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.
According to the latest suburban Cook County data, STDs increased in 2021, with more than 15,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and primary and secondary syphilis. Syphilis cases increased 53% between 2020 and 2021. Health disparities persist and are widening, especially for gonorrhea.
On Sept. 12, 2023, the CDC recommended everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine, expected to rollout in the coming weeks, to protect against serious illness, hospitalizations and death this fall and winter.
The only medication available to treat pregnant people with syphilis and babies with congenital syphilis is in short supply. Healthcare providers are encouraged to prioritize Bicillin L-A® for these populations. Pfizer anticipates this shortage until early- to mid-2024.
State and federal Public Health Emergency Declarations ended May 11. You may be wondering what this means for you in terms of access to vaccines, testing, and therapeutics.
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.
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Behavioral health includes mental illness and substance misuse. Both of these conditions are very common in adults and teens.
A chronic disease is any serious condition that lasts longer than three months. Chronic diseases typically can be treated, but not cured.
CCDPH prevents and controls the spread of communicable diseases by conducting disease surveillance, responding to outbreaks and making recommendations.
Get information to help you and your family prepare for a public health emergency: “Be Aware. Get Prepared. Take Action.
CCDPH enforces Cook County and Illinois state laws related to environmental health issues within suburban Cook County.
Health inequities are differences in health status between groups of people that result from unjust social inequalities between those groups.
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 October 19, 2023, 1:39 PM