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.
HEALTHY EQUITY FOCUS
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).
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: HealthyChicago2.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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