HEALTHY CHICAGO 2.0

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), in collaboration with the Partnership for Healthy Chicago, completed a comprehensive community health assessment in 2015. From these findings, CDPH, the Partnership, public health stakeholders and community residents identified 10 priority areas to focus community health improvement efforts on over the next 4 years. These priority areas include both health outcomes and social determinants of health, as well as public health infrastructure elements like partnerships and data:

  1. Expanding Partnerships and Community Engagement
  2. Improving Social, Economic and Community Conditions
  3. Improving Education
  4. Increasing Access to Health Care and Human Services
  5. Promoting Behavioral Health
  6. Strengthening Child and Adolescent Health
  7. Preventing and Controlling Chronic Disease
  8. Preventing Infectious Diseases
  9. Reducing Violence
  10. Utilizing and Maximizing Data and Research

After completing the community health assessment, CDPH convened ten action teams to develop specific goals, objectives and strategies to address each priority. These goals, objectives and actionable strategies form Healthy Chicago 2.0, Chicago’s four-year community health improvement plan. In total, Healthy Chicago 2.0 outlines 82 objectives and over 200 strategies to help reach 30 goals. In order to measure progress towards each goal, CDPH and action team members identified 75 indicators to serve as annual benchmarks towards our 2020 targets.

The indicators have been categorized into the following sections: Overarching Outcomes, Access, Community Development, Education, Behavioral Health, Child & Adolescent Health, Chronic Disease, Infectious Disease and Violence. Explore the indicator table below to learn more about what CDPH and our partners will be monitoring towards the goal of achieving health equity in Chicago. Check back regularly for implementation updates and the status of each indicator as new data becomes available.

INDICATOR DESCRIPTION CITYWIDE BASELINE PRIORITY POPULATION PRIORITY POPULATION BASELINE 2020 TARGET & CHANGE FROM BASELINE DATASOURCE
OVERARCHING
OVERALL HEALTH STATUS Percentage of adults who report their health as “good", "very good" or "excellent"
81.6%
(2014)
Citywide
81.6%
(2014)
85.7%
(5% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
LIFE EXPECTANCY Life expectancy at birth in years
77.8
(2012)
Citywide
77.8
(2012)
79.4
(2% increase)
Death Data, Division of Vital Records, Illinois Department of Public Health
PREVENTABLE HOSPITALIZATIONS Rate of potentially preventable hospitalizations which includes certain acute illnesses (e.g., deyhydration) and worsening chronic conditions (e.g., hypertension) that might not have required hospitalization had these conditions been managed successfully by primary care providers in outpatient settings.
172.3
per 10,000
(2011)
Citywide
172.3
per 10,000
(2011)
163.7
per 10,000
(5% decrease)
Discharge Data, Division of Patient Safety and Quality, Illinois Department of Public Health
OBESITY Percentage of Chicago Public School kindergartners who are obese
19.1%
(2012-2013)
Citywide
19.1%
(2012-2013)
18.2%
(5% decrease)
Chicago Public Schools
Percentage of adults who are obese
28.8%
(2014)
Citywide
28.8%
(2014)
27.4%
(5% decrease)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
DISCRIMINATION Percentage of adults who report ever experiencing discrimination, been prevented from doing something or been hassled or made to feel inferior because of their race, ethnicity or color Data available 2016 Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
ECONOMIC HARDSHIP Population living in communities experiencing high economic hardship
835,249
(2014)
Citywide
835,249
(2014)
793,487
(5% decrease)
American Community Survey 2010-2014, US Census Bureau
CHILD OPPORTUNITY Number of children (0-17 years) living in communities with low or very low child opportunity
297,352
(2014)
Citywide
297,352
(2014)
282,484
(5% decrease)
diversitydatakids.org; Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
TRAUMA-INFORMED CITY City agencies and community-based organizations are trained and understand the impact that violence and trauma has on individuals and communities. Data and metric forthcoming
ACCESS
PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER Percentage of adults who have a personal doctor or health care provider
80.8%
(2014)
Hispanic
68.4%
(2014)
75.2%
(10% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
NO HEALTH INSURANCE Percentage of population without health insurance
18.7%
(2014)
Hispanic
28.1%
(2014)
22.5%
(20% decrease)
American Community Survey 2010-2014, US Census Bureau
DENTAL CARE EMERGENCIES Rate of dental-related emergency department visits
39.0
per 10,000
(2011)
High hardship communities
53.8
per 10,000
(2011)
51.1
per 10,000
(5% decrease)
Discharge Data, Division of Patient Safety and Quality, Illinois Department of Public Health
