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Cook County Department of Public Health

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is the state certified public health agency for suburban Cook County with the exception of Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, and Stickney Township. These three municipalities and one township have separate, state certified public health departments and are operated by the local unit of government. CCDPH is the official agency of county government that strives to meet the public health needs of its citizens through effective and efficient disease prevention and health promotion programs. Learn more

Communities Putting Prevention to Work

The suburban Cook County Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative is a broad-based obesity prevention project designed to change policies and environments so that healthy eating and active living become the norm for Cook County residents.

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and its partner, the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC), were awarded $16 million in funding in March 2010 through the Department of Health and Human Services.

About the Cook County Initiative: http://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/healthy-initiatives/cppw

Model Communities Grant Program

The Model Communities grant program, an initiative of CPPW, focuses on changing policies and the environment to help make the healthy choice the easier choice for individuals and families in suburban Cook County. The Cook County Department of Public Health and its partner, the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago, awarded $4 million* in Model Communities grant funds to 38 local governments, community organizations and school districts throughout suburban Cook County. Using proven strategies, grant recipients are helping to make the healthy choice the easier choice in their communities.

Find out more about Model Communities work here: http://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/healthy-initiatives/model-communities/map

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Check out stories from other Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) projects around the country and learn how they are making changes to improve the health of their communities.


This site was made possible through funding from the Department of Health and Human Services: Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW). CPPW is a joint project between the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago.