Identifying and Connecting Residents with Health Resources
The South Side Health and Vitality Studies’ Asset Census Project is working to identify and catalogue the commercial, health care, social and civic resources available in the 34 communities that make up the South Side of Chicago. The kinds of resources we are looking for include grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores, churches and religious institutions, health care facilities, schools, parks and other public services. We are sharing the results of our study on the website www.southsidehealth.org, where you can go and find all the resources available to you and closest to your home.
We have mapped thirteen South Side neighborhoods (Auburn Gresham, East Side, Englewood, Grand Boulevard, Hyde Park, Kenwood, South Chicago, South Shore, Washington Park, West Englewood, Oakland, Fuller Park and Woodlawn) and the information for those neighborhoods is available at www.southsidehealth.org.
The Asset Census Project can help improve health on the South Side by connecting residents with different health-related resources available within their community, making it easier for people to make better health decisions and take better care of themselves.