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Cook County Public Health Heroes League

Discover the extraordinary stories of the Public Health Heroes League, characters in an innovative, animated educational campaign intended to raise awareness about the role that the Cook County Department of Public Health plays in making communities healthier and safer.

Putting the Public in Public Health

We are delighted to share our 2023-25 Strategic Plan, which reimagines CCDPH as a modern health department and chief community health strategist that is proactive and responsive, mission-driven yet nimble, but most importantly, committed to partnering with the communities we serve.

Fight the Bite

West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Cook County. Prevent mosquito bites and the diseases they carry – like West Nile Virus. Practice the 3 R’s at dawn and dusk: Remove standing water and trim bushes and grass around your home. Repair torn screens. Repel mosquitoes using insect repellent.

H5N1 Bird Flu Update

The CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) among poultry and dairy cows with one recent human transmission detected in a Texas dairy worker. While the current public health risk is considered low for the general public, dairy and cattle workers, hunters and people who work with infected or dead birds or animals are at higher risk for infection, and personal protective equipment (PPE) is recommended.

Avoid Bat Bites

Bats can carry rabies, a potentially deadly disease. If you have had physical contact with a bat, wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water and contact a healthcare provider immediately to discuss post exposure prophylaxis. If possible, contain or capture the bat safely, so it can be tested for rabies.

Get Naloxone

Opioid-involved overdose deaths are preventable with Naloxone, an easy-to-use medicine. Be prepared.Get Naloxone. Safe a life.

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CCDPH

Do you have questions about how to apply for a job, permit, license or County Care? Perhaps you would like to file a complaint or report a food safety concern, disease outbreak, nuisance or dead bird. Or maybe you want to request medical or immunization records, information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), or locate a phone number or clinic.

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

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.

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