Your zip code should not determine your life expectancy. That's the driving principle behind the Center for Community Health Equity, launched by Rush University and DePaul University in 2015. This collaborative partnership works to combat health disparities through education, outreach and research.
With guidance from faculty at Rush and DePaul, students can participate in a wide range of projects focused on health equity, including the following:
- Contributing to Rush’s community health needs assessment
- Comparing health disparities in Chicago to other cities around the world
- Compiling essential health disparities studies
- Tracking how students change as they become involved in community service experiences
If you want to know more about the Center for Community Health Equity and its activities at Rush University, please contact Raj Shah, MD.