Reducing health disparities for Illinois residents by addressing the conditions that lead to poor health outcomes

Mission

PRITZKER COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE

The Pritzker Community Health Initiative (PCHI) seeks to reduce health disparities for Illinois residents by being an active partner in addressing the conditions that lead to poor health outcomes. The Foundation’s investments work to achieve health equity by investing directly in providers’ capacity to serve patients and spurring the development of innovative healthcare delivery models that will result in better care for the most vulnerable.

Investments

PCHI is working to expand health care access for Illinois families through programmatic and capital investments in underserved communities. By expanding access, our work will reduce the number of uninsured children in Illinois by 50% by 2023.

PCHI is working to increase access to reproductive health services in order to improve the health and well-being of young women across Illinois. By reducing barriers and expanding access to care our work will eliminate unmet contraceptive needs in Illinois by 2023.

PCHI is working to reduce the number of behavioral health emergency room admissions by improving coordination of care and case management. By improving care coordination for those most at risk for hospitalization, we will cut in half the number of behavioral health emergency room admissions in Cook County by 2023.

PCHI is working to eliminate the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Illinois and improve the access to care by those infected with the virus. By expanding access to care we will bring the incidence of new HIV infections to a functional zero (under 100 cases per year) by 2028.