The goal of the Center for Community Health Equity is to improve community health outcomes and contribute to the elimination of health inequities in Chicago.
We are a jointly run Center, co-founded by DePaul and Rush in 2015. Our work is interdisciplinary – linking sociologists, geographers, and other social scientists with health care professionals. We all share a desire to conduct meaningful research that contributes to social justice in our communities.
Working closely with students and community partners, our efforts come together around the idea that deliberate action based on data can change seemingly intractable problems.