Violence Prevention

“Violence is a Public Health problem…and the public must be engaged to prevent it”

– Marlita White, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention & Behavioral Health



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CDPH Mission Statement (updated 2022)

Chicago Department of Public Health works with communities and partners to create an equitable, safe, resilient and Healthy Chicago.

Gender Based Violence - link for current efforts to address GBV at CDPH

Gender-Based Violence - link for current efforts to address GBV at CDPH


Information and Updates

Funding Opportunity

 Grants and Contracts Opportunities

  • NEW!  Announcement: The Chicago Department of Public Health, Office of Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health has released Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Trauma Informed Learning Cohort Leaders (#8696) on July 22, 2022 and Trauma Informed Collaborative Lead (#8749) on July 25, 2022.   


    Trauma Informed Learning Cohorts (RFP #8696)This opportunity will award up to $800,000 across four (4) Trauma informed Transformation Cohort Leaders ($200,000 per organization) who will each convene and facilitate  sector specific learning cohorts (organization representatives).  The role includes developing and delivering training curricula, managing the evaluation of the cohort participants, providing feedback, technical assistance, and supports to ensure the understanding and application of evidence-based instruction of trauma-informed integration materials (i.e., assessments, toolkits, best practices, etc.). 

    Please register here for the (non-mandatory) Trauma Informed Learning Cohort Leaders Bidder's call scheduled for August 10th at 1:00 pm. The RFP (#8696)  closes on August 22nd at 4:30 pm. 


    Trauma Informed Collaborative Lead (RFP #8749) - This opportunity will award up to $150,000 for a Trauma Informed (TI) Collaborative Lead to a single awardee to construct and administer an online repository, improve trauma-informed integration, and establish a diverse, multi-sector city-wide TI collaborative. In addition, the applicant is responsible for the development of trauma-informed integration materials (i.e., assessments, toolkits, etc.). 

    Please register here for the (non-mandatory) Trauma Informed Collaborative Lead Bidder's call scheduled for August 5th at 2:30 pm. The RFP (#8749) closes at 12 pm (noon) on August 24th. 


    To access and submit the on-line application visit: To complete the application, you will need to establish an e-procurement profile, in advance. See the RFPs for more details about submitting questions, submission requirements and other important deadlines.   





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