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

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…