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Healthy Chicago 2025

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and numerous partners, including the PHAME Center's Chicago Health Atlas, have created the Healthy Chicago movement, a broad coalition taking important steps toward a more just, equitable city. Through our most recent health improvement plan, we continue and deepen this work with a shared vision for health and racial equity that values the lived experiences and priorities of community members.

To close the racial life expectancy gap, people affected by inequities must have power to decide how we measure and monitor our city’s progress. CDPH will continue to track many of the Healthy Chicago 2.0 indicators. With Healthy Chicago 2025, we commit to sharing resources, credit, results, and knowledge as we identify community needs and assets, conduct research, and analyze data.

Healthy Chicago 2025 overarching measures Heading link

Through our assessment process, we identified a set of overarching indicators to measure key outcomes we are collectively working toward with Healthy Chicago 2025.
  • Life expectancy

    Increase life expectancy for Black Chicagoans and reverse declines in Latinx and Asian populations.

  • Overall health status

    Improve overall health status for Black and Latinx Chicagoans.

  • Economic well-being

    Increase economic well-being for Black and Latinx Chicagoans.

  • Mental well-being

    Increase access to behavioral health treatment for all Chicagoans, with a focus on Black, Latinx, and Asian populations.

Equity dashboard Heading link

Over the next year, the City of Chicago will engage community members and other experts to cocreate Chicago’s first-ever Equity Dashboard. This will guide not only Healthy Chicago 2025 implementation, but also the work of the Mayor’s Office for Equity & Racial Justice and the creation of Chicago’s Citywide Plan, ensuring that broad, comprehensive measures of health and racial equity serve as everyone’s North Star in the planning, implementation and evaluation of all City programs and services. We will identify specific measures and targets, establish a data collection plan, and issue a baseline dashboard and report. The dashboard will be available to the public so we can all track progress towards achieving racial equity.

Healthy Chicago 2.0 Indicators Heading link

At the Chicago Health Atlas, view the major indicators guiding the work of Healthy Chicago 2025 covering a wide array of social determinants of health.

Access the data