Health Protection and Response
We work to protect all Chicago residents from potential health threats like disease outbreaks and common illnesses like influenza. We provide safe and effective vaccines and educational information about how to prepare for and prevent health emergencies.
- Communicable Disease: We identify sources of infectious diseases to stop transmission. Our goal is to ensure that all Chicago residents receive timely, preventive medical treatment and that medical providers are always informed of the latest health alerts and recommendations.
- Immunization: Vaccines are a safe and highly effective method to protect yourself and your children from many diseases.
- Emergency Preparedness: Recognizing that a Local Response is the Best Response, learn how you can prepare your family for an emergency, how to work together as a community and how you can volunteer to help others.
- Tuberculosis: TB is a communicable disease of public health significance, and under Illinois law the Local Health Department should be actively managing and/or monitoring treatment of each case of TB. Our goal is to control and prevent TB in Chicago.
Get the latest information about diseases that may impact you.
The Disease Control division at the Chicago Department of Public Health works to protect the public from infectious diseases including vaccine-preventable diseases, Tuberculosis, food-borne illness and other communicable diseases.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person.
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) COVID-19 Resources
FQHCs are essential to the fabric of our public health infrastructure and our COVID-19 response alike. In a time when our hospital infrastructure is stretched thin, CDPH recognizes the crucial role FQHC systems can play in supporting our Chicago communities through a pandemic
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Prepare Chicago: Emergency Preparedness: Recognizing that a Local Response is the Best Response, learn how you can prepare your family for an emergency, how to work together as a community and how you can volunteer to help others.