Healthy Places is a $5.8 million project funded by a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative (CPPW). Funding comes from the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund. As bona fide agent of the City of Chicago and in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago leads Healthy Places. The initiative began in September 2010 and runs through September 2012. The overall goal of Healthy Places is to implement sustainable policy, systems, and environmental changes that address obesity in Chicago by creating healthier environments where Chicagoans live, work, learn, and play. Healthy Places involves many organizations and governmental agencies across Chicago and is an initiative of Healthy Chicago.
Areas of Focus:
The funding for Healthy Places is a portion of $31 million awarded across the country to support public health
efforts to reduce obesity and tobacco use, increase physical activity, and improve nutrition. These awards,
funded by the Prevention and Public Health Fund included in the 2010 Federal Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, are part of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' CPPW program
administered by the CDC.
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, administered by the CDC. CPPW is a comprehensive prevention and wellness initiative that aims to reduce chronic diseases related to obesity and tobacco use through policy, systems, and environmental change across cities and regions. Using a prescribed set of evidence-based strategies, CPPW will develop public health policies, strengthen community environments to support health, and establish successful and sustainable interventions over the long term.