About The Department

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) was established on December 10, 1945, and is one of the seven affiliates of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS). The other affiliates are the Ambulatory and Community Health Network of Cook County, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, Oak Forest Health Center and Provident Hospital.

CCDPH is the state certified public health agency for Cook County with the exception of Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park and Stickney Township. These four municipalities and one township have separate, state certified, local public health departments. With more than 300 employees serving approximately 2.5 million residents in 129 municipalities, CCDPH staff strives to meet the public health needs of our suburban Cook County jurisdiction through effective and efficient disease prevention and health promotion programs.

CCDPH takes a network approach to protecting and promoting health. Our staff brings people and resources together to address issues facing our communities. CCDPH provides clinical services around communicable diseases, and reproductive and oral health. We work to prevent the spread of more than 70 reportable communicable diseases and enforce Cook County and Illinois public health laws, rules and regulations.

Because of all the epidemiological information we gather and analyze, we are a major source of information about the priority health needs in each community in suburban Cook County. This helps our agency, partners and the public, plan for and address emerging health threats, and to promote healthy lifestyles through awareness, education, programs and community development.

Municipalities within suburban Cook County

North District

  • Arlington Hts.
  • Barrington
  • Barrington Hills
  • Bartlett*
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Des Plaines
  • Elgin*
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Evanston**
  • Glencoe
  • Glenview
  • Golf
  • Hanover Park*
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Inverness
  • Kenilworth
  • Lincolnwood
  • Morton Grove
  • Mt. Prospect
  • Niles
  • Northbrook
  • Northfield
  • Palatine
  • Park Ridge
  • Prospect Heights
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Roselle*
  • Rosemont
  • Schaumburg
  • S. Barrington
  • Streamwood
  • Wheeling
  • Wilmette
  • Winnetka

West District

  • Bellwood
  • Bensenville*
  • Berkeley
  • Berwyn
  • Broadview
  • Brookfield
  • Burr Ridge*
  • Countryside
  • Elmwood Park
  • Evergreen Park
  • Forest Park
  • Forest View**
  • Franklin Park
  • Harwood Heights
  • Hillside
  • Hinsdale*
  • Hodgkins
  • Indian Head Park
  • LaGrange
  • LaGrange Park
  • Lyons
  • Maywood
  • McCook
  • Melrose Park
  • Norridge
  • Northlake
  • North Riverside
  • River Forest
  • River Grove
  • Riverside
  • Schiller Park
  • Stone Park
  • Westchester
  • Western Springs
  • Willow Springs

South District

  • Burnham
  • Calumet City
  • Chicago Heights
  • Country Club Hills
  • Crestwood
  • Dixmoor
  • Dolton
  • East Hazelcrest
  • Flossmoor
  • Ford Heights
  • Glenwood
  • Hazelcrest
  • Harvey
  • Homewood
  • Lansing
  • Lynwood
  • Markham
  • Matteson
  • Midlothian
  • Oak Forest
  • Olympia Fields
  • Park Forest
  • Phoenix
  • Posen
  • Richton Park
  • Riverdale
  • Sauk Village
  • S. Chicago Heights
  • South Holland
  • Steger
  • Thornton
  • Tinley Park
  • University Park

Southwest District

  • Alsip
  • Bedford Park
  • Blue Island
  • Burbank
  • Bridgeview
  • Calumet Park
  • Chicago Ridge
  • Cicero
  • Evergreen Park
  • Garden Homes
  • Hickory Hills
  • Hometown
  • Justice
  • Lemont
  • Merrionette Park
  • Oak Lawn
  • Orland Hills
  • Orland Park
  • Palos Heights
  • Palos Park
  • Robbins
  • Summit
  • Worth

Community Health Advisory Council

In June 2013, CCDPH convened a Community Health Advisory Council (CHAC) to advise and make recommendations on the agency’s strategic direction. The Council is committed to improving the mental, physical, emotional, and social health of suburban Cook County residents consistent with CCDPH’s mission, vision, and values, and will support:

Increasing awareness of public health and population-based strategies; informing the community assessment process conducted every five years by CCDPH and providing feedback on the implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan developed in response to the health priorities identified in the assessment; building the organizational infrastructure of CCDPH, including participation in the Public Health Accreditation process; and assuring that CCDPH obtains on-going community and consumer feedback and remains responsive.

CCDPH is looking for suburban Cook County residents to share their perspectives and knowledge of their communities with the CHAC. If you are interested in becoming a CHAC community representative, please click here for more information and to submit a membership application form online.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

All meetings will be held at the University of Illinois Extension, located at 2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501, Westchester, IL. These are open meetings. Registration is not required. Parking is free.

The 2015 schedule is still being finalized and will be posted soon. Please check back for details.

October 15, 2014 Meeting Information

July 8, 2014 Meeting Information

April 9, 2014 Meeting Information

January 14, 2014 Meeting Information

October 9, 2013 Meeting Information

June 4, 2013 Meeting Information