Services and Community Partners

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As an integrated department within the College of Nursing, our Faculty Practice program matches expert faculty clinicians and nursing students with partner sites to deliver comprehensive nursing services to a variety of patient populations. Our partners include non-profit social service organizations, academic institutions, private health care providers and general businesses. Outcomes from our partnerships are outstanding and include improved health biometrics, decreased health care costs, and high partner and patient satisfaction.

Who are our partners?

  • Non-profit social service organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Private health care providers
  • General businesses

We provide the following services at our clinical sites:

  • Direct nursing care
  • Primary care for men, women and children of all ages
  • Mental health services
  • Health and wellness education
  • Health care consultation and referrals
  • In-depth community-based research
  • Public health and quality improvement

Current consulting partnerships include:

  • Statistical analysis for a wide range of disciplines
  • Workplace wellness solutions for small- to mid-size businesses
  • Oversight of immunization and health screening compliance for various community preschool and elementary school community partners
  • Ongoing evaluation of school policy for chronic illnesses such as asthma and food allergies
  • Consultation services for children in foster families in a community organization

In addition to the partnership sites below, we also have three Faculty Practice Clinics providing specially tailored onsite healthcare services for special populations. Learn more about these locations

Clinical Sites and Community Partners

Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center

Bobby E. Wright’s mission is to improve the quality of life for Chicago’s Westside residents by providing the highest quality of mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities services to children, adolescents, and adults within a cultural context that is sensitive to the community. These services are available to all persons who meet the admission criteria regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, religion, etc. No one is denied services due to inability to pay.

Site Location: 4133 Madison

Services Provided: outpatient therapy, case management, psychiatric evaluations, and establishing relationships with substance abuse centers to provide a warm handoff to improve the continuum of care for any members of Bobby E. Wright that we refer to various inpatient substance abuse programs located around Chicago.

Website: https://www.bewcbhc.org/

Family Connects Chicago

Family Connects Chicago is an in-home nurse service available to Chicago families with newborns. The service is simple: A registered nurse visits your home around 3 weeks after birth to check on mom, baby and the whole family.

Site location: Various locations across Chicago.

Population served: Chicago families with newborns.

Services provided: Maternal and infant health assessment, and linkage to community resources to support newborn care as part of Family Connects Chicago.

Website: www.healthychicagobabies.org/family-connects/

CommunityHealth

The Community Health Nurse is accountable for coordinating and facilitating client services across the various levels of the continuum for a population of clients. In this role, Keith provides direct patient care through patient education and guidance regarding medications, lifestyle modifications, and treatment plans.

Site location: 2611 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Population served: Uninsured and underserved residents of Chicago and surrounding communities.

Services provided: Adult primary care.

Website: www.communityhealth.org

Connect Chicago 

Connect Chicago is an initiative to expand community-based COVID-19 testing with an emphasis on health education, and connection to care developed as a collaboration between Rush University Medical Center, Rush Office of Community Health Equity and Engagement, and Esperanza Health Centers in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Site Location: Self Help Federal Credit Union: 2521 S. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, 60623

Population Served: All Chicago residents

Services Provided: COVID-19 PCR testing, COVID-19 rapid testing, Connection to local resources, Connection to healthcare providers, Health promotion programming

Website: www.rush.edu/connectchicago

Social Media: IG: @ConnectChicago_

Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance Health’s clinicians focus on care for members of the community who are experiencing homelessness or unstable housing. Some of my responsibilities include teaching and implementing infection control measures, COVID testing, providing education on disease prevention and chronic disease management, performing health screenings, and administering vaccinations.

Site location: 5501 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60621

Population served: Impoverished and underserved populations in the Chicagoland area.

Services provided: Primary, oral and behavioral health care.

Website: www.heartlandalliance.org

Marla Kushner, DO

Site location: 2437 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

Population served: Families and adolescents.

Services provided: Primary care, women’s health care, preventative care, treatment of acute and chronic diseases, adolescent and addiction medicine.

Website: www.drmarlakushner.com

Laurance Armour Day School

Site location: 2150 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612

Population served: Infant to eighth grade (four months to 14 years old) attending the Laurance Armour Day School at Rush.

Services provided: Department of Child and Family Services and Rush required compliance management, staff education, general nursing consultation and support for children attending the Laurance Armour Day School.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Site location: 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607, 11600 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60643

Population served: Youth and young adults aged 9-21 years.

Services provided: Residential nursing support and wellness education for adolescents and young adults.

Website: www.mercyhome.org

Northside Housing and Supportive Services

Northside Housing and Supportive Services (NSHSS) is a housing program that has a 72-bed men’s emergency shelter in Uptown as well as over 170 permanent supportive housing units throughout Chicago for formerly homeless adults. We work with over 100 clients a year, providing ongoing in-home health education and medical case management for clients who are housed, in addition to consulting on the health needs of clients who are currently experiencing homelessness.

