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CORE Linkage to Life Program

Grantee Information

The CORE Foundation
2020 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3741
(312) 572-4760 (Phone)
(312) 572-4504 (Fax) Exit Disclaimer

The mission of the CORE Center is to provide the highest quality care for persons and families affected by infectious diseases with respect, dignity and compassion, and ensure a patient-centered and consumer-guided environment. It seeks to better understand and prevent these diseases through education and research.

Grant Project Information

CORE Linkage to Life Program
Esther Joo
(312) 572-4549


The purpose of the CORE project is to improve HIV-related health outcomes for African Americans and Latinos recently discharged from correctional and substance abuse inpatient facilities, as well as the individuals' families. It will address gaps in and lack of coordination between health care and social support services available to the target population. CORE will form a network of medical and social services with five agencies that comprise the Public Health Safety Net Provider System and the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Program participants will be assigned a patient navigator who will help guide them through network services. Participants who have been recently released from substance abuse programs will also be assigned a drug and alcohol counselor. Furthermore, all participants will be enrolled in job readiness and placement programs. The intended outcomes of this program include increased access to health and social services, and improved HIV/AIDS health outcomes among the target population. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be regularly collected from medical records and focus group discussions.

OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):

  • Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health & other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)

Key Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives toward which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):

Healthy People objectives were not identified.

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