The Consortium brings together experts from across the continuum of breast cancer screening and treatment, the Illinois Hospital Association, community leaders and breast cancer advocates, with the mission of improving the quality of breast health care for all women in Metropolitan Chicago. It is the first project in the nation to address a racial health disparity through quality improvement with provider collaboration across an entire community and the community's health system.
Metropolitan Chicago includes Cook and the collar counties (DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will). Of the 72 major breast health centers identified in Metropolitan Chicago, 53 hospitals as well as the Chicago Department of Public Health have officially joined the Consortium. These major health centers are listed in the link below.