Mission Statement

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

We, as a diverse public health workforce, care about the well-being of people and are guided by the following principles:

  • Prevention of disease and injury

  • Protection of food, water, air and environment

  • Promotion of safe and healthy communities

  • Scientific approaches to analyzing and solving problems

  • Partnership and collaboration to achieve coordinated response to community health issues

  • Population-based strategies to address public health issues

  • Individual responsibility as important to achieving healthy lifestyles

  • Advocacy for public health policies to improve the health of populations

  • Recognition of the unique value and needs of diverse populations

  • Innovation as essential to the practice of public health



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Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
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