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

Provident Scholarship Fund Launches

Cook County Health and Cook County Health Foundation launched the Provident Scholarship Fund to provide over $700,000 in scholarships to students from communities of color who are studying for careers in healthcare. 

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

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Bridging the Health Equity Gap for African Americans

In February our country celebrates the contributions of African Americans as well as highlighting issues of heart health. While we…


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…


Provident Scholarship Launches

Cook County Health and Cook County Health Foundation Partner to Create New Educational Opportunity On April 26, 2022, Cook County…