April 8, 2019

Statement From Mayor Emanuel On CDPH Commissioner Dr. Morita

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“For two decades, Dr. Julie Morita has been a relentless champion for health equity at the Chicago Department of Public Health. She was the first Asian American to lead the department and leaves behind a strong legacy – groundbreaking tobacco legislation, higher HPV vaccination rates, record low new cases of HIV, strong response to the Ebola crisis, and Healthy Chicago 2.0, a plan that engaged partners in every sector to address the root causes of health. The City of Chicago’s loss is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s gain.”