Durbin Announces More Than $2 Million To Improve Community Health In Suburban Cook County

CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $2,232,726 in federal funding to support efforts by the Cook County Department of Public Health to improve community health and reduce the prevalence of chronic disease in thirty-three low-income communities across suburban Cook County. This grant award, provided through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) program, will help promote tobacco-free recreational areas, improve access to healthy foods, and strengthen referral services to non-clinical chronic disease management.
“Where you live should not determine your ability to buy fresh foods, remain active, and access quality health care. This important investment will help reduce the obstacles to healthy living for residents of suburban Cook County,” said Durbin. “I commend the Cook County Public Health Department for its efforts to ensure that all residents can access the necessary tools to lead healthy lives.”