Welcome to the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) success stories page, where we have highlighted some of our proud accomplishments from 2016 to show the value of public health, which is often hard to put into words. Our staff work hard every day with input from partners and the public to "prevent disease, promote health, and protect you." Areas of expertise include communicable disease prevention, environmental health services (including food safety and lead poisoning prevention), emergency preparedness and response, public health nursing, policy development, public information, health promotion, chronic disease prevention, community epidemiology and health planning. Check back for more stories in the coming days and weeks.