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2014 National Network of Public Health Institutes Open Forum: The Launch of Healthy Chicago and Our Accreditation Journey

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Commissioner Choucair at the 2014 National Network of Public Health Institutes Open Forum for Quality Improvement in Public Health presentation on "Perfect Timing! The Launch of Healthy Chicago and Our Accreditation Journey" in Kansas City.

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2014 National Network of Public Health Institutes Open Forum: The Launch of Healthy Chicago and Our Accreditation Journey

  1. 1. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
  2. 2. Challenges to Change • Dwindling local health department resources – 12% overall decrease in personnel since 2008 for all LHDs – Large jurisdictions hit the hardest • Infrastructure developed over 100 years ago – Tradition creates inertia that impedes change efforts • Political environments – One of several City agencies – Accountable to both Mayor and City Council • Interest groups
  3. 3. Evolution of Healthy Chicago February – May 2011 August 20112010
  4. 4. Healthy Chicago Partnerships
  5. 5. Healthy Chicago Partnerships
  6. 6. Communication
  7. 7. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
  8. 8. "By having a clear mission with clear priorities and having a way to measure them and make sure we are not only setting goals but achieving them … we will have the greatest impact on our public health.” Mayor Rahm Emanuel
  9. 9. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR IT’S ABOUT HOW WE BEHAVE AS A CITY HEALTHY CHICAGO Chicago Department of Public Health
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  11. 11. Tobacco Use Victories • Increased Cigarette Tax • Banned Flavored Tobacco Sales Near Schools • Regulated E-Cigarettes Domain 5: Develop Policies and Plans
  12. 12. Opportunities Consideration s
  13. 13. Obesity Prevention Successes • Increased access to healthy & affordable food • Increased opportunities for physical activity • Focus on CPS students
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  15. 15. Advancing Healthy Chicago through Technology

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