THE MISSION of the Chicago Department of Public Health is to make Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care for all Chicagoans.
Provide leadership for Public Health.
Identify, analyze and track issues.
Define problems and guide public health action.
Inspect food establishments to ensure safe food supply.
Establish a public health presence in city neighborhoods.
Deliver services either directly or through delegate agencies.
Advise Chicagoans of their rights as health care consumers and help them get care from HMOs and other medical providers.