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

Mothers On The Front Line

Your donation will help all mothers get the health care they need, when they need it, regardless of their ability to pay.

Cook County Health:
Serving those who need care most

45%

patients are uninsured

300,000

people served each year

1,000,000

annual patient visits

only 3%

of budget is provided by local taxes

collage of healthy food

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Food Is Medicine

While many of us take having good, fresh food for granted, it is a luxury for one in four children…

Arms crossed in unity.

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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…

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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…

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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…