Chicago Department of Public Health uses Child Opportunity Index

Healthy Chicago 2.0 uses COI data to map citywide community health
Published: 04.17.2015 Updated: 04.21.2020

The Chicago Department of Public Health’s Office of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics Program has been using Child Opportunity Index data during the development of the agenda for Healthy Chicago 2.0, a five-year citywide community health improvement plan. In consultation with researchers, the Healthy Chicago 2.0 team has re-benchmarked the Child Opportunity Index from the Chicago Metro Area to the City of Chicago, and then examined the relationship between the Index and indicators such as life expectancy at birth, teen births, obesity in children, elevated blood lead levels, diabetes-related mortality, diet-related mortality, non-fatal shootings.