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Partnership for Healthy Chicago

The Partnership for Healthy Chicago (formerly the Chicago Partnership for Public Health) is a public-private partnership of stakeholders working to strengthen the public health system. The Partnership first convened in 1998 as part of the National Turning Point Demonstration Project through the W.K. Kellogg and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations and has continued to meet since then, conducting several strategic plans and implementing the priorities identified within the plans.

Members of the Partnership represent entities that contribute to the health of the city residents, including: governmental agencies; provider, hospital, health center associations; schools and academia; research and policy organizations; faith and business communities; and community and social service organizations. The Partnership for Healthy Chicago is co-chaired by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and one partner organization.  CDPH staffs the Partnership.

Healthy Chicago 2.0 Plan

CDPH is now working with the Partnership to develop the next community health assessment and improvement plan, entitled Healthy Chicago 2.0.  For more information about Healthy Chicago 2.0, click here.

The Partnership is involved with assisting with the assessments and providing feedback on the findings from the assessments. The Partnership will identify strategic issues and contribute to the development of goals, objectives and strategies for each of the priority areas.

Chicago Plan for Public Health System Improvement 2012-2016

The Partnership completed its most recent plan, the Chicago Plan for Public Health System Improvement 2012-2016, in February 2012.  This plan identified key priority action areas to improve Chicago’s public health infrastructure and utilized Mobilizing Action for Partnerships and Planning (MAPP) model, which was developed by the National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)  and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to guide the process.  The diverse Partnership members participated in all aspects of the planning effort, including reviewing community health data for the assessment, obtaining feedback from community members through focus groups and an online survey, analyzing the capacity of the public health systems, and identifying forces and trends that impact the system. 

The Chicago Plan serves as the CDPH’s submission to the Illinois Department of Public Health as one of the requirements to be certified as a local public health department.  In addition, the Chicago Plan is one of the pre-requisites for National Public Health Accreditation. 

For more information about the Partnership, contact Sheri Cohen at 312.747.9562 or sheri.cohen@cityofchicago.org


Partnership for Healthy Chicago Charter

Chicago Plan for Public Health System Improvement 2012-2016

Chicago Plan for Public Health System Improvement 2006-2011