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What We Do

Healthy Chicago

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:

  • Tobacco Use
  • Obesity Prevention
  • HIV Prevention
  • Adolescent Health
  • Cancer Disparities
  • Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Access to Care
  • Healthy Mothers & Babies
  • Communicable Disease Control & Prevention
  • Healthy Homes
  • Violence Prevention
  • Public Health Infrastructure

Healthy Chicago Agenda (released on August 16, 2011)

Get Involved     

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, 2012, 2013 & 2014 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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Alerts (Healthy Chicago)

Low Alert May 13, 2015 National Prevention Week, May 17-23

Most Recent News (Healthy Chicago)

May 20, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Ordinance to Expand Citywide Composting Program
May 6, 2015 City Council Approves Ordinance to Expand Dental Care Program for Low Income Children
Apr 23, 2015 CDPH Launches New Healthy Chicago Hospital Collaborative
Apr 15, 2015 Dr. Julie Morita Confirmed by City Council as New City Health Commissioner
Mar 19, 2015 Hospitals, Health Systems and Public Health Departments Throughout Cook County Team Up for Collective Impact

View all News Releases (Healthy Chicago)


Supporting Information

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2012 Healthy Chicago Annual Report

Healthy CPS Report

Healthy Chicago Obesity Report