Our Public Health system has a direct impact on the quality of life of this vibrant city. A healthy city is a city that…offers healthier food options. Provides places to be physically active. Is prepared to respond to public health threats. Creates healthy and safe environments. Ensures access to care for all its residents. Works to eliminate health disparities for all communities. We have seen dramatic improvements in many of these areas – but it’s only the beginning.
The Chicago Department of Public Health has created a new public health agenda with an ambitious sense of purpose for Chicago – an agenda that engages our city with bold action and goal-driven results. Together we are going to transform the health of our city. We will make Chicago the healthiest city in the nation. Healthy Chicago focuses on 12 key priorities:
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.
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|Dec 17, 2015||Mayor Emanuel on the University of Chicago Medicine's Plan to Build Level 1 Trauma Center|
|Nov 13, 2015||CDPH Publishes Report Based on First-of-its-Kind Survey|
|Sep 22, 2015||Mayor Rahm Emanuel Presents Balanced 2016 Budget Proposal To City Council|
|Aug 5, 2015||Mayor Emanuel Announces City Health Care Benefits to Cover Gender Reassignment Services|
|Jul 30, 2015||City of Chicago Celebrates Second Annual Playstreets Day|