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Founding Members

Erie Family Health Center

Erie Family Health Center (Erie) provides a wide range of high quality, culturally sensitive health care and dental care to residents on the West and Northwest sides of Chicago and surrounding communities, regardless of their ability to pay. Erie has thirteen locations in the Chicagoland area, including seven primary care health centers, a teen center, two dental health centers and five school-based health centers. Erie cares for more than 57,000 patients, the majority being Hispanic/Latino (75%).

Heartland Health Outreach

Heartland Health Outreach (HHO), the health care arm of Heartland Alliance, is an established leader in providing affordable, high-quality health care to men, women, and children who would otherwise struggle to address basic health needs. HHO provides outpatient primary care, oral health care, and mental health services in its Northside health center and numerous residential locations, serving more than 120 area homeless shelters. HHO primarily serves displaced and immigrant/refugee populations and cares for more than 7,000 patients annually.

Howard Brown Health Center

Howard Brown Health Center (Howard Brown) is one of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations. The agency serves over 9,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STD prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. Howard Brown includes a main health and research center in the Uptown neighborhood, Aris Health, the Broadway Youth Center, and three Brown Elephant resale shops.

Near North Health Service Corporation

Near North Health Service Corporation (Near North) delivers primary care, dental, social services, and nutrition education to low-income communities on the north, west, and south sides of Chicago at seven comprehensive health centers, one school-based health center, and two supplemental nutrition sites. Near North primarily serves the African-American population (67%) and those living in high-rise publid housing, providing care to more than 26,000 patients annually.