In 2016, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched Healthy Chicago 2.0, a plan focused on ensuring a city with strong communities and collaborative stakeholders, where all residents enjoy equitable access to resources, opportunities and environments that maximize their health and well-being. Healthy Chicago 2.0 serves as the start for a new movement dedicated to improving health equity and making Chicago a connected, vibrant and healthy city for all residents.
Healthy Chicago 2.0’s development and its eventual success are guided by four key principles:
In total, Healthy Chicago 2.0 outlines 82 objectives and over 200 strategies to help reach 30 goals. These priorities resulted from a robust community assessment process. In order to measure progress towards each goal, CDPH and community partners identified 75 indicators to serve as annual benchmarks towards our 2020 targets.
Healthy Chicago 2.0 is being implemented through collaborations with community partners. Action teams have been developed and are currently working to implement strategies and meet objectives in the plan.
Action teams address the following areas:
Expanding Partnership and Community Engagement
Addressing Root Causes of Health (economic development, built environment, transportation, climate change, and housing)
Increasing Access to Health and Human Services
Promoting Behavioral Health
Strengthening Child & Adolescent Health
Chronic Disease- obesity and physical
Chronic Disease- tobacco
Preventing and Controlling Chronic Disease
Reducing the Burden of Infectious Disease
Utilizing and Maximizing Data and Research
We encourage everyone to get involved by joining an action team or just learning more about what is happening in your neighborhood.
Email Healthychicago2.firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved