over 150 of our community members gathered for a brief overview of the South Side Healthy Community Organization and progress being made toward more access to care; an update on hiring opportunities and jobs with the organization; and an opportunity to meet our new CEO, Kimberly Hobson! You can watch the recording of the meeting via the YouTube video to the left.

Community Grand Rounds

The Community Grand Rounds – a series of community events hosted by UChicago Medicine’s Center for Community Health & Vitality (CCHV), with support from the University of Chicago’s Institute for Translational Medicine and the Urban Health Initiative – welcomed SSHCO’s very own Brenda Battle, Dr. Airica Steed, Dr. Barrett Hatches and Margie Johnson to hear their thoughts on what the SSHCO means to South Side residents and answer questions from interested listeners.

Sept. 10 Listening Session Summary Report

Nearly 150 South Side healthcare providers, faith-based and community leaders, local electeds and others gathered virtually September 10, 2020 to offer their perspectives on healthcare on the South Side. Five breakout sessions produced a lot of great feedback and ideas.


Community Engagement Report

This report captures feedback from 12 virtual community listening sessions where patients, residents, hospital workers, parishioners, community organization representatives and others gathered to discuss ideas for improving health on Chicago’s South Side.


Highlights from Community-wide Survey

Hundreds of survey participants were asked, “What ideas or solutions would you like to see implemented through the South Side Health Transformation Project?” The responses to this and more were aggregated here.


Oct. 8 Summary Transformation Model

On October 8, 2020, more than 100 South Side healthcare providers, faith-based and community leaders, local elected officials and others convened to contribute their ideas in response to an early transformation model concept. The feedback from the meeting’s participants can be found in the report.


Feb. 28, 2022 Virtual Town Hall

Our virtual town hall gathered over 220 South Side community members to hear more about the South Side Healthy Community Organization’s status updates, including our year one hiring plans, next steps on our social service Request for Information, the commitment we’re making to diverse vendors, and where we stand on our CEO search. Watch the meeting recording via the YouTube video to the left, or use the buttons below to read a town hall overview and the questions we discussed during our question-and-answer period.