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Building Healthy Communities

Funding is available for community-based
organizations, community health centers,
municipalities and K-12 education agencies
to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and advance
racial and health equity in suburban Cook County.

Get Treated

There are medications that can be given
to people at high risk of severe illness,
to help prevent hospitalization or even death.
Treatment works best when given early.

2nd Booster Dose

As of 3/29, certain immunocompromised individuals
and people over the age of 50 who received an initial
booster dose at least 4 months ago are now eligible
for a second booster.

Community Voices

Real residents of Cook County share
their stories of COVID-19 and encourage
you to get vaccinated against the virus.

#MaskUp
Cook County

You can help slow the spread of Omicron.
Wear a mask, even if you’re fully vaccinated and boosted.

Learn more

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Need information about Schools and Covid guidance? Click here.

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Download Covid educational and communication materials here.

Traveling? Click here for latest travel guidance.

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Covid is still here. Learn how to protect yourself and others.

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CCDPH is committed to Health Equity. Learn more.

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COVID general information.
Learn more about symptoms, transmission and prevention.

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The 10 Essential Public Health Services

The 10 Essential Public Health Services
provide a framework for public health
to protect and promotethe health of
all people in all communities.

Essential Public Health Service #1

Assess and monitor population health
status, factors that influence health,
and community needs and assets

Essential Public Health Service #2

Investigate, diagnose, and address
health problems and hazards
affecting the population

Essential Public Health Service #3

Communicate effectively to inform
and educate people about health,
factors that influence it,
and how to improve it

Essential Public Health Service #4

Strengthen, support, and mobilize
communities and partnerships to
improve health

Essential Public Health Service #5

Create, champion, and implement
policies, plans, and laws that
impact health

Essential Public Health Service #6

Utilize legal and regulatory actions
designed to improve and protect
the public’s health

Essential Public Health Service #7

Assure an effective system that
enables equitable access to the
individual services and care needed
to be healthy

Essential Public Health Service #8

Build and support a diverse
and skilled public
health workforce

Essential Public Health Service #9

Improve and innovate public health
functions through ongoing evaluation,
research, and continuous
quality improvement

Essential Public Health Service #10

Build and maintain a strong
organizational infrastructure
for public health

This Is Public Health

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health includes mental illness and substance misuse. Both of these conditions are very common in adults and teens.

Chronic Diseases

A chronic disease is any serious condition that lasts longer than three months. Chronic diseases typically can be treated, but not cured.

Communicable Diseases

CCDPH prevents and controls the spread of communicable diseases by conducting disease surveillance, responding to outbreaks and making recommendations.

Epidemiology – Data & Reports

CCDPH provides comprehensive population, health behavior, disease and injury data for suburban Cook County residents and communities.

Emergency Preparedness

Get information to help you and your family prepare for a public health emergency: “Be Aware. Get Prepared. Take Action.

Environmental Health

CCDPH enforces Cook County and Illinois state laws related to environmental health issues within suburban Cook County.

Health Equity

Health inequities are differences in health status between groups of people that result from unjust social inequalities between those groups.

Nursing Services

CCDPH provides breast and cervical cancer referral, follow-up and case management; vision and hearing screening; public health nursing; and Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control.


The Cook County Department of Public Health is the state certified public health agency for most of Suburban Cook County, serving approximately 2.5 million residents in 125 municipalities. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and communities through research, education, and prevention

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