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City gets new prescription for better health: Mayor's Healthy Chicago wellness plan outlines areas needing improvement, strategies to achieve it by 2020

Eng, Monica (2011) City gets new prescription for better health: Mayor's Healthy Chicago wellness plan outlines areas needing improvement, strategies to achieve it by 2020. Chicago Tribune .

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Vowing to improve the health of Chicagoans and cut the government's soaring health care costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel went to a sweaty fitness room in Humboldt Park on Tuesday to unveil a comprehensive health agenda that includes a citywide "wellness plan." As part of Emanuel's effort to launch initiatives in his first 100 days, the mayor and Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair presented a Healthy Chicago plan that outlines 12 priority areas — and dozens of measurable health goals the leaders hope to achieve by 2020. The priorities include reduced tobacco use, obesity reduction and prevention, HIV prevention, adolescent health, cancer disparity reduction, better access to health care...


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Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: tobacco use, obesity, HIV, cancer disparity reduction, access to health care, racial health disparities in breast cancer and infant mortality
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Smoking & Tobacco Use
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    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2011 12:58
    Last Modified: 17 Aug 2011 13:11
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3081

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