Online Program

Healthy People 2020: Addressing the Leading Health Indicators using a Health in All Policies Approach

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Nikhil Prachand, MPH, Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, IL
A health-in-all policies approach is key to improving the health of all populations. This presentation will focus on how the City of Chicago identified critical public health issues at the local level and leveraged data to motivate action and address health disparities.  The Chicago Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) has created a new city-wide public health agenda, Healthy Chicago 2.0, to improve the health of Chicagoans and address health disparities.  City-level health surveillance data(mortality, natality, hospitalization and ED discharge, HIV/STI, lead, and immunization) and health and risk behavioral data from the 2014 Healthy Chicago telephone survey was analyzed to elucidate disparities by geography and race/ethnicity.  These disparities were then assessed by levels of economic hardship (income, unemployment, housing cost burden) and community-level characteristics including the built environment (presence of quality educational opportunities parks and open space, toxic release sites, health care facilitates, healthy food retailers, employment opportunity and levels of housing vacancies and foreclosure). This presentation will introduce the audience to multi-factorial etiology of adverse health outcomes in Chicago, and the role CDPH will play in engaging cross-sector city agencies in health promotion as part of its new health-in-all agenda.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate the association between social determinants and health outcomes and behaviors in Chicago. Formulate a plan t engage cross-sector stakeholders in community health promotion.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the Director of Epidemiology for the Chicago Department of Public Health, I am responsible for the collection, management, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of all health surveillance, and behavioral survey data. I have many years of experience in analyzing and developing health indicators to describe population health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.