Led by the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative’s South Side Health and Vitality Studies, under the direction of Dr. Stacy Lindau, this project is one of 26 to be awarded funding by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in April of 2012.

The University of Chicago, in partnership with CHITREC and the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, will set up a real-time, automated system that will link a patient with up-to-date information about community-based services and resources. CommunityRx will include a continuously updated electronic database of community health resources that will connect to the electronic health records of local safety net providers.

Click here for more information on the CommunityRx system and CMS Innovation Awards.