Community Health Team

The mission of the Community Health Team is to educate and inspire Cook County residents to live healthier lives through practical, prevention-focused, research-driven community health programming. The team's vision is to educate, prevent and inspire and works to:

  • Educate individuals about risk factors for various health conditions
  • Prevent or reduce the chances of negative health outcomes among individuals
  • Inspire behavior change among individuals that will eventually impact the health of their communities

University of Illinois Extension offers a variety of health programming in Cook County. These sessions inform participants about health topics that can affect them and their families. Extension educators reach communities in person and virtual programming as well as through their websites and blogs. Through Community Health: Education, Prevention & Inspiration, educators impart practical information that you can trust.