2017 School Health Conference: Post Meeting Communication

Date: Apr 27, 2017

Thanks to those who participated in the 2017 annual School Health Conference “Connecting the Pieces: Working Toward a Healthier School Environment”. All presentations allowed have been uploaded in the "Documents and Handouts" tab above. We will send you notification when the new Healthwise is available online. Please expect in July or August at the latest.

Questions?  Email healthycook@cookcountyhhs.org or call 708.633.8350.

Cook County Department of Public Health

This activity has no commercial support. There was no conflict of interest or lack thereof declared by the planners and presenters. This activity provided 5.6 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  CEUs were awarded per attendance at entire Conference and successful completion of the evaluation form.

Cook County Health and Hospitals System(OH-379, 10/01/2016) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CEUs were provided by West 40 ISC#2 for eligible participants

Learn more about the department

Mission

To optimize health and achieve health equity for all people and communities of Cook County through our leadership and collaborations, focusing on health promotion and prevention, while advocating for and assuring the natural environmental and social conditions necessary to advance physical, mental and social well-being.

Vision

The Cook County Department of Public Health envisions a healthy Cook County where all people and communities thrive in safe, health-promoting conditions.

Community Health Advisory Council (CHAC)

Learn more about our Community Health Advisory Council, upcoming and previous meetings, and membership.

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

The Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit (CD) works to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases within SCC. This responsibility is achieved through collaboration with those involved in the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and legal, ethical and social management of communicable diseases.

Community Epidemiology and Health Planning

The Community Epidemiology and Health Planning Unit (CEHP) Unit addresses health problems, disparities and trends by assembling, analyzing and disseminating data and information about the health of SCC. CEHP fosters coordination between CCDPH and other agencies in the region involved in community health planning efforts.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPRU) coordinates public health preparedness efforts in partnership with various disciplines and local, county, state, and federal agencies to effectively plan for, respond to, and recover from events impacting the health of SCC residents and the safety of our employees.

Environmental Health Services

The Environmental Health Services Unit (EHS) is the regulatory arm of CCDPH and is empowered to enforce Cook County and Illinois state laws relating to environmental health issues within SCC. Environmental health inspectors regularly inspect, monitor, regulate, educate and advise the public on environmental health concerns that adversely impact human health.

Integrated Health Support Services

The Integrated Health Support Services Unit (IHSS) provides public health services to individuals and families. These services include: breast and cervical cancer referral, follow-up and case management; vision and hearing screening; public health nursing; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program; and Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control.

Policy Development and Communications

The Policy Development and Communication Unit (PDCU) researches and analyzes public health policies, advocates for the adoption of science-based public health laws, rules and regulations and provides accurate and timely communications to SCC.

Prevention Services

The Prevention Services Unit (PSU) works in partnership with the community to build and sustain healthy environments. This unit is comprised of three departments – Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Violence Prevention – all involved in promoting and supporting healthy, active lifestyles in SCC communities, homes, schools, and workplaces. PSU is focused on preventing illness, injuries and deaths associated with such topics as chronic diseases, lead poisoning and violence.

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