HEALTH CARE SATISFACTION Percentage of adults who were satisfied with the health care they received Data available 2016 Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
ROUTINE CHECKUP Percentage of adults who visited a doctor or health care provider for a routine checkup in the past year
76.8%
(2014)
Citywide
76.8%
(2014)
80.6%
(5% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
RECEIVED NEEDED CARE Percentage of adults who report it is “usually” or “always” easy to get the care, tests, or treatment they needed through their health plan Data available 2016 Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
ANNUAL DENTAL CLEANINGS Percentage of adults who report having had their teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist in the past year Data available 2016 Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
BUILT ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING
HOUSING COST BURDEN Percentage of households whose housing costs are at least 35% of household income
38.7%
(2014)
Citywide
38.7%
(2014)
36.8%
(5% decrease)
American Community Survey 2010-2014, US Census Bureau
PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING Number of permanent supportive housing units
6,946
(2014)
Citywide
6,946
(2014)
7,293
(5% increase)
Department of Family & Support Services, City of Chicago
HEALTHY HOMES Adoption of model of healthy homes codes Data and metric forthcoming
LEAD POISONING Percentage of children less than 3 years of age with elevated blood lead levels (> 6 mcg/dL)
3.4%
(2014)
Very low child opportunity communities
5.7%
(2014)
3.7%
(35% decrease)
Lead Poisoning Prevention, Chicago Department of Public Health
UNEMPLOYMENT Percentage of civilian labor force who are unemployed
8.4%
(2014)
Citywide
8.4%
(2014)
7.6%
(10% decrease)
US Department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics
SAVINGS & ASSETS Asset development through capital, such as savings, financial securities (stocks and bonds), property ownership, as well as education, job training and access to credit. Data and metric forthcoming
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION Percentage of workers who walk, bike, or take public transportation as their primary mode of getting to work
37.0%
(2014)
Citywide
37.0%
(2014)
40.7%
(10% increase)
American Community Survey 2010-2014, US Census Bureau
NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY Percentage of adults who feel safe in their neighborhood “all” or “most” of the time Data available 2016 Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
TRAFFIC CRASH INJURIES Number of serious injuries resulting from traffic crashes (all roadway users)
2,213
(2014)
Citywide
2,213
(2014)
1,452
(34% decrease)
Illinois Department of Transportation
EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Percentage of eligible 3 to 5 year olds in early childhood education
45.0%
(2014)
Citywide
45.0%
(2014)
54.0%
(20% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE Percentage of school days attended by Chicago Public School students
93.0%
(2013-2014)
Homeless students
77.0%
(2013-2014)
93.0%
(21% increase)
Chicago Public Schools
POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS Percentage of Chicago Public School students who enroll in post-secondary programs (e.g., college, community college, vocational training) Data available 2016 Chicago Public Schools
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS Percentage of adults who reported serious psychological distress based on how often they felt nervous, hopeless, restless or fidgety, depressed, worthless, or that everything was an effort in the past 30 days
5.2%
(2014)
High poverty communities
10.3%
(2014)
9.8%
(5% decrease)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT Percentage of adults who experience serious psychological distress and who are currently taking medicine or receiving treatment from a doctor or other health professional for any type of mental health condition or emotional problem
50.3%
(2014)
Adults with serious psychological distress
50.3%
(2014)
55.3%
(10% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
SUICIDE ATTEMPTS Percentage of high school students who attempted suicide that resulted in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse in the past 12 months
3.5%
(2013)
LGBTQ youth
11.3%
(2013)
10.2%
(10% decrease)
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System, Chicago Public Schools
DEPRESSION Percentage of high school students who reported feeling sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities during the past 12 months
32.5%
(2013)
Female adolescents
40.7%
(2013)
38.7%
(5% decrease)
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System, Chicago Public Schools
PRESCRIPTION OPIATE ABUSE Percentage of adults who report in the past 12 months either ever taking prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone, at a higher dosage or taking it more often than directed in the prescription, or ever taking a prescription pain reliever that was not prescribed to them Data available 2016 Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
