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City Services

What We Do

Health Promotion

CDPH advocates for the health of all Chicagoans and works in partnership with local agencies to provide access to health resources and services.

Adolescent Health – We work closely with local community agencies and Chicago Public Schools to promote the health and well-being of adolescents in Chicago. We offer direct vision and oral services as well as sexual health education, testing and treatment. Learn more about adolescent health services.

Breast Health – We provide free mammography services to 5,000 uninsured women annually through collaboration with the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Learn more about accessing breast health services.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - We work to ensure that every resident has the opportunity to live a healthy life. We aim to prevent chronic disease across the lifespan and reduce its negative impacts when it does occur. Learn more about chronic disease prevention and health promotion.

Nursing and Support Services – Our public health nurses provide support team provide care coordination and collaborate with local agencies to support mothers and babies and address barriers in accessing medical services, child care, transportation, housing, food, and mental health needs. Learn more about nursing and family case management.

STI/HIV - We invest in local agencies to provide HIV and STI prevention services to Chicagoans to reduce disease transmission and increase risk awareness. We help linking HIV positive individuals to care and link at-risk HIV-negative individuals to PrEP. We also support people living with HIV with housing and other care services. Learn more about accessing STI and HIV services.

Tobacco Prevention – We provide tobacco cessation information and assistance to residents and advocate for policy change to make Chicago a safer and smoke-free city. Learn more about tobacco cessation.

WIC – Our Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for many pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to qualifying infants and children under age of five. Learn more about WIC services.

Most Recent News (Health Promotion)

Apr 10, 2017 Chicago Department of Public Health Launches New Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
Mar 24, 2017 CDPH Launches Citywide Menstrual Equity Effort to Increase Awareness and Access to Feminine Hygiene Products


Supporting Information

Department Main Office

Public Health