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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.

CCDPH is the public health authority for most of suburban Cook County

CCDPH is the nationally accredited, state-certified local health department for 2.5 million residents and 127 municipalities surrounding Chicago.

CCDPH is an affiliate of Cook County Health

CCH is one of the largest public health systems in the nation. In addition to CCDPH, it includes: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital; more than a dozen community health centers; the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center; Correctional Health (at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center); and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.

CCDPH is governed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners

The Cook County Board of Commissioners, presided over by the Cook County Board President, is the regulatory Board of Health for CCDPH.

Toni Preckwinkle

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Cook County Board of Commissioners

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CDC estimates 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection

On January 25, 2021

New data published by the CDC estimate that on any given day in 2018, 1 in 5 people in the U.S. had a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The analyses, published in the journal Sexually TransmittedRead more

Bickel's Snack Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Specific Lot of Butter Flavored Popcorn

On January 22, 2021

Bickel's Snack Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of 8 oz. Butter Flavored Popcorn bearing UPC code 70175 06021 due to the undeclared presence of milk. Consumers with an allergy orRead more

House-Autry Mills Announces Voluntary Recall of House-Autry Tartar Sauce Due to Spoilage

On January 22, 2021

House-Autry Mills, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 9 oz. House-Autry Tartar Sauce (60013) with the following Best By dates: BB 08182021, BB 08232021, BB 09162021, BB 09172021, BB 09182021 and BB 0921202Read more

Bob Evans Farms Inc. Recalls Pork Sausage Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On January 21, 2021

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. ("Bob Evans"), a Xenia, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 4,200 pounds of pork sausage product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thinRead more

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Small Number of Ruffles Original Potato Chips

On January 21, 2021

Frito-Lay today issued a voluntary recall of a small number of 13 1/2 oz. "Party Size" bags of Ruffles Original Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an alRead more

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

On January 21, 2021

Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium.Read more

Door County Coffee & Tea Co Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in French Vanilla Flavored Cappuccino Single Serve Cups

On January 21, 2021

Door County Coffee & Tea Co of Sturgeon Bay, WI, is recalling its 5.1 ounce packages of French Vanilla Flavored Cappuccino Single Serve Cups because they may contain undeclared Milk and Soy. PeoplRead more

Media Statement from Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

On January 20, 2021

Today, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, officially begins her post as the 19th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the ninth administrator of the Agency for Toxic SubstaRead more

COVID-19 Moderate - COVID-19 in Singapore

On January 19, 2021

Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid all nonessential travel to Singapore.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Seychelles

On January 19, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Seychelles.Read more

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

On January 19, 2021

Travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Barbados

On January 19, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Barbados.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in Saint Lucia

On January 19, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Saint Lucia.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in the Faroe Islands

On January 19, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to the Faroe Islands.Read more

COVID-19 Very High - COVID-19 in the Turks and Caicos Islands

On January 19, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands.Read more

COVID-19 Unknown - COVID-19 in Antarctica

On January 19, 2021

Travelers should avoid all travel to Antarctica.Read more

Lancaster Foods Recalls All Conventional Butternut Squash Items That Were Processed between the Dates of 12/22/20 and 01/08/21 Due to Possible Health Risk

On January 19, 2021

Lancaster Foods LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its processed butternut squash items because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria MonocytogenesRead more

Hiland Dairy Announces Recall of Hiland Dairy Half-Pint 1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk Cartons

On January 18, 2021

Hiland Dairy is announcing a recall of the one-half pint (236 mL) 1% low fat chocolate milk that was produced at its Norman, Oklahoma facility only. Some of the products may contain food-grade sanitizRead more

Potential Foreign Object Recall Lake Champlain Chocolates Issues Voluntary Recall on Selected Milk Chocolate Products

On January 16, 2021

Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is issuing a public alert and a voluntary recall on select LCC milk chocolate products from a determined best-by date range for potential foreign objects. LCC is issuinRead more

Nestlé Prepared Foods Recalls Not-Ready-to-Eat Pepperoni Hot Pockets Product Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

On January 15, 2021

Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous maRead more

Pero Family Farms Food Co. Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk

On January 15, 2021

Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC has initiated a voluntary product recall of its Butternut Squash Trays because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism whicRead more

Publix Steam In Bag Product Recall

On January 14, 2021

Publix Super Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall on select Publix Steam In Bag products prepared in-store containing a specific butternut squash ingredient. This recall is the result of notRead more

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

On January 12, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.Read more

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Grenada

On January 11, 2021

Travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Grenada.Read more

Lavva Voluntarily Recalls a Single Lot of Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt

On January 11, 2021

Out of an abundance of caution, EVR Foods, INC, parent company to Lavva, is issuing a voluntary recall on its 5.3 ounce Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt with expiration date 2/21/21.Read more

Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Expands Recall of Pet Food for Aflatoxin Health Risk

On January 11, 2021

Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., of Evansville, IN is expanding its December 30, 2020 voluntary recall ofcertain dog and cat food products produced in our Chickasha Operations Facility to include all dog aRead more

Weis Markets Issues Recall for Possible Foreign Matter Contamination in Weis Ice Cream Products

On January 8, 2021

Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for: • 10,869 containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (48 oz.), and • 502 bulk containers of Klein's Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream (3 gallon) beRead more

HHS Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution

On January 7, 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more than $22 billion in funding to states, loRead more

Transcript: CDC Update on COVID-19

On January 6, 2021

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting sciRead more

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

On January 6, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.Read more

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