University of Illinois Cancer Center Strategic Partners
To better serve the community, the University of Illinois Cancer Center fosters meaningful relationships to ensure the highest standard of cancer healthcare, research and education. By partOur relationships with cancer-related, community and cultural groups throughout Chicago assist the Cancer Center in its mission to provide quality healthcare and information on cancer, particularly to medically-underserved populations. These partners enable us to make our comprehensive cancer services more accessible to the community.
Bright Pink provides education, resources and support for individuals with high-risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
Gilda's Club provides support, activities (physical and social), support groups/meetings and family activities for all cancer populations and types of cancer.
Imerman Angels provides FREE, mentored, individualized support (by age, disease site, life circumstance, etc.) to any cancer fighter, survivor and caregiver, worldwide.
Stupid Cancer serves young adults with cancer (all disease sites) with assistance and support - legal, financial, fertility, companionship and job assistance.
The Komen Foundation offers navigation of cancer diagnosis and treatment, support networks and resources for breast cancer patients and survivors.
Twist Out Cancer is a social media platform for cancer patients and survivors and their families to connect with each other and self-advocate for their needs throughout the cancer process.
INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIETIES
The University of Illinois hosts lectures, events, educational sessions, cancer screenings, cancer clinical trials, and information on prevention and research.
The IDPH is responsible for protecting the state's 12.4 million residents, as well as countless visitors, through the prevention and control of disease and injury.
The CDPH makes Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care for all Chicagoans.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.
Cook County Hospital is the largest component of the safety net for health care in Chicago and Cook County.
The International Cancer Council navigates the policies, programs, resources and research that is helping to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer on medically-underserved and ethnic minorities.
The Jesse Brown VA works to provide veterans with the world-class benefits and services they have earned, including healthcare, financial assistance and vocational rehabilitation.
The Loretto Hospital partners with its physicians, employees and the communities it serves to provide quality patient care adn promotes wellness and education.
COMMUNITY AND FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
These partnerships bring together the expertise, resources adn wisdom of the communities with that of the university to strengthen the quality of life for all beneficiaries.
The CTTS has three overarching mandates: education, research support and facilitation of novel and collaborative approaches to clinical translation research.
This program attracts and supports students from traditionally underserved populations, into the degree preograms at UIC that lead to health care careers, with the belief that those who graduate are more likely to practice in the communities with the greatest need.
The Asian Health Coalition works to educate, increase awareness and link women to care among the South East Asian Community (Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese).
Located in the Pullman community, this venue is a 10,000-seat arena for family entertainment, sports and cultural events.
Little Black Pearl is a nonprofit that serves youth in neighborhoods on Chicago's south side. The organization works to counter the challenges urban youth face by providing a safe environment, positivie role models, and program and skill development.
The Living Room, based in Woodlawn, provides meals, case management, support groups, life-skills training and more.
Project Brotherhood works to increase health awareness in Black men by training and providing preventative health messages and literature in a cultural and gender-specific (and age-specific) manner.
Salem Baptist serves Chicago's Roseland community through spiritual, social and community outreach programs.
St. Benedict, in East Englewood is dedicated to serving their neighborhoods through communication and community service.
The Thapelo Institute works to educate the public, primarily African Americans, about strategies on illness prevention and disease management.