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Students for Healthy Chicago Kick-Off Meeting

  1. 1. Chicago Department of Public Health Students for Healthy Chicago November 30, 2012 Bechara Choucair, MD Commissioner Chicago Department of Public Health @choucair on Rahm Emanuel Bechara Choucair, MD Mayor Commissioner
  3. 3. A Comprehensive Public Health AgendaA blueprint for action to create:• Healthy City• Healthy Neighborhoods• Healthy Homes• Healthy People
  4. 4. Students for Healthy Chicago• Mission statement: • Various stripes: – “to bring together – Medical students and nurture like- – Journalism students minded students of – Law/Policy students various stripes to effect positive change in the public health arena of Chicago”
  5. 5. MEDICAL STUDENTS• Rush University Medical Center• Loyola University Stritch SOM• Northwestern University Feinberg SOM• The University of Chicago Pritzker SOM• University of Illinois at Chicago COM
  6. 6. MEDICAL STUDENTS• Healthy Vending• HIV Opt-Out Testing• Healthy Texting• Smoke-free Campuses
  7. 7. LAW/POLICY STUDENTS• John Marshall Law School• Northwestern University School of Law• University of Chicago GPHAP – Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy
  8. 8. Healthy Chicago Policies
  9. 9. Policy Accomplishments Breast Feeding• 12 Chicago hospitals have entered the pathway to become Baby Friendly• Increased WIC support for breastfeeding through lactation counselor training
  10. 10. Policy Accomplishments Child Care Standards• Standards for nutrition, physical activity and screen time• 90 trainings reached 1,400 day care center providers • All licensed day care centers are adopting standards, which as of 12/20/11 was 743 centers
  11. 11. Policy Accomplishments Tobacco Prevention• 1638 units of private smoke-free housing• 4 CHA smoke-free developments • 750 undercover stings for illegal sales to minors
  12. 12. Policy Accomplishments Tobacco Prevention• All City Colleges & Roosevelt University• 4 more hospitals are now smoke-free• Catholic schools smoke-free• The Y of Metro Chicago expanded its smoke-free policy at four of its residential facilities with a commitment to be 100 percent smoke free by October 2012
  13. 13. Policy Accomplishments Tobacco Prevention• State Cigarette tax increase of $1.00• Tobacco vending machines are no longer permitted in Chicago• “Roll Your Own” cigarette tobacco machines will now be taxed at the same rate as cigarettes• 5 Chicago drug treatment centers have implemented smoke-free campuses.• Over 30 Chicago FQHCs have implemented the Ask, Advise and Refer model providing over 104,000 patients to be screened for tobacco use
  14. 14. Policy Accomplishments School Health• Established Office of Adolescent and School Health• Hired CPS Chief Health Officer• Expanded STI screening in CPS schools• Improved nutritional standards for school meals• 56 schools certified by Healthier US School Challenge• Comprehensive obesity report on CPS students to be released
  15. 15. Policy Accomplishments Obesity• Urban agriculture ordinance passed• Healthy vending contract for City• Healthy Produce Carts• Healthy Corner Stores• Healthy YMCA policies• Healthy Procurement Executive Order for all City Agencies, in development
  16. 16. Healthy Chicago Programs
  17. 17. Program Accomplishments Obesity• Fresh Moves• Grant Partnership with U of C - Diabetes Translational Research• Awarded $800,000 to 10 CBO’s to increase healthy options in corner stores, support breast feeding education and implement healthy changes in schools
  18. 18. Program Accomplishments ImmunizationsIncrease immunization rates for Percent of children aged 12-18 months enrolled in WIC with 3:2:2 immunization serieschildren in WIC 100%National award for immunizationimprovement - past two years 75%Distribute 1.2 million vaccines 50%through VFC programConduct activities to promote 25%adolescent immunizations•HPV priority of Healthy Chicago 0% Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecAgenda 2011 2012 Target
  19. 19. Program Accomplishments Adolescent Health• STI screenings – 8,592 educated; 5,778 screened (FY12 to date)• Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative – 4500 students received curriculum and supports (FY12)• Teen dating violence prevention – 5000 youth and parents**anticipated 2012-2016
  20. 20. Program Accomplishments Maternal and Child Home Visits16,000 Nursing Home visits (2011)
  21. 21. Program Accomplishments: Lead50,594 6mo-35mo olds screened for blood lead poisoning
  22. 22. Program Accomplishments:Promoting Oral Health among Children 112, 332 CPS students received an oral health exam during 2010/2011 school year
  23. 23. Education and Public Awareness
  24. 24. Education: Raise Public Awareness• Breastfeeding• Food Access• Smoke-free environments• Vaccines
  25. 25. Education Accomplishments Obesity
  26. 26. Education Accomplishments Tobacco Prevention
  27. 27. Education AccomplishmentsA growing number of youth express no interest in smoking, or are trying to quit.
  28. 28. Education AccomplishmentsVaccine Preventable Illnesses
  29. 29. Education Accomplishments Communicable Disease Control• ICAAP training partnership with Providers to increase immunization coverage• 47 TB prevention and treatment Education session delivered to healthcare providers and the public
  30. 30. JOURNALISM STUDENTS• Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
  31. 31. “Where have I seen that before?”Well, actually, you’ve probably seen it all over the place. It’s the new flu vaccine campaign public serviceannouncement from the Chicago Department of Public Health.Perhaps you’ve seen it on a Chicago billboard. Maybe you’ve seen it on a CTA train, platform, bus, or busshelter. More recently, you may have seen it on one of several Neighbor Carts throughout Chicago.The “Neighbor Carts” project is Neighbor Capital’s new social purpose business. The carts provide freshand affordable produce in otherwise underserved areas. Also, the carts provide ownership opportunitiesfor unemployed and underemployed individuals. Neighbor Cart at the Damen Ave. Blue Line stop displaying theStrengthening the social fabric of CDPH’s “Get A Flu Shot” banner.communities and providing healthy fruitsand vegetables are concepts that theChicago Department of Public Health canreally get behind!How can the Neighbor Carts possibly getany better? How about we slap our “Get AFlu Shot” banner on there?While the flu may only make an otherwisehealthy person mildly ill for a few days, theflu can prove fatal for others in thecommunity. That’s why it’s important foreveryone to get vaccinated (watch Dr.Choucair talk more about the flu).To find out how to get your flu shot, youshould call your doctor, your pharmacy, or311. Also, a list of CDPH-sponsored fluclinics is available for download.
  32. 32. Coming Soon• Asthma Initiative• Bicycle helmets• Healthy CPS Action Plan• PlayStreets• Obesity report on CPS students• Lactation rooms in City buildings• Seek funding for school-based adolescent vaccine program• Expand school based health centers• New wellness policy for CPS
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