UnidosUS Alliance

The American Hospital Association and UnidosUS formed an alliance to build healthy, equitable and resilient communities.

Both of our organizations understand that it is critical that hospital and health systems’ leadership reflect the growing diversity of their patients and staff – and of our country. Through this new alliance, UnidosUS and its Affiliate partners will work together to ensure that health care evolves to address the changing needs of communities.


Healthy, Equitable and Resilient Communities

The Healthy, Equitable and Resilient Communities podcast series, we feature Saint Anthony Hospital’s Collaborative for Community Wellness, a Chicago-based collaborative comprised of 22 community-based organizations. We speak with Dr. Arturo Carrillo, the mental health and family support manager of Saint Anthony Hospital and Patrick Brosnan, executive director of Brighton Park Neighborhood Council.


Lurie Children’s Hospital Community Collaborative Advances Health Equity

The American Hospital Association and the UnidosUS strategic alliance spotlights member hospitals and UnidosUS affiliates working together to build healthy, equitable and resilient communities. With the goal of addressing issues impacting child health comprehensively and collaboratively, NWSHC and Lurie Children’s Hospital partnered to develop and implement community-driven related to child health and well-being. This grassroots, neighborhood-based, collective approach aims to continue growth and positively impact community health.

Saint Anthony Hospital Builds Resiliency Through Community Wellness

The American Hospital Association and UnidosUS work together to highlight the impact of clinical and community partnerships to ensure equitable care for all. The Collaborative for Community Wellness is a Chicago-based collaborative including 22 community-based organizations working together to the ensure the community’s health care needs are met. The Collaborative published a report in 2018 that shared key findings around lack of access to mental health in among predominantly high economic hardship community areas on Chicago’s Southwest side.

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