Advocating for Public Health
NIPHC is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of health departments in Northern Illinois to respond to threats of the health of the public and promote and assure the health of people and communities.
DEFINITION OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Public Health is the science and art of improving population health through the engagement of individuals, families, private organizations, and public organizations, as participants in civil society. To this end, using health trending data (known as health informatics) to inform choice is essential for community well-being.
The mission of NIPHC is to promote and protect the health of the region through coordinated and collaborative action that raises public awareness, builds constituency, and influences legislation and policy concerning public health issues affecting northern Illinois.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS PUBLIC
Penny Chanez, Director of Operations
P.O. Box 635
North Aurora, Ill. 60542