Site location: 4410 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 101, Chicago, IL 60640

Population served: Adults with a history of homelessness living in permanent supportive housing.

Services provided: Home visiting, health education, linkage to primary and specialty care.

Website: www.northsidehousing.org

Renaissance Social Services 

Renaissance Social Services Inc. aims to prevent homelessness among at risk populations through provision of safe and secure housing, fostering autonomy and independence, and through links with supportive services, to help clients build self-sufficiency and lead healthier lives.

Site Location: Office: 2150 W. Washington Ave.; Field work city wide

Populations Served: Single adults, Families, Older adults

Services provided: 

  • Assistance accessing and maintaining supportive services critical to accessing healthcare and maintaining housing as a part of healthcare (SNAP, SSI, Navigation of Medicare/ Medicaid, problem solving transportation issues).
  • Advocacy in healthcare settings including care coordination with providers, collaboration with insurance case managers to access or maintain services like substance use counseling, aid in appealing insurance decisions like changes to medication regimens due to insurance formulary barriers.
  • Health screening and coaching including vitals assessments, healthy diet education ( carb counts/ diabetic diets, heart healthy diets, low sodium), physical activity. 
  • Medication education and aid with management including instructions on using aids like pill boxes, alarms, and coordination with home health agencies to manage medication administration as appropriate with older adults.
  • Service as consult in problem solving independent living and health issues including access to mental health services and education about hospital and health care systems.

Website: https://www.rssichicago.org/

Rush University Student Health Services 

Rush University is the academic enterprise of Rush University Medical Center. Rush University Medical Center, or RUMC, is an Illinois non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that has a tripartite educational, research and clinical mission. Each component of the mission of RUMC is co-equal in importance, and this tripartite mission allows academics and research to be fully integrated with clinical practice, providing an educational experience built around a teacher-practitioner model in order to train the next generation of health care professionals and providers while promoting a research environment that goes hand in hand with clinical excellence. Located on the RUMC campus in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, Rush University offers degree and certificate programs across medicine, nursing, allied health and biomedical research 

Site Location: 600 S. Paulina St. Chicago, Illinois 60612 

Population Served: Rush University educates more than 2,700 students both on campus and online, representing 18 countries.

Services Provided:  The Office of Student Health Services consists of health care practitioners that work in collaboration with Rush Employee and Corporate Health Services and Infection Prevention and Control Team. The Student Health team ensures the university’s COVID-19 policy and procedures are in alignment with that of the Rush System’s and keeps the health and safety of students and campus a priority. The Office of Student Health Services works collaboratively with each college to confidentially track and report student compliance for both COVID-19 and Influenza requirements, as well as manages the COVID-19 weekly testing requirement for students with an approved exemption.  The Office of Student Health Services also collaborates with Infection Prevention and Control on student contact tracing and exposures to COVID-19 and serves as a resource to students for questions regarding required vaccinations, compliance, and protocols with returning to campus after testing positive for COVID-19.   

Website: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/ 

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

Site location: 355 E. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60611

Population served: All ages.

Services provided: Treatment of osteoarthritis and related mobility impairment. Sees rheumatology outpatients.

Website: www.sralab.org

Thresholds

Thresholds clinicians have a primary focus on Mental Health and work on the ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) team. ACT teams serve individuals struggling with a high acuity of mental health needs and our goal is to keep these individuals living in the community independently.

Site location: Various locations across Chicago.

Population served: Adult psychiatric patients/dual Dx.

Services provided: Primary care and chronic disease management for adult men and women. Faculty Practice registered nurses provide integrated health care case management, individual therapy, health promotion, health screening activities and medication management for adults with serious mental illness.

Website: www.thresholds.org

Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare

Trilogy Behavioral Health supports people in their recovery from mental illness by helping them discover and reclaim their capabilities, life direction and well-being.

Site location: Various locations across Chicago.

Population served: Adult psychiatric patients/dual Dx.

Services provided: Behavioral, primary and holistic health care. Faculty Practice nurse practitioners provide integrated health care case management, individual therapy, health promotion, health screening activities and medication management for adults with serious mental illness.

Website: www.trilogyinc.org

Yorktown Health

Yorktown Health is a private practice partnership where we provide personalized, complete healthcare for women in Chicago’s western suburbs. We are known for our warm, caring approach and personalized attention. We are proud to have delivered thousands of babies and to have cared for women in all stages of life.

Site location: 500 E 22nd Street Suite A Lombard, IL 60148

Population served: OB-GYN - MD office primarily serving women of child-bearing age.

Services provided: OB-GYN/primary care services primarily for women of child-bearing age.

Website: yorktownhealth.com

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