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.
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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|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|
|Jul 17, 2015||City of Chicago Provides Warm Weather Tips and Resources to Help Keep Residents Safe During Extreme Heat|
|Jul 10, 2015||Mayor Emanuel Announces Fresh Moves Mobile Markets|
|Jul 7, 2015||Mayor Emanuel Announces Divvy Expanding Access to Popular Bike Share System through Divvy for Everyone (D4E) Program|