OPIATE OVERDOSE Number of ambulance runs in response to suspected opiate overdose
2,506
(2014)
Citywide
2,506
(2014)
2,005
(20% decrease)
Chicago Fire Department
BINGE DRINKING Percentage of adults who report binge drinking in the past month
29.0%
(2011)
Non-Hispanic white males
45.8%
(2011)
43.5%
(5% decrease)
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Illinois Center for Health Statistics, Illinois Department of Public Health
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HOSPITALIZATIONS Age-adjusted rate of hospitalizations due to behavioral health disorders
226.8
per 10,000
(2011)
Citywide
226.8
per 10,000
(2011)
204.1
per 10,000
(10% decrease)
Discharge Data, Division of Patient Safety and Quality, Illinois Department of Public Health
PRIMARY CARE UTILIZATION Percentage of adults who visited a doctor or health care provider for a routine checkup in the past year
76.8%
(2014)
Adults with serious psychological distress
78.9%
(2014)
86.8%
(10% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
CHILD & ADOLESCENT HEALTH
INFANT MORTALITY Rate of deaths before age 1
7.8
per 1,000 births
(2013)
High hardship communities
9.7
per 1,000 births
(2013)
8.7
per 1,000 births
(10% decrease)
Birth Data, Division of Vital Records, Illinois Department of Public Health
EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES Number of children with developmental delays less than 4 years of age who have a plan for special services Data available 2016 Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES Number of Chicago Public School students who receive a school-based vision exam
43,878
(2014-2015)
Citywide
43,878
(2014-2015)
48,753
(10% increase)
Adolescent & School Health, Chicago Department of Public Health
Number of Chicago Public School students who receive a school-based dental exam
115,238
(2014-2015)
Citywide
115,238
(2014-2015)
144,048
(20% increase)
Adolescent & School Health, Chicago Department of Public Health
Number of Chicago Public School students who receive a school-based screening for sexually transmitted infections
6,399
(2014-2015)
Citywide
6,399
(2014-2015)
7,039
(10% increase)
Adolescent & School Health, Chicago Department of Public Health
TEEN BIRTH RATE Rate of births to mothers aged 15-19 years
35.5
per 1,000
(2013)
Very low child opportunity communities
57.3
per 1,000
(2013)
51.6
per 1,000
(10% decrease)
Birth Data, Division of Vital Records, Illinois Department of Public Health
CHRONIC DISEASE
FRUIT & VEGETABLE SERVINGS Percentage of high school students who reported consuming five or more fruit and vegetable servings daily in the past week
18.3%
(2013)
Citywide
18.3%
(2013)
20.3%
(10% increase)
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System, Chicago Public Schools
Percentage of adults who reported consuming five or more fruit and vegetable servings yesterday
29.2%
(2014)
African-Americans
18.9%
(2014)
20.8%
(10% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
SODA CONSUMPTION Percentage of high school students who reported consuming one or more can/bottle/glass of soda daily in the past week
23.1%
(2013)
Citywide
23.1%
(2013)
21.9%
(5% decrease)
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System, Chicago Public Schools
Percentage of adults who drank soda or pop at least once per day in the past month Data available 2016 Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Percentage of high school students who were physically active at least 60 minutes per day during the last week
19.6%
(2013)
Citywide
19.6%
(2013)
20.6%
(5% increase)
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System, Chicago Public Schools
Percentage of adults with no leisure time physical activity in the past month
18.3%
(2014)
High poverty communities
22.7%
(2014)
21.6%
(5% decrease)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
SMOKING Percentage of high school students who currently smoke cigarettes
10.7%
(2013)
Citywide
10.7%
(2013)
9.6%
(10% decrease)
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System, Chicago Public Schools
Percentage of adults who currently smoke cigarettes
18.4%
(2014)
Citywide
18.4%
(2014)
16.6%
(10% decrease)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
Percentage of adults who currently use electronic cigarettes
3.9%
(2014)
Adults aged 18-29 years
6.3%
(2014)
5.7%
(10% decrease)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
CANCER SCREENINGS Percentage of women aged 50-74 years reporting having a mammogram in the past 2 years
75.6%
(2014)
Citywide
75.6%
(2014)
79.4%
(5% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
Percentage of women aged 21-65 years reporting having a Pap test within the past 3 years
82.9%
(2014)
Citywide
82.9%
(2014)
87.0%
(5% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
