The Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit works closely with the community to develop and expand comprehensive partnerships with local and national organizations whose missions are closely aligned with our mission. Areas of focus include:

  • Raising public awareness about adult and adolescent trauma
  • Advancing public policy and support for traumatic stress treatment and services
  • Expanding trauma research
  • Growing anti-violence initiatives
  • Developing evidence-based treatments and interventions
  • Influencing practice through development of protocols and guidelines
  • Improving family engagement related to treatment, services, public policy

Our partners include:

  • Acclivus (formerly Cease Fire) – a community organization that works to interrupt the cycle of violence in the community
  • Healing Hurt People – provides outpatient intensive case management services for patients injured by community violence
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Chicago Region XI EMS System
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Chicago Police Department
  • Cook County Sheriff’s Office
  • Illinois State Police
  • Chicago Fire Department
  • Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications
  • Homeland-Security and Emergency-Management
  • Chicago Foundation for Education