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Boost Up Cook County

Like sharing life’s most meaningful moments, show them love this holiday season, when you help them stay up to date on free COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

Grant Opportunities

Over $14 million available for organizations
to increase mental health, positive youth
development, and opioid-involved overdose
prevention in suburban Cook County.

Deadline: December 7, 2022

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually
causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people
recover in a week or two, but RSV can be
serious, especially for infants and older adults.

Health Database

Suburban residents and agencies
can now easily identify and address
health inequities using the Cook County
Health Atlas, a searchable database
with health data for 120 suburbs.

Ebola Virus Disease

Several districts in Uganda are experiencing
an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Currently, there are no known cases of
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in suburban
Cook County, and the risk to the
general public is extremely low.

Monkeypox

CDC is urging healthcare providers in the U.S.
to be alert for patients who have rash
illnesses consistent with monkeypox,
regardless of whether they have travel or
specific risk factors for monkeypox and
regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Vaccines for Young Children

Vaccines are now available for children ages
6 months to 5 years. CDC recommends
everyone ages 6 months and older get
vaccinated against COVID-19.

Get Vaxxed at Home

Get vaccinated for free at home
if you live in suburban Cook County*
and are eligible to be vaccinated
(1st, 2nd and 3rd doses) or boosted.

Get Treated for COVID

There are medications that can be given
to people at high risk of severe illness,
(ages 50 years or more, with risk increasing
with older age)
to help prevent hospitalization
or even death. Treatment works best
when given early.

#MaskUp
Cook County

You can help slow the spread of COVID.
Wear a mask in public, even if you’re fully
vaccinated and boosted, to be considerate
of others who may be at increased risk.

Learn more

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Download Covid educational and communication materials here.

Monkeypox. Learn the Facts. Click Here.

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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 promote the 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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Updated November 1, 2022, 11:26 AM