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Community Relations

Aligned with the mission of the University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics, UI Health Community Relations endeavors our social responsibility to promote community wellness and contribute to the elimination of health disparities in our communities.

Community Relations is Wellness Responsibility Education Health Equitable AccessCommunity Relations strategically plans and implements community engagement and outreach for the Hospital & Clinics through health education. We maintain collaborative relationships with community health partners, represent the Hospital & Clinics in the community, and support our mission to advance healthcare for everyone through outstanding clinical care, education, research, and social responsibility.

Community Relations at UI Health focuses on community wellness, cultivating long-term relationships, and leveraging healthcare expertise to address health priorities and community needs. We play a vital role in providing resources to and building trust with the community.

Community Relations is our social responsibility of creating sustainable programs that contribute to community wellness.

Community Relations: By the Numbers
Figures for 2021–22

  • 43 community health resource events
  • Health education provided in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese
  • Engaged with more than 40 UI Health clinical programs and services
  • 505,454 Impressions
  • 130+ Community Relations volunteers
  • Presence in 35 Chicago ZIP codes

Health topics and education presented at UI Health events include:

  • Cancer (breast cancer, leukemia/lymphoma, lung cancer, skin cancer)
  • Dental Hygiene & Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious diseases, including COVID-19
  • Heart Health
  • Kidney Disease & Dialysis
  • Medication Management
  • Mental Health
  • Neurological conditions, including stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and concussion
  • Nutrition & Wellness (Health Weight, Body Mass Index Screenings
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Solid Organ Transplantation

Meet the Team

Pilar Carmona, MBA
Senior Director, Community Relations

Pilar Carmona, Senior Director, Community Relations manages the social responsibility of sustainable programs and clinical-engagement efforts. Community Relations focuses on health education, community-wellness presentations, awareness of clinical service lines, access, cultivating strong partnerships, assessing the needs of the community, leveraging healthcare expertise, and contributing to community advancement of health equity wellness through strategic engagement, community-partnership development, and serving on health committees and boards. Ms. Carmona brings 20 years of professional experience in community relations. She managed the development and implementation of pre-med student programs, worked nationally and locally in the corporate community relations sector, with nonprofits, and in Spanish media.

Juan Pablo Mosqueda, MA
Manager, Community Relations

Juan Pablo is responsible for supporting the outreach strategy to drive community presence in targeted areas for UI Health. He provides analysis of community assessments and other statistical data sources to identify key health disparities; establishes partnerships with external partners to further the reach of UI Health in its primary service areas; represents the health system at various events and on councils within the community; and works locally with nonprofits on health education and community engagement. He brings 16 years of professional experience in community relations and has worked to improve disparities for pre-med minorities through advising prospective medical students, recruitment, admissions, and research.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Pilar Carmona at 312.355.4728 or pilarb@uic.edu or Juan Pablo Mosqueda at mosqueda@uic.edu