Project HEAL

OUR MISSION – HIV & HCV Screening, Education, Awareness, & Linkage to Care.

We aim to leverage electronic medical technologies and streamline clinical workflow to identify HIV and Hepatitis C infections and other diseases in Chicago communities served by UI Health Hospital System, thereby ensuring that we link all patients with HIC or HVC and those who are at an increased risk of contracting HIV or HCV d to timely and appropriate care through rigorous care coordination and outreach efforts. And further, to engage in public health research, build upon current programs and establish best practices.

What We Do:

Project HEAL is the routine HIV & HCV screening initiative at UI Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health). The high volume of patients seen at UI Health – a large, urban medical center and safety-net provider in Chicago – is an ideal point of contact for patients to be widely screened for HIV and HCV. This project is a collaborative effort between Infectious Disease, Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Public Health, Hepatology, and Internal Medicine.