Percent of adults aged 50-75 years reporting having a sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy in the past 10 years, having a sigmoidoscopy/colonscopy in the past 5 years and a blood stool test in the past 3 years, or having a blood stool test in past year
60.4%
(2014)
High poverty communities
47.9%
(2014)
52.7%
(10% increase)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
HPV VACCINATION Percentage of female adolescents aged 13-17 years who received three or more doses of HPV vaccine
52.6%
(2014)
Citywide
52.6%
(2014)
80.0%
(52% increase)
National Immunization Survey, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
BREAST CANCER MORTALITY Age-adjusted rate of female breast cancer deaths
24.9
per 100,000
(2013)
African-American women
33.3
per 100,000
(2013)
30.0
per 100,000
(10% decrease)
Death Data, Division of Vital Records, Illinois Department of Public Health
ASTHMA EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS Age-adjusted emergency department visit rate due to asthma for the population less than 18 years of age
147.7
per 10,000
(2011)
African-Americans
280.0
per 10,000
(2011)
252.0
per 10,000
(10% decrease)
Discharge Data, Division of Patient Safety and Quality, Illinois Department of Public Health
DIABETES-RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS Age-adjusted hospitalization rate due to diabetes-related lower extremity amputations
2.0
per 10,000
(2011)
High hardship communities
3.0
per 10,000
(2011)
2.7
per 10,000
(10% decrease)
Discharge Data, Division of Patient Safety and Quality, Illinois Department of Public Health
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
HEPATITIS C TREATMENT Access and availability to treatment for persons diagnosed with Hepititis C Data and metric forthcoming
HIV INCIDENCE Number of new HIV infections
973
(2014)
African-American men who have sex with men
355
(2014)
320
(10% decrease)
HIV Surveillance, Chicago Department of Public Health
LINKAGE TO HIV CARE Percentage of persons with newly diagnosed HIV infections that are linked to HIV medical care within 90 days of diagnosis
81.5%
(2014)
African-Americans
78.6%
(2014)
90.0%
(15% increase)
HIV Surveillance, Chicago Department of Public Health
ENGAGEMENT IN HIV CARE Percentage of persons living with HIV that are engaged in HIV medical care
55.0%
(2012)
Citywide
55.0%
(2012)
74.3%
(35% increase)
HIV Surveillance, Chicago Department of Public Health
HIV VIRAL SUPPRESSION Percentage of persons living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load
45.0%
(2012)
Citywide
45.0%
(2012)
90.0%
(100% increase)
HIV Surveillance, Chicago Department of Public Health
CHLAMYDIA Rate of reported chlamydia cases
1,013
per 100,000
(2013)
African-American females under 25 years
4,567
per 100,000
(2013)
3,425
per 100,000
(25% decrease)
STI Surveillance, Chicago Department of Public Health
VIOLENCE
GUN-RELATED HOMICIDES Age-adjusted homicide rate as the result of firearm use
10.8
per 100,000
(2013)
African-American males
55.4
per 100,000
(2013)
44.3
per 100,000
(20% decrease)
Death Data, Division of Vital Records, Illinois Department of Public Health
NON-FATAL SHOOTINGS Number of non-fatal shootings reported
2,435
(2014)
Citywide
2,435
(2014)
1,948
(20% decrease)
Chicago Police Department
SEXUAL ASSAULT Number of sexual assault crimes reported
2,395
(2014)
Citywide
2,395
(2014)
2,156
(10% decrease)
Chicago Police Department
VIOLENT CRIME IN PUBLIC SPACES Number of gun-related violent crimes reported that occurred in public spaces (e.g. street, sidewalk, park, etc)
9,577
(2014)
Citywide
9,577
(2014)
7,662
(20% decrease)
Chicago Police Department
SUSPENSIONS Percentage of Chicago Public School students who received out-of-school suspensions
2.6%
(2014-2015)
Citywide
2.6%
(2014-2015)
1.3%
(50% decrease)
Chicago Public Schools
SCHOOL FIGHTS Percentage of high school students who were in a physical fight on school property one or more times during the past 12 months
16.9%
(2013)
Citywide
16.9%
(2013)
12.7%
(25% decrease)
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System, Chicago Public Schools
BULLYING Percentage of high school students who report being bullied on school property
13.0%
(2013)
LGBTQ youth
30.4%
(2013)
27.4%
(10% decrease)
Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
SCHOOL SAFETY Percentage of high school students who reported missing school due to safety concerns
12.9%
(2013)
Citywide
12.9%
(2013)
10.3%
(20% decrease)
Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System, Chicago Public Schools
SOCIAL COHESION Shared values and trust among neighbors Data and metric forthcoming Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health
DISCRIMINATION FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Percentage of adults who report ever experiencing discrimination, been prevented from doing something or been hassled or made to feel inferior from the police or in the courts because of their race, ethnicity or color Data available 2016 Healthy Chicago Survey, Chicago Department of Public Health