Comprehensive Care, Community, and Culture Program (C4P) at the University of Chicago
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Health & Medicine
Location5841 South Maryland AveMail Code 5000Chicago, IL 60637 United States
The Comprehensive Care, Community and Culture Program (C4P) is designed to care for the whole person by addressing a wide range of social needs and barriers. Patients in C4P not only receive care from one doctor in the hospital and the clinic, but they are also regularly asked about a range of unmet social needs and are given access to a community health worker and community-based arts and culture programming. C4P aim to improve the overall health and well-being of patients.
The Comprehensive Care, Community, and Culture Program (C4P) is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is being studied as a randomized trial at the University of Chicago. The program aims to improve the overall health and well-being of patients by addressing a wide range of both medical and social needs. C4P builds off of the Comprehensive Care Physician Program, which offers patients with high risks of hospitalization a comprehensive care physician (CCP) to care for them in the hospital as well as in the clinic. In addition to receiving care from a CCP, C4P patients are regularly asked about a range of unmet social needs, are given access to a community health worker, and are provided an opportunity to participate in community-based arts and culture programming. AmeriCorps Members working with C4P will have responsibilities ranging from recruiting diverse patients and evaluating the effects of the program, to assessing participants' unmet social needs and acting as community resource specialists, and more.