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August 16, 2011 5:16:42 AM PDT
Commissioner Bechara Choucair joins Mayor Emanuel Tuesday for the release of Chicago's first comprehensive public health agenda.

Healthy Chicago.
The event will take place on:
Tuesday, August 16th at 10:45 am
University Club of Chicago - Cathedral Hall
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago IL

About Healthy Chicago:
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel released his Transition Plan, he called on the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop a public health priorities agenda within the first 100 days of his new Administration. Healthy Chicago is a call to action for both CDPH and other public health stakeholders to implement strategies towards 12 public health goals in an effort to transform the health of our city. While there is much work for the CDPH to carry out, Healthy Chicago also includes a significant role for other public health organizations and stakeholders.

Healthy Chicago is a blueprint for action, intended to serve as a framework for a focused, yet comprehensive, approach to how the Chicago Department of Public Health will lead and work with partners to improve the health and well-being of Chicagoans. Healthy Chicago outlines strategies in 12 priority areas to advance work towards the attainment of the following goals:

Tobacco Use: Reduce morbidity and mortality related to tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke

Obesity Prevention: Prevent and control overweight, obesity and related chronic disease

HIV Prevention: Prevent human immunodeficiency virus infection and its related illness and death

Adolescent Health: Improve the health, safety and well-being of adolescent

Cancer Disparities: Eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer

Heart Disease & Stroke: Improve cardiovascular health and quality of life through prevention, detection and reduction of risk factors for heart attack and stroke.

Access to Care: Increase access to primary care and mental health services among the currently uninsured.

Healthy Mothers and Babies: Improve the health and well-being of mothers and infants

Communicable Disease Control & Prevention: Reduce morbidity and mortality related to communicable diseases.

Healthy Homes: Improve the health and well-being of all Chicagoans by creating safer and healthier homes.

Violence Prevention: Increase the quality and years of healthy living by reducing and preventing exposure to violence in the home and community, and addressing bullying among adolescents

Public Health Infrastructure: Ensure that Chicago has the necessary infrastructure to effectively provide essential public health services.

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