Primary care in a comprehensive, clinically integrated safety net

Cook County Health  (CCH) is a large, urban public health system focused on serving those most in need. CCH includes a world-class major medical center, a local community hospital, a dozen primary care medical home (PCMH) clinics, the Core Center for HIV & Infectious Disease, the Cook County Department of Public Health, and Cermak Correctional Health Services.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is actively addressing health disparities across the CCH health system. We provide primary care to families at eight community based primary care medical homes, our large adult medicine inpatient service includes four teams, and we offer a new and innovative maternal child inpatient service. Department faculty serve in a variety of leadership roles at the local, regional and national level. Our team is actively involved in:

  • Medical home team care and practice transformation;
  • Medical education, research and scholarship aimed at reducing health disparities; and
  • Collaboration and innovation with other departments, specialties, organizations, and of course our communities.

The Department’s vision is inspired by the aligned strategic objectives for CCH over the next three years:

  • Achieve Health Equity
  • Quality and Safety
  • Demonstrate Value
  • Workforce
  • Medical Education and Research