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Public Health

Mission

THE MISSION of the Chicago Department of Public Health is to make Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care for all Chicagoans.

  • Provide leadership for Public Health.
  • Identify, analyze and track issues.
  • Define problems and guide public health action.
  • Inspect food establishments to ensure safe food supply.
  • Establish a public health presence in city neighborhoods.
  • Deliver services either directly or through delegate agencies.
  • Advise Chicagoans of their rights as health care consumers and help them get care from HMOs and other medical providers.