Christopher Nolan

System Manager, Community Health and Benefit

Rush University System for Health

Christopher Nolan is system manager of community health and benefit at Rush University System for Health in Chicago. In this role, he is responsible for Rush’s Community Health Needs Assessment, Community Health Implementation Plan, Community Benefits Report, and an interprofessional project management and community health worker team. He also serves as an instructor in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University, where he co-directs the “Health Equity and New Models of Care” course. In addition, he is a member of Rush’s Diversity Leadership Council, where he is chair of the LGBTQ+ Leadership Council. Mr. Nolan serves on the associates board of the Respiratory Health Association and also holds an adjunct instructor position with the City Colleges of Chicago’s Malcolm X College in the Community Health Worker program. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree in health policy and management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.


Achieving Health Equity: Integrating Social Care Into Health Care Delivery at an Integrated Academic Health System

Presented by Bonnie Ewald, Christopher Nolan, Robyn Golden at 1:10 PM on Monday, March 22nd.

Decades of research demonstrate that improving social determinants of health (SDoH)—such as access to stable income and housing, nutritious and sufficient food, appropriate healthcare, and reliable transportation—is critical to reducing health disparities and improving overall health. The current healthcare delivery system is primarily focused on providing medical interventions to treat or prevent disease and is…