Project HEAL

What We Do:

Project HEAL is a screening, education, and linkage to care 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 treatable diseases, such as HIV, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, and diabetes. Project HEAL is housed in the Department of Emergency Medicine and is a collaborative effort between Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Pathology, Public Health, Hepatology, and Internal Medicine.

OUR VISION & MISSIONHealth, Education, Awareness, & Linkage to Care.

Our vision is proactive and preventive Emergency Medicine that focuses on underserved populations to address health inequities.

Our mission is to develop electronic medical record driven innovations to diagnose and link vulnerable patients seen in the Emergency Department to long-term care and treatment to improve patient outcomes. And further, to engage in public health research, build upon current programs, and establish best practices for social emergency medicine.