- Chicago Area Health Organizations
- Health Data Resources
- Local and National Resources
- Tools for the Community
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
This Web site hosts several databases regarding prevalence, trends, maps illustrating health risks and other health survey information.
Big Cities Health Inventory, 2007: The Health of Urban USA
This report, published by the Chicago Department of Public Health, presents city-to-city comparisons of leading measures of health.
Burden of Chronic Diseases and Their Risk Factors: National and State Perspectives 2004
This online document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides updated information on the burden of chronic diseases and their risk factors in the 50 states.
Chicago Community Health Profiles
For each of Chicago's 77 formally designated community areas, this Web site provides health status and health resource data, such as census data, locations of health care facilities, and leading causes of death and hospitalization.
Diabetes Public Health Resource
Maps and data describing obesity trends and diabetes prevalence and other resources can be found on this site.
Evaluation of State Web-Based Systems for Dissemination of Health-Related Data
This evaluation, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through a contract with ORC Macro, Inc., identifies current best practices for disseminating information via the Web.
Illinois Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
This state-based program gathers information on risk factors among Illinois adults 18 years of age and older through monthly telephone surveys. Data for Illinois counties are also available on this site.
Improving Community Health Survey
September 2005 Report by the Sinai Urban Health Institute
This report, produced with a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, takes an in-depth look at health care in six diverse inner-city Chicago neighborhoods.
Bringing Heart Health to Latinos: A Guide for Building Community Programs
This guide, developed by the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, presents the basic steps for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a community-based program to promote heart health among Latinos.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
This nonprofit organization promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.
Community Tool Box
Created by the Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development at the University of Kansas, this resource offers more than 6,000 pages of practical information to promote community health and development.
Mobilizing Action through Planning and Partnerships
MAPP is a community-wide strategic planning tool for improving community health available on the National Association of City and County Health Officials Web site.
Small Steps. Big Rewards. Prevent type 2 Diabetes Campaign
This National Diabetes Education Program Web site offers information about the Diabetes Prevention Program, intervention materials targeting audiences at high risk for diabetes in 16 languages, and other tools for reducing this disease in communities.
This initiative offers several resources to help public health professionals apply effective social marketing and performance management to public health programs and practices.