Partnership to Improve Children's Health

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Dr. Bechara Choucair, Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health and Dr. Stephanie Whyte, Chief Health Officer for CPS both testified at the Chicago City Council Health and Education Committees on on plans to improve adolescent health through Chicago’s Action Plan for Healthy Adolescents here: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdph/CDPH/AHAC_PLAN_Feb32014.pdf

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Partnership to Improve Children's Health

  1. 1. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
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  9. 9. . Mobile VendorsVending MachinesA la Carte Items School Stores
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  17. 17. 23 $7.17 $0.00 $1.00 $2.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 $7.00 $8.00 Total Tax in Effect by Year, Chicago • • •
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  20. 20. 26 85.2 80.5 76 69.3 65.6 64.8 61.9 65.1 66.1 61.4 57 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 All race-ethnicities Hispanic NH Asian NH Black NH White
  21. 21. 27CDC—Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2011 40 17.5 64.3 12 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Ever had sexual intercourse Had sex with four or more people in lifetime Used condom in past month Percent Before Age 13 52
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  25. 25. 31 Piloting new Condom Availability Program in 24 schools during 2014-2015
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  30. 30. 36 with > 1 doses among females 13 -15
  31. 31. 37 with >3 doses among females 13 -15
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  33. 33. 40American Optometric Association: School Aged Children (6-18) 80% of learning in the classroom is visual.
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  37. 37. 34 School Health Centers 12 Elementary 22 High Schools 50,000 visits 29,000 students enrolled
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