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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.

Report Shows Rising STD Rates

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.

Updated COVID Vaccine

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.

Bicillin L-A® Shortage

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.

Flavored Liquid Nicotine

Effective July 24, 2023, flavored
liquid nicotine products will no
longer be sold in unincorporated
suburban Cook County.

Get Naloxone

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

About the Public Health Emergency Ending

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.

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.

Get Vaxxed at Home

Get vaccinated for free at home
if you live in suburban Cook County*
and are eligible to be vaccinated.

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.

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.

I’m Looking For…


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!

I’m looking to…

contact CCDPH staff

file a complaint

report food concern

apply for a job

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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

Public Health in the News

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Updated October 19, 2023, 1:39 PM