Northern Trust Grant Helps ACCESS Provide Affordable Health Care in Humboldt Park

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Northern Trust recently granted Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) funds to help provide accessible health care in Humboldt Park, where ACCESS has a community health center. The funds support prevention and screenings, including pediatric immunizations and breast cancer screenings, and treatment for diabetes and hypertension, among other chronic conditions, to the nearly 4,500 patients who will visit ACCESS Humboldt Park Family Health Center this year.

City health statistics for the Humboldt Park area for the years 2005-2009 show 94.1 per 100,000 diabetes-related deaths versus 70.1 per 100,000 residents in Chicago overall. “The latest statistics from the Chicago Health Atlas show higher incidences of diabetes deaths in the Humboldt Park area,” said Mukund Narayan, M.D. “We are doing what we can to address this issue with effective follow up and dietary adjustments.” For more information about the ACCESS Humboldt Park Family Health Center, call 773.278.1880.

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