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What We Do

Healthy Chicago 2.0

On March 29, 2016, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CDPH launched Healthy Chicago 2.0, our new four-year plan to improve health and well-being throughout Chicago communities. Healthy Chicago 2.0 details a broad spectrum of strategies for ten priority areas, identified through our community health assessment process, and will guide CDPH and its partners as we address health inequities facing some neighborhoods and communities. Over 400 community partners attended the event, which featured Dr. Mindy Fullilove of Columbia University, a nationally-renowned authority on social conditions affecting health. You can view Dr. Fullilove's keynote address here or view video coverage of the entire speaking portion of the rollout here.

Community involvement is the foundation of Healthy Chicago 2.0. Therefore, CDPH hosted six community Town Hall meetings during the month of May to share information about Healthy Chicago 2.0, learn from community leaders about work that is already happening and to hear ideas on how to improve the health of your community.  The meetings took place on the following dates at the locations indicated.

  • May 4th, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Street
  • May 5th, Metropolitan Family Services, 235 E. 103rd Street
  • May 11th, Little Village Lawndale High School, 312- S. Kostner Ave
  • May 16th, By the Hand Club, 415 N. Laramie Ave
  • May 18th, Asian Health Coalition and Chinese American Service League, 2141 S. Tan Court
  • May 25th, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd Street


Healthy Chicago 2.0 has a special health equity lens to address disparities and inequities among marginalized populations and improve health status for all. Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” Health inequities are reflected in differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Click here to learn about our community health assessment

Click here to learn about our action areas and teams


Take the Healthy Chicago Challenge! Are you interested in getting involved in the Healthy Chicago movement? We welcome individuals, organizations, schools and religious organizations to get involved. To get started send us an email to: HealthyChicago@cityofchicago.org.

Newsletter  (Click here to view 2011 - 2015 Updates/Policy Briefs)

We made a commitment to provide monthly updates on HEALTHY CHICAGO activities.  Read these updates to keep up with our progress.

Jan 2016 May 2016 Sep 2016  
Feb 2016 Jun 2016 Oct 2016  
Mar 2016 Jul 2016 Nov 2016  
Apr 2016 Aug 2016 Dec 2016  


Most Recent News (Healthy Chicago 2.0)

Jul 13, 2016 Chicago Celebrates PlayStreets Week
Jul 6, 2016 City of Chicago, Pfizer Agree to Strict Marketing Standards for Prescription Opioids
Jun 27, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off 2016 One Summer Chicago With Visit To Youth Workers
Jun 24, 2016 Mayor Emanuel and CDPH Announce PlayStreets 2016 Schedule
Jun 22, 2016 City Council Passes Ordinance To Allow Workers To Earn Sick Days To Strengthen Protections For Working Chicagoans

View all News Releases (Healthy Chicago 2.0)


Supporting Information

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2012 Healthy Chicago Annual Report

Healthy CPS Report

Healthy Chicago Obesity Report