Advocate Health Care System Programs

Philanthropy has played a big role throughout the history of Advocate Health Care, its hospitals and programs. Thanks to the generosity of community members, physicians, associates, organizations and corporations, Advocate’s faith-based health care ministry has grown into a top five largest health care system.

Charitable gifts allow Advocate to offer programs that benefit people across the communities we serve. Now, in an era of declining reimbursements and increasing health needs, charitable gifts are more important than ever to ensure all individuals have access to the very best care.

Funding Priorities

Gifts to the Advocate Heart Institute can support heart disease prevention initiatives, state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment, cardiac rehabilitation programs—and more.

The Global Health Initiative program provides resources for Advocate physicians, health care professionals and others to support a variety of care delivery and education activities in a third-world setting.

The Bethany Fund supports organizations on Chicago’s West Side that promote health and wellness. Each year, the Fund provides grant awards and capacity-building opportunities to not-for-profits in communities formerly served by Bethany Hospital.

More than one in six U.S. children under the age of 18 are estimated to have a developmental disability or mental health problem that may make them struggle academically or socially. This may possibly put them at risk for medical complications and behavior disorders. Your gifts will help parents and primary care providers work together to identify developmental, socio-emotional and mental health risks or delays in infants, toddlers, and young children as early as possible in order to intervene early and ensure the best outcomes.

As advocates for care, faith community nurses are often the only primary health care link for their parishioners. Gifts to this program support nurses in congregations located in some of Chicago’s most vulnerable communities and medically disadvantaged areas. They connect at-risk congregation members to existing local community resources, and help those in need by providing basic health care services, health counseling and health advocacy.