In 2016, the ACCESS Center for Discovery and Learning, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded translational research center, opened its doors.
Designed using environmentally conscious principles, the Center serves as an innovation incubator that fosters new thinking, tests ideas, and refines ways to deliver care and reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.
The Center provides a collaboration and education space within the community. It convenes patients, community members, schools, public officials, academics, health providers and other stakeholders, to develop solutions that will positively impact the total health of our communities.
This includes local community organizations, academic instiutions such as Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, and University of Illinois Chicago, and public health agencies and associations, such as the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the American Heart Association, and the Illinois Public Health Association, among others.
ACCESS values collaborations with all partners.