Healthy Initiatives

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) works to promote and protect the health of suburban Cook County residents.

We strive to bring people and resources together to encourage healthy lifestyles and healthy environments. To help address issues facing our communities, we have established a growing network of community partners including, area hospitals, first responders, educators, businesses, faith-based organizations and local officials.

Our Healthy Initiatives include:

Alliance for Healthy and Active Communities

The Alliance for Health and Active Communities (The Alliance), formerly known as the Suburban Cook County Chronic Disease Prevention Network, was formed in summer 2009 in response to the increasing burden of chronic disease in suburban Cook County...more

Breastfeeding/Baby Friendly Hospitals

Breastfeeding is the most natural way for a mother to feed her infant...more

Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and its partner, The Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC), were awarded $16 million to promote changes in policy and to the environment in school, workplace and community settings that make it easier for individuals and families to make healthy choices and live active lives...more

Healthy HotSpot

A program of the Cook County Department of Public Health, Healthy HotSpot initiatives aim to make suburban Cook County healthier, one spot at a time...more

Model Communities

This grassroots, community-driven program is designed to facilitate and empower local-level change...more