Walking the talk:
Advocate's employees advance the system's healing mission through their charitable gifts and volunteerism, including associates from Advocate Support Centers (pictured).
Charitable gifts are vital to Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care is a not-for-profit family of caregivers, grounded in faith and serving the needs of 2 million people in Chicagoland. We pursue a distinctive commitment to both clinical excellence and community outreach. Philanthropic gifts play a key role in supporting essential system-wide programs such as Baby Advocate, which helps ensure the well-being of the Chicago area's youngest residents: the eICU, which provides round-the-clock video/audio monitoring by Advocate physicians and nurses for our most critical patients: and Parish Nursing, which places parish nurses in congregations located in some of the city's most medically disadvantaged areas.
Philanthropy news and events across Advocate
- Find out if your company will double or even triple your gift to Advocate Health Care.
- Advocate Health Care has established the Advocate Green Council to support the advancement and implementation of environmentally sound practices across the system. Several Advocate hospitals have already been recognized for their environmentally conscious practices. To learn more, or to find out how you can help us go "green," please contact Advocate Charitable Foundation at 847.384.3400.
Below is a list of Advocate programs that currently need your support.
Philanthropy will enable us to acquire life-like birthing and neo-natal simulators, which will be used to train caregivers for obstetric emergencies through practice drills. With improved confidence and preparedness, caregivers will be able to provide the best and safest care possible to patients.
Advocate Environmental Stewardship
A national leader in the healthy hospital movement, Advocate recognizes the link between a healthy environment and human health and well-being. All Advocate Health Care sites are actively involved in initiatives to reduce the system’s impact on the planet through environmentally sustainable practices. Gifts to the Environmental Stewardship Fund support associate-led efforts to reduce energy and waste, and promote a culture of conservation within our hospitals, clinics, laboratories, physician offices and ancillary support locations.
Center for Pediatric Research
The Center for Pediatric Research provides the expertise and the infrastructure to support clinical studies and research programs that benefit children. Charitable Gifts support needed infrastructure such as research consultation, identification of study sites, budget and contract negotiation, regulatory documentation, internal review board submission, coordination of ancillary services, participant recruitment, data management and central interface with the study sponsors.
Childhood Trauma Treatment Program
Advocate's Childhood Trauma Treatment Program, part of the Family Care Network, treats both children and adults who have been victims of sexual abuse and sexual-abuse offenders. Your gift helps treat some of the most at-risk and abused children in our community, and provides community outreach and education to clinical professionals and community members affected by an epidemic of abuse.
Healthy Steps for Young Children
The system-wide program Healthy Steps for Young Children uses a national model to enhance opportunities for primary care physicians to interact with parents and children ages 0-3 about child-development issues. Your contribution helps Healthy Steps specialists prepare physician practices to work more effectively with families around the challenges of early childhood.
Gifts to this program help place parish nurses in congregations located in some of Chicago's most vulnerable communities and medically disadvantaged areas. As advocates for care, parish nurses are often the only primary health care link for their parishioners. They connect at-risk members of the congregations to existing local community resources and help those in need by providing basic health care services, health counseling and health advocacy.
Would you like to speak with someone about making your gift? We would be happy to speak with you further about how your charitable giving can make an impact at Advocate.
Advocate Charitable Foundation