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We are Hiring!

Join Team CCDPH. We are looking for talented individuals dedicated to our mission of optimizing health and achieving health equity for all people & communities of Cook County.

Grant Awards Announced

Congratulations to the 18 community-based organizations awarded Building Healthier Communities: Behavioral Health Initiative grant awards totaling $14.7 million in funding to address inequities in mental health and substance use in suburban Cook County over the next four years.

Health Observances

Visit our new Health Observances page for a curated list of monthly health observance social media toolkits with images and posts to help raise awareness about important health topics in our communities.

Let’s Warm Up to Having a Conversation About Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the mental health of adults and children. If you or someone you know is having trouble coping, Cook County can connect you with NAMI Chicago.

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.

#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

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.

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.

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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.

Find resources quickly related to common questions:

  • Permits and licensing
  • Complaint forms
  • Contact information
  • …and more!

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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 March 16, 2023, 4:50 PM