Board of Health

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The Chicago Board of Health

The Chicago Board of Health advises the Mayor and the Commissioner of Public Health on all issues affecting the health of the residents of Chicago.

Membership And Organization

The board is made up of nine members, one of whom serves as president. The Mayor appoints the members with the approval of the City Council. City law requires that the board be diverse with respect to demographics, skill set, and professional background. The board also needs to have at least five members with a public health background, one member representing a federally qualified health center, and one member representing a hospital. A given board member could meet more than one of these requirements.

Terms Of Service

Members serve three-year, staggered terms. However, the mayor may remove a member and fill vacancies at any time.


The board meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. However, the board is authorized to call meetings at other times. Due to the recent move of CDPH headquarters, on January 31st, 2024, the board will meet at 1340 S. Damen Avenue, 4th Floor, Room #4024. The regular meeting location from February 2024 onwards is currently TBD but will be posted publicly once secured. All meetings must adhere to the Open Meetings Act, which requires that the public be allowed to join and make comments. There must also be 48 hours public notice of the time and place of any meeting.

Click the button below to view the 2024 Board of Health meeting schedule: