Cook County Health Foundation is committed to expanding and improving health care for those with the fewest resources through support of our public health system, Cook County Health. Through education, fundraising and advocacy, the Foundation works to decrease barriers to health care and increase health equity in metropolitan Chicago. Learn how we help

As the virus’ second surge spikes and infections and hospitalizations rise, please help our healthcare providers save lives.

Cook County Health is on the front line of preventing, managing, and treating Coronavirus. Doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, support staff and public health staff are working hard to contain the epidemic and save lives. Give to the Coronavirus Fund Today.

Cook County Health:
Serving those who need care most


patients are uninsured


people served each year


annual patient visits

only 3%

of budget is provided by local taxes



The second surge of COVID-19 puts a pall on our holiday celebrations, means ever more restrictions in our daily lives,…


Foundation Funds at Work

The Foundation has supported many COVID-19 related projects at Cook County Health from providing meals to staff stretched to their…


Collision Course: The Impact of Four Simultaneous Epidemics

While the nation’s focus since March has been on the Coronavirus pandemic, Cook County and the nation have seen the…


Moving from inequity to equity

The cruel and unjust death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has led to massive peaceful protests, looting, and violence in…