Our mission at CCN is to provide affordable healthcare access, health awareness and public health advocacy for underserved communities. We are a grassroots, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization based in Chicago, and committed to reducing health disparities in America.
Since 2004, CCN’s innovative Network Model has provided an alternative to those without health insurance to access a cost- effective and convenient medical home. This network consists of a team of dedicated providers and healthcare agencies that have joined together to provide reduced cost services to eligible patients.
Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, we have transitioned also to becoming a national leader in enrolling eligible Americans into the newly available health insurance plans. For our achievements during the Enroll America campaign, CCN was invited to speak at the White House to share our experience with other organizations, and in 2014, in recognition of these efforts, was honored as a guest at the White House ACA Reception hosted by President Obama.
Many who are still not covered under the Affordable Care Act, particularly in immigrant communities, still depend upon the CCN Network for their medical home.
Promoting health awareness as a means of preventative medicine is also central to our mission. Our volunteers conduct weekly health screenings and educational programs at various community centers in underserved areas. Our weekly health screenings are unique in scope – year round, and in multiple at-risk communities, our mission is to proactively reach all Americans who lack healthcare access and provide not only screenings, but an entry point to education and a medical home. Visit our Education page to see some of our projects.
Our health advocacy work involves both state and federal agencies, including the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the White House. Visit our Advocacy page for details of our work.
Our vision is to promote health equity for all Americans, by starting locally and working